Tag: Impact of Federal Cuts

Proposed Food Stamp Changes Would Cut Some Alabamians Out of the Program

State welfare officials say they do not know the number of food stamp recipients in Alabama who would be affected by President Donald Trump’s proposed federal rule change that nationally would cut some 3 million recipients from the program.

There are 716,989 food stamp recipients in the state, including 67,318 people age 60 and above with no earned income.

Trump wants the rule change in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, called SNAP but often known by its old name, food stamps. He says a loophole lets states give benefits to those who would otherwise be ineligible.

Forty states, including Alabama, and the District of Columbia use the option. Read more.

The List of Proposed Cuts With the Most Impact on Alabama

Of the programs on the original list of 66 that the president proposed to eliminate, there were 40 that would impact Alabama, based on a BirminghamWatch examination:

The Economic Development Administration

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grants and Education

Single Family Housing Direct Loans

Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program

Rural Business Cooperative Services

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Community Services Block Grant

Health Professions and Nursing Training Programs

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Training

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program

Choice Neighborhoods

Community Development Block

Home Investment Partnerships Program

Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity Program Account

Abandoned Mine Land Grants

Heritage Partnership Program

National Wildlife Refuge Fund

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Corporation for National and Community Service

Legal Services Corporation

Appalachian Regional Commission

Federal Supplemental Development Grants

Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants

Teacher Quality Partnership

Institutes of Peace

NASA Office of Education

NASA Five Earth Science Missions

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Energy Star and Voluntary Climate Programs

EPA Geographic Programs

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Overseas Private Investment Corporation