Potential federal budget cuts facing California

The White House on Sunday released a list of potential hits to California if a budget deal isn't reached by Friday, when automatic cuts kick in. Among the cuts facing California:

Education: Would lose $87.6 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting about 1,210 teacher and aide jobs at risk. About 320 fewer schools would receive funding. In addition, schools would lose $62.9 million in funds for about 760 special-education teachers and aides. About 9,600 fewer low-income college students would receive financial aid; about 3,690 fewer students would get work-study jobs. About 8,200 children would lose Head Start and Early Head Start services.

Public safety: Would lose about $1.6 million in grants that support law enforcement, courts and anti-crime programs.

Military: About 64,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed. Army base operation funding would be cut by $54 million. Air Force operation funding would be cut by $15 million. Maintenance and repair of five Navy ships in San Diego and aircraft depot maintenance in North Island could be canceled

Environment: Would lose about $12.4 million in clean water, air quality and anti-pollution programs. Would lose $1.9 million in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Job training: Would lose about $3.3 million in funding for job search assistance and placement, cutting services to about 129,770.


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Child care: Up to 2,000 disadvantaged children could lose access to child care.

Public health: About $1.1 million in funding for vaccines would be cut, resulting in 15,810 fewer children receiving them. Would lose $2.6 million in funds to help upgrade state's ability to respond to public health threats. Would lose about $12.4 million in grants to prevent and treat substance abuse. State health department would lose $2 million in funding, resulting in 49,300 fewer HIV tests.

Domestic abuse: Would lose up to $795,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 3,000 fewer victims getting those services.

Senior meals: Would lose approximately $5.4 million in funds that provide meals for seniors.

Source: White House