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How automatic budget cuts could affect Missouri

How automatic budget cuts could affect Missouri

February 25th, 2013 in News

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.

As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs. The White House did not have a list of which states or programs might have flexibility.

Some examples of Missouri's possible funding cuts :


• About $11.9 million in funding for primary and secondary education

• Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for about 1,200 children in Missouri.


• About 8,000 civilian Department of Defense employees in Missouri would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $40.3 million in total.

• About $56 million in Army Base operation funding in Missouri

• About $14 million in funding for Air Force operations in Missouri

• About $298,000 in Justice Assistance Grants


• About $758,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral and placement.


• Funding for vaccinations would be cut about $171,000

• About $572,000 in funds to help upgrade ability to respond to public health threats.

• About $1,300,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse

• About $211,000 for the State Department of Health & Senior Services

• Up to about $127,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence

• About $419,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.


• About $3,745,000 in environmental funding and another $1,184,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.