President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, for a savings of $26.7 billion.  However, some programs will continue to receive funds in 2018 during a phasing-out plan.
 
Here are the programs the administration wants to cut: 
 
 
Agriculture Department — $855 million
 
·       McGovern-Dole International Food for Education
 
·       Rural Business-Cooperative Service
 
·       Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account
 
·       Single Family Housing Direct Loans
 
 
Commerce Department — $633 million
 
·       Economic Development Administration
 
·       Manufacturing Extension Partnership
 
·       Minority Business Development Agency 
 
·       National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grants and Education 
 
 
Education Department — $4.976 billion
 
·       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 — $398 million
 
·       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 — $4.834 billion
 
·       Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
 
·       Community Services Block Grant 
 
·       Health Professions and Nursing Training Programs 
 
·       Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 
 
 
 
Homeland Security — $235 million
 
·       Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program 
 
·       Transportation Security Administration Law Enforcement Grants 
 
 
 
Housing and Urban Development — $4.123 billion
 
·       Choice Neighborhoods 
 
·       Community Development Block
 
·       HOME Investment Partnerships Program 
 
·       Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity Program Account 
 
 
 
Interior Department — $122 million
 
·       Abandoned Mine Land Grants 
 
·       Heritage Partnership Program 
 
·       National Wildlife Refuge Fund 
 
 
 
Justice Department — $210 million
 
·       State Criminal Alien Assistance Program 
 
 
 
Labor Department — $527 million
 
·       Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Training 
 
·       OSHA Training Grants 
 
·       Senior Community Service Employment Program
 
 
 
State Department and USAID — $4.256 billion
 
·       Development Assistance
 
Earmarked Appropriations for Non-Profit Organizations
 
·       The Asia Foundation 
 
·       East-West Center 
 
·       P.L. 480 Title II Food Aid 
 
 
 
State Department, USAID, and Treasury Department — $1.59 billion
 
·       Green Climate Fund and Global Climate Change Initiative 
 
 
 
Transportation Department — $499 million
 
·       National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER) 
 
 
 
Treasury Department — $43 million
 
·       Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
 
 
 
Environmental Protection Agency — $493 million
 
·       Energy Star and Voluntary Climate Programs
 
·       Geographic Programs 
 
 
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration — $269 million
 
·       Five Earth Science Missions 
 
·       Office of Education 
 
 
 
Other Independent Agencies — $2.683 billion
 
·       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 
 
·       U.S. Institute of Peace 
 
·       U.S. Trade and Development Agency 
 
·       Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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