Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 plans to scrap 66 federal programmes

The move is expected to save $26.7 billion (£20.6 billion)

Wednesday 24 May 2017 17:48 BST
Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One
Donald Trump waves before boarding Air Force One (Reuters)

Donald Trump’s fiscal budget proposal for 2018 would eliminate a total of 66 federal programmes.

The move would save $26.7 billion (£20.6 billion) and would see the likes of community learning centres and low income home energy assistance scrapped.

Some of the schemes are likely to receive funding for 2018 as part of the plan to phase them out.

The White House is hoping to slash federal spending by $3.6 trillion (£2.8 trillion) over the next decade with defence being one of the few areas set for increased funding.

An additional $25 billion (£19 billion) for defence has been allocated for the next fiscal year, following a similar increase in the current budget, according to US broadcaster CNBC.

Here is the full list of the programmes that are to be eliminated by Trump’s budget, according to The Hill website:

Agriculture Department

• McGovern-Dole International Food for Education

• Rural Business-Cooperative Service

• Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account

• Single Family Housing Direct Loans

Commerce Department

• Economic Development Administration

• Manufacturing Extension Partnership

• Minority Business Development Agency

• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grants and Education

Education Department

• 21st Century Community Learning Centers

• Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants

• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

• Impact Aid Payments for Federal Property

• International Education

• Strengthening Institutions

• Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

• Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants

• Teacher Quality Partnership

Energy Department

• Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy

• Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program and Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program

• Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility

Health and Human Services

• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

• Community Services Block Grant

• Health Professions and Nursing Training Programs

• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Homeland Security

• Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program

• Transportation Security Administration Law Enforcement Grants

Housing and Urban Development

• Choice Neighborhoods

• Community Development Block

• HOME Investment Partnerships Program

• Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity Program Account

Interior Department

• Abandoned Mine Land Grants

• Heritage Partnership Program

• National Wildlife Refuge Fund

Justice Department

• State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Labor Department

• Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Training

• OSHA Training Grants

• Senior Community Service Employment Program

State Department and USAID

• Development Assistance

Earmarked Appropriations for Non-Profit Organisations

• The Asia Foundation

• East-West Center

• P.L. 480 Title II Food Aid

State Department, USAID, and Treasury Department

• Green Climate Fund and Global Climate Change Initiative

Transportation Department

• National Infrastructure Investments

Treasury Department

• Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Environmental Protection Agency

• Energy Star and Voluntary Climate Programs

• Geographic Programs

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

• Five Earth Science Missions

• Office of Education

Other Independent Agencies

• Chemical Safety Board

• Corporation for National and Community Service

• Corporation for Public Broadcasting

• Institute of Museum and Library Services

International Development Foundations

• African Development Foundation

• Inter-American Foundation

• Legal Services Corporation

• National Endowment for the Arts

• National Endowment for the Humanities

• Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

• Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Regional Commissions

• Appalachian Regional Commission

• Delta Regional Authority

• Denali Commission

• Northern Border Regional Commission

• US Institute of Peace

• US Trade and Development Agency

• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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