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White House Releases Estimate Of Effects Of Sequestration On Individual States

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Sunday evening – the Obama administration released new state-by-state reports on the impact the sequester will have on each individual state across the country if a compromise is not reached in Congress in order to avert the sequester by March 1st. The reports for Georgia and South Carolina follow.

GEORGIA IMPACTS

If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on Georgia this year alone are:

􀂾 Teachers and Schools: Georgia will lose approximately $28.6 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 390 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 54,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 80 fewer schools would receive funding.

o Education for Children with Disabilities: In addition, Georgia will lose approximately $17.5

million in funds for about 210 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

􀂾 Work-Study Jobs: Around 2,490 fewer low income students in Georgia would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 890 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

􀂾 Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately

1,700 children in Georgia, reducing access to critical early education.

􀂾 Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water: Georgia would lose about $3.5 million in

environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from

pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Georgia could lose another $979,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

􀂾 Military Readiness: In Georgia, approximately 37,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $190.1 million in total.

o Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $233 million in Georgia.

o Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations in Georgia would be cut by about $5 million.

􀂾 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution: Georgia will lose about $427,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

􀂾 Job Search Assistance to Help those in Georgia find Employment and Training: Georgia will lose about $873,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 33,160 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

􀂾 Child Care: Up to 1,100 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

􀂾 Vaccines for Children: In Georgia around 4,180 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $286,000.

􀂾 Public Health: Georgia will lose approximately $925,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological,

chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Georgia will lose about $2.5 in grants to

help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 2400 fewer admissions to substance

abuse programs. And Georgia health departments will lose about $571,000 resulting in around

14,300 fewer HIV tests.

􀂾 STOP Violence Against Women Program: Georgia could lose up to $208,000 in funds that

provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 800 fewer victims being served.

􀂾 Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: Georgia would lose approximately $1.3 million in funds that provide meals for seniors. The President is willing to compromise, but on behalf the middle class he cannot accept a deal that undercuts their economic security.

SOUTH CAROLINA IMPACTS

If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on South Carolina this year alone

are:

􀂾 Teachers and Schools: South Carolina will lose approximately $12.5 million in funding for

primary and secondary education, putting around 170 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition

about 15,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 30 fewer schools would receive

funding.

o Education for Children with Disabilities: In addition, South Carolina will lose approximately

$8.6 million in funds for about 100 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with

disabilities.

􀂾 Work-Study Jobs: Around 830 fewer low income students in South Carolina would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 270 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

􀂾 Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 900 children in South Carolina, reducing access to critical early education.

􀂾 Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water: South Carolina would lose about $1,763,000 in

environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from

pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, South Carolina could lose another $646,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

􀂾 Military Readiness: In South Carolina, approximately 11,000 civilian Department of Defense

employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $59.5 million in total.

o Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $62 million in South Carolina.

o Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations in South Carolina would be cut by about $19

million.

􀂾 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution: South

Carolina will lose about $278,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement,

prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections,

drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

􀂾 Job Search Assistance to Help those in South Carolina find Employment and Training: South Carolina will lose about $550,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 18,780 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

􀂾 Child Care: Up to 300 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care,

which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

􀂾 Vaccines for Children: In South Carolina around 1,860 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $127,000.

􀂾 Public Health: South Carolina will lose approximately $442,000 in funds to help upgrade its

ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and

biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, South Carolina will lose about

$1,020,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 1400 fewer

admissions to substance abuse programs. And the South Carolina State Department of Health and Environment will lose about $276,000 resulting in around 6,900 fewer HIV tests.

􀂾 STOP Violence Against Women Program: South Carolina could lose up to $99,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 400 fewer victims being served.

􀂾 Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: South Carolina would lose approximately $791,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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