Monday, February 14, 2005

Budget Programs Facing Cuts, Elimination

The Associated Press, Friday, February 11, 2005

Here are the 154 programs that President Bush wants to eliminate or cut in his 2006 budget proposal. Bush would terminate 99 programs and make major spending reductions in 55. Separately, the administration listed eight major reforms Bush proposed that also would produce spending cuts.

Of the terminations, Bush has recommended 59 of them before. Twenty-seven of the 55 programs targeted for spending reductions have been previously submitted to Congress.


· _Agriculture Department

· AMS Biotechnology Program

· Forest Service Economic Action Program

· High Cost Energy Grants

· NRCS Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations

· Research and Extension Grant Earmarks and Low Priority Programs

· _Commerce Department

· Advanced Technology Program

· Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Program

· Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction Program

· _Education Department

· Comprehensive School Reform

· Educational Technology State Grants

· Even Start

· (High School Program Terminations:)

· Vocational Education State Grants

· Vocational Education National Activities

· Tech Prep State Grants

· Upward Bound

· Talent Search


· Smaller Learning Communities

· Perkins Loans: Capital Contributions and Loan Cancellations

· Regional Education Laboratories

· Safe and Drug Free Schools State Grants

· (Small Elementary and Secondary Education Programs:)

· Javits Gifted and Talented Education

· National Writing Project

· School Leadership

· Dropout Prevention Program

· Close Up Fellowships

· Ready to Teach

· Parental Information and Resource Centers

· Alcohol Abuse Reduction

· Foundations for Learning

· Mental Health Integration in Schools

· Community Technology Centers

· Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners

· Foreign Language Assistance

· Excellence in Economic Education

· Arts in Education

· Women's Educational Equity

· Elementary and Secondary School Counseling

· Civic Education

· Star Schools

· (Smaller Higher Education Programs:)

· Higher Education Demos for Students w/Disabilities

· Underground Railroad Program

· Interest Subsidy Grants

· (Small Job Training and Adult Education Programs:)

· Occupational and Employment Information

· Tech-prep Demonstration

· Literacy Programs for Prisoners

· State Grants for Incarcerated Youth

· (Small Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Programs:)


· Byrd Scholarships

· B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships

· Thurgood Marshall Legal Opportunity

· (Small Vocational Rehabilitation Programs:)

· Vocational Rehabilitation Recreational Programs

· Vocational Rehab (VR) Migrant and Seasonal Workers

· Projects with Industry

· Supported Employment

· Teacher Quality Enhancement Program

· _Energy Department

· Hydropower Program

· Nuclear Energy Plant Optimization

· Nuclear Energy Research Initiative

· Oil and Gas Programs

· _Health and Human Services Department

· ACF Community Service Programs

· ACF Early Learning Opportunities Fund

· CDC Congressional Earmarks

· CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

· CDC Youth Media Campaign

· Direct Service Worker Delivery Grants

· HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children

· HRSA Health Facilities Construction Congressional Earmarks

· HRSA Healthy Community Access Program

· HRSA State Planning Grant Program

· HRSA Trauma Care

· HRSA Traumatic Brain Injury

· HRSA Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

· Real Choice Systems Change Grants

· _Housing and Urban Development Department


· _Interior Department

· BLM Jobs-in-the-Woods Program

· LWCF State Recreation Grants (NPS)

· National Park Service Statutory Aid

· Rural Fire Assistance (BLM, NPS, FWS, BIA)

· _Justice Department

· Byrne Discretionary Grants

· Byrne Justice Assistance Grants

· COPS Hiring Grants

· COPS Interoperable Communications Technology Grants

· COPS Law Enforcement Technology Grants

· Juvenile Accountability Block Grants

· National Drug Intelligence Center

· Other State/Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program Terminations

· State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)

· _Labor Department

· Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Training Program

· Reintegration of Youthful Offenders

· _Transportation Department

· National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Program

· Railroad Rehabilitation Infrastructure Financing Loan Program

· _Enviromental Protection Agency

· Unrequested Projects

· Water Quality Cooperative Agreements

· _National Aeronautics and Space Administration

· Hubble Space Telescope Robotic Servicing Mission

· _Other Agencies

· National Veterans Business Development Corporation

· Postal Service: Revenue Forgone Appropriation

· SBA: Microloan Program

· SBA: Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Participating Securities Program


· _Agriculture Department

· Federal (In-House) Research

· Forest Service Capital Improve and Maintenance

· Forest Service Wildland Fire Management (incl. supp. and emergency funding)

· Biomass Research and Development

· Broadband

· CCC - Bioenergy

· CCC - Market Access Program

· Farm Bill Programs (EQIP

· Farm Bill Programs (CSP)

· Farm Bill Programs (WHIP)

· Farm Bill Program (Farm and Ranchland Protection)

· Farm Bill Programs (Ag. Management Assistance)


· Renewable Energy

· Rural Firefighter Grants

· Rural Strategic Investment Program

· Rural Business Investment Program

· Value-added Grants

· Watershed Rehabilitation

· NRCS Conservation Operations

· NRCS Resource Conservation and Development Program

· Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans

· _Commerce Department

· Manufacturing Extension Partnership

· _Education Department

· Adult Education State Grants

· State Grants for Innovation

· _Energy Department

· Environmental Management

· _Health and Human Services Department

· HRSA Children's Hospitals GME Payment Program

· HRSA Health Professions

· HRSA Rural Health

· SAMHSA Programs of Regional and National Significance

· State, Local & Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Grants

· _Housing and Urban Development Department

· Housing for Persons with Disabilities

· Native American Housing Block Grant

· Public Housing Capital Fund

· -Interior Department

· Bureau of Indian Affairs School Construction

· National Heritage Area Grants

· Payments in Lieu of Taxes

· USGS, Mineral Resources Program

· _Justice Department

· Federal Bureau of Prisons Construction Program

· High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program

· Juvenile Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Programs

· _Labor Department

· International Labor Affairs Bureau

· Office of Disability Employment Policy

· Workforce Investment Act Pilots and Demonstrations

· _State Department

· Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

· _Transportation Department

· FAA - Facilities and Equipment

· FAA - Airport Improvement Program (Oblim)

· FRA - Next Generation High Speed Rail

· _Treasury Department

· Internal Revenue Service - Taxpayer Service

· _Environmental Protection Agency

· Alaska Native Villages

· Clean Water State Revolving Fund

· -National Aeronautics and Space Administration

· Aeronautics: Vehicle Systems Program

· Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter

· _Other Agencies

· Archives: National Historical Publications & Records Commission

· U.S. Institute of Peace, Construction of New Building


· Agriculture: Rural Telephone Bank

· Commerce: Economic and Community Development Programs

· Homeland Security: State and Local Homeland Security Grants

· Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration, Recover Aviation Security Screening Costs Through Fees

· Labor: Job Training Reform, Consolidate Grants Program

· Transportation: Amtrak

· Army Corps of Engineers (Civil Works): Performance Guidelines for Funding Construction Projects

· U.S. Agency for International Development and Department of Agriculture: International Food Aid



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