Sequestration is causing dedicated nonprofit organizations that are careful stewards of taxpayer dollars to experience an uptick in disruptions to their operations and services to communities. Many organizations have reported experiencing the effects of sequestration directly and indirectly. Among the nonprofits directly impacted, many of those in the stories below have reported experiencing major budget cuts or delays in the approval of contracts or payments, all of which have led to layoffs and operational reductions in best case scenarios and reduced services in many other situations. Amid these and other slated cutbacks, nonprofits are also experiencing and anticipating increased demand. More than 75 percent of nonprofits surveyed by the Nonprofit Finance Fund reported increased demand for their services in 2012, and 85 percent are expecting to continue to see increased demand in 2013. If these cuts are allowed to continue, decreased resources and skyrocketing need will diminish the economic progress nonprofits, businesses, and government have made in many communities.
Birmingham: The North Alabama public defender office has begun furloughing 11 of its 15 employees.
Cullman County: Head Start cuts will result in the closure of two classrooms, affecting 40 students.
Huntsville: The Huntsville Housing Authority, which provides heating, plumbing, and financial assistance, will serve 300 fewer people.
Jefferson County: The Head Start program closing for 10 weeks, affecting 276 kids. Fifteen staffers will also be furloughed.
Juneau: Tlingit & Haida Head Start will begin the school year three weeks late this year because of the sequestration of 5.27 percent of its funding.
Statewide: A $1.5 million cut to primary and secondary education will result in 2,000 fewer students served at 10 schools.
Anchorage: A Head Start program run by Kids Corp for 3-5 year olds will close on August 19th due to a cut of $148,000.
Anchorage: 12,580 job seekers have been affected by a loss of $337,000 in employment search assistance funding from the federal government because of the sequester.
Anchorage: The Bristol Bay Native Association has been forced to cut child services, reduce scholarships, and cut its own staff, on top of its expectation of broader employment cuts by rural organizations and businesses that rely on federal funds.
Bristol Bay: In an effort to avoid dropping children from Head Start, home cooked meals have been removed from the menu, and one classroom has lost access to a playground after being forced to move.
Juneau: Federal emergency unemployment benefits have been cut off for Alaskans by 23.92% as of May 19 due to sequestration cuts, reducing the average weekly benefit for someone out of work for more than 26 weeks from $245 to $186.
Sitka: The Bill Brady Healing Center, which treats Native Alaskans for drug and alcohol addiction, closed as part of $3.5 million in cuts to the nonprofit Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.
Statewide: Nine public defenders have been laid off, and the remainder will be furloughed for 11 days over the course of the summer, which will jeopardize criminal cases and possibly deny Arizonans speedy trials.
Nogales: Local nonprofit leaders and community officials are concerned that furloughs imposed by sequestration will reduce voluntary contributions to nonprofit organizations that provide human services, on top of the direct effects of cuts to federal programs like Job Corps that help train local youth.
Phoenix: Potential sequestration cuts of $3 million out of a $63 million FY 14 budget request for Child Protective Services imperils child care for about 1,000 Arizona families.
Tucson: The City of Tucson may be forced to evict between 250 and 400 families (totaling up to 1,800 people) from public housing because of the withdrawal of federal funding for rent subsidies due to sequestration.
Window Rock: School district eliminated 40 positions due to budget cuts, and is considering eliminating 65 more and closing three schools.
Statewide: Five percent sequestration cuts are forcing Arkansas Head Start administrators to enforce pay cuts, reduce staff through attrition, and eliminate transportation for students. Enrollment counts are also being cut while some centers are being closed entirely.
Fayetteville: Head Start program ends 13 days early, and will close the Willow Heights Head Start Center.
Fort Smith: Local school officials are hoping to be able to find enough unspent state funds to pay for the salaries of 70 teachers that are now paid by $5.6 million in federal money slated to be cut under the sequester.
Little Rock: Little Rock’s Metropolitan Housing Alliance is considering reducing services to a four-day work-week as a result of $680,000 in cuts to a federal allowance of $1.59 million.
Northwest Arkansas: The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, which operates nine food banks, will serve 12,400 fewer meals in response to a $74,000 budget cut.
Statewide: On April 28, about 400,000 long-term unemployed workers statewide saw a 17.7 percent cut to their unemployment benefits because of sequestration.
Bakersfield: Community Action Partnership of Kern, which receives 77 percent of its funding from Washington, D.C, has been forced to shut down its 44 Head Start programs two weeks early.
Berkeley: The Berkeley Housing Authority stripped the first 14 of an expected 100 housing vouchers it will remove from low income families by early 2014.
Contra Costa: Meals on Wheels will halt home-meal delivery for 200 of the 1,200 low-income, homebound elders currently served.
Contra Costa County: Contra Costa nonprofits and communities have been hit hard by the effects of sequester cuts, which have led to the loss of nine weeks of Head Start programming and nine staff positions, the elimination of 512 Section 8 housing vouchers, and 200 fewer meals per day from Meals on Wheels to county residents.
Hoopa: Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District (KTJUSD), located on a reservation where nine out of ten children qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches, has been forced to lay off five teachers and an administrator due to $280,000 in sequestration cuts. Reductions are estimated to total $455,000, meaning similar lay-offs are likely to recur in the next two years.
Humboldt: The Humboldt Senior Resource Center will serve 5,000 fewer meals to seniors because of the sequester cuts.
Humboldt and Del Norte County: The two counties experienced a combined $16,686 in cut in senior services from April through June 2013 and an estimated $25,000 from July 2013 through June 2014.
Los Angeles: Withering federal funding due to sequestration means that 900 fewer three-year-old children will be able to receive Head Start services this year, which could prove especially difficult to the large number of working single parents in the city.
Los Angeles County: 900 students will be dropped from Head Start programs.
Los Angeles County: If the Los Angeles County Housing Authority does not receive the $1.2 million dollar emergency grant it applied for, up to 1800 families may lose their housing assistance.
Marin County: Whistlestop, a nonprofit that administers Meals on Wheels in Marin County, delivered 3,000 fewer meals this year, and is not be able to serve any of the 45 seniors on their waiting list.
Merced: Migrant education programs that served 7,499 local youth in the past fiscal year (already 1,835 fewer than the previous year) are facing $368,030 in sequestration cuts.
Merced: Local nonprofits providing Head Start programs will be forced to serve 70 fewer children and their families with comprehensive services as a result of a $600,000 drop in federal funding.
Napa and Solano County: The Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano has lost $244,000 due to the sequester and will be reducing food delivery service to seniors in more remote locations.
Oakland: The Oakland Housing Authority will have 800 to 900 fewer housing rental vouchers each upcoming year, because of $11 million in sequestration cuts.
Riverside County: The county Housing Authority is considering the elimination of 746 Section 8 rental housing vouchers, which would pass the $6 million of expected sequestration cuts directly onto lower-income tenants.
San Diego: The San Diego Community Centers are expecting cuts of between $150 and $200, which will reduce their capacity by over 70,000 meals.
San Luis Obispo County: The Migrant Head Start program is shortening its calendar by two weeks instead of dropping students.
Santa Barbara: The local Community Action Commission, which runs local Head Start and Early Head Start preschools, will help 53 fewer families because of a roughly five percent sequestration cut.
Santa Barbara: The Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County is facing a $562,000 cut due to the sequester, and will be ending the Head Start program at Harding Elementary school as well dropping an additional 13 students.
Santa Barbara: The City of Santa Barbara will be revoking rental assistance from 107 families.
Santa Clara County: A $21 million reduction in federal funding due to sequestration means that as many as 1,500 families could lose their housing.
Statewide: Federally funded job training and search assistance programs that helped 9,579 Colorado citizens, including lower-income youth, will take a ten percent budget cut because of sequestration next year.
Statewide: State health officials will offer 5,300 fewer HIV tests thanks to the sequester, which could potentially shift those who would have been tested by the state into the arms of local nonprofits.
Boulder: Concern is mounting amongst University of Colorado Boulder researchers about whether some labs may be forced to close due to sequester cuts to the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Graduate departments accepted fewer students during the 2012 – 2013 school year and some scientists have already frozen graduate student hiring and may not be able to pay graduate students this summer.
Denver: Sequester cuts to medical education programs mean fewer interns and residents who help reduce waiting times for underserved populations at state hospitals’ emergency rooms.
Denver: 4,000 fewer Colorado students enrolled in special education programs are expected to receive support, 700 young children denied access to school-readiness programs, and up to 100 teachers laid off due to sequestration.
Brighton: The Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative, a local nonprofit, fears that cuts of $16 million in U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development assistance under the sequester will adversely affect its ability to provide services, despite counting more homeless citizens this year than ever before.
Statewide: A 5.2 percent cut due to sequestration will eliminate spaces for 520 children in Head Start in the state for the upcoming school year.
Bridgeport: The Bridgeport Housing Authority reports that due to the sequester they are taking losses of $130,000 per month, which they have tried to mitigate by moving staff to a cheaper health plan, although reductions in staff may soon follow.
Bristol: Housing authority reduces funding for Section 8 vouchers by 8 percent, meaning that low-income citizens who were promised vouchers and waiting on housing will have their vouchers revoked and be placed once again on a waiting list to find places to live.
Fairfield County: New Haven Home Recovery, which provides support to local citizens who are homeless, has reported that its program to provide intensive care to high-risk pregnant women who are homeless will be severely cut due to sequestration.
Hartford: Connecticut energy and heating assistance programs, which are anticipated to help 118,000 households in 2012-13, are bracing for sequestration cuts ranging between $4 million and $12.5 million. This means that that assistance per family will at least be reduced to $375 per month from its previous level of $405 per month.
Manchester: Private medical practice informs patients it can no longer treat people who are on Medicare; the nonprofit Eastern Connecticut Health Network has committed itself to providing oncology resources to those turned away despite the financial implications.
North Central Connecticut: Cuts to 5 regional workforce boards which provide job training in dozens of municipalities will continue to adversely affect job programs already suffering from $1 billion in cuts to the Workforce Investment Act in 2010, on which Connecticut’s regional jobs boards depend for funding.
Norwich: Thames Valley Council for Community Action Inc., a local nonprofit that serves 1,604 seniors at its centers and delivers meals to an additional 1,574 senior citizens, will serve far fewer meals because of sequestration’s cuts. It expects its losses due to sequestration to total $66,961; last year’s cuts of $42,000 forced it to close its meal sites on Mondays and scale back delivery of meals to four days a week.
Western Connecticut: Local Meals on Wheels programs, administered jointly by nonprofit organizations and local government agencies, are considering reducing meal deliveries from five to three days per week, which would prevent them from checking in with area seniors on a daily basis.
Dover: Sequester cuts limiting the number of grants available to incoming students at Delaware State University.
Wilmington: 52 employees of Delaware Hospice have been laid off in part due to cuts to Medicare reimbursements.
Statewide: Four weeks of unemployment benefits for the long term unemployed will be eliminated.
Brooksville: Head Start program won't reduce the number of kids it serves—but it'll stop paying into employees' retirement accounts beginning in April, affecting 225 people.
Fort Myers: Lee County school district to lay off 100 employees, including 15 teachers.
Hernando: Local Head Start teachers at Mid Florida Community Services have decided to forego retirement benefits in addition to closing a Head Start classroom in order to continue service despite sequestration cuts.
Jacksonville: The Section 8 waiting list has reached 10,266 individuals, with a wait time of four to five years to be awarded housing. Additionally, of the approximately 50 vouchers given up each month, none will be redistributed until the federal government issues a new budget.
Marion County: Cuts to a variety of nonprofits in Marion County, including Meals on Wheels, has left the Marion County United Way overwhelmed with requests for funds, while it deals with its lowest fundraising totals in fifteen years.
Miami: The Alliance for Aging planned to cut 15,000 meals served at senior centers and 1,800 home delivered meals for seniors, but was able to regain half its lost funding. Still, President Max Rothman says its function will be significantly inhibited.
Palm Beach County: School bus service has been cut for 2,300 low income children, leaving many with no way of getting to school.
Seville: Head Start program closing for summer two weeks early.
South Florida- Food programs in Palm Beach and Broward counties have cut back on service, with the Palm Beach Community Services Department cutting 240 daily breakfasts for the elderly, and the Broward county Meals on Wheels program so near its capacity that it has begun asking recipients if they can afford to pay $28 per week for their food.
Statewide: Enrichment Services, Inc, which provides Head Start services, is dropping 128 children from the program, while it expands its waiting list to 600 students.
Atlanta: MLK National Historic Site reducing number of student employees, and freezing hiring for key spots.
Atlanta: Funding for a cancer research project at Emory University has been reduced from 12 months to 6.
Albany: 10 disability aides and three family service workers will be laid off due to cuts to the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council.
Athens: Meals on Wheels will be serving 2,700 fewer meals after receiving a $50,000 budget cut.
Moultrie: The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council served 90 fewer children than it did in the past school year as a result of a $700,000 cut under sequestration.
Statewide: Officials at Hawaii Meals on Wheels, which currently serves over 350 hot meals every weekday, fears that sequestration will reduce voluntary contributions to the local nonprofits that help to administer the program, which would compound the effects of federal budget cuts themselves.
Statewide: Sequestration cuts to the state’s Pretrial Services have eliminated a program that formerly sent qualified substance abuse offenders to rehabilitation instead of prison, which costs the state 10 times as much per year in supervisory costs per person.
Honolulu: Hawaii public schools may lay off as many as 80 school teachers and assistants in the 2013-14 school year as a result of $7 million in lost federal revenue.
Kauai: Kauai’s three wildlife refuges are all short staffed due to a hiring freeze brought on by the sequester, placing additional strain on the Kilauea Point Natural History Association.
Oahu: The Hawaii office of U.S. VETS, a national nonprofit that helps homeless veterans achieve housing independence, has had to designate services to be cut by sequestration since it relies mostly on federal funding. This is despite increased need: they served 40 individual homeless veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan alone last year. Their recently opened women’s shelter is also expected to be affected.
Honolulu: 3,585 families who receive rental housing subsidies could be left homeless as a result of sequestration cuts to Section 8 vouchers used by the Honolulu Department of Community Services.
Lapwai: A water gauge on Lapwai Creek is one of three USGS gauges being closed in the state, affecting agriculture industries and flood control.
Magic Valley: The nonprofit South Central Community Action Partnership which provides weatherization services, will weatherize 250 fewer homes this winter, and will be hiring 28 fewer employees as a result of sequester cuts.
Wind River Indian Reservation: Five-percent sequestration cuts have forced the Reservation to freeze hiring and cut service hours for both its preschool and day care programs for Native children.
Statewide: 1,100 fewer Illinois children will have access to child care services that are reliant on federal funding, while 2,700 three and four year-olds will be denied access to Head Start programs.
Statewide: 4,592 fewer families will receive Section 8 housing vouchers.
Statewide: 80,000 long-term unemployed had their unemployment benefits reduced by 16.8 percent starting May 27. Weekly benefits are typically $300-$320, and the cut will take away more than $50 a week.
Chicago: 125 families with members suffering from AIDS will be forced from subsidized housing because of sequestration cuts.
Cook County: Families that have been on the waiting list for rental vouchers since 2001 will remain there due to sequestration cuts.
Henry County: A Senior Center in Western Illinois cut back its transportation services for seniors by two hours per day and will now only deliver meals to homebound seniors every other Friday, which will impact 78 senior citizens and two staffers.
North Chicago: Sequestration is likely to force the local school authority to cut additional staff beyond the 26 it laid off in February in preparation for the sequester.
Statewide: Approximately 1,100 children will be dropped from Head Start programs statewide, 6% of its annual enrollment.
Bloomington: Head Start program in Monroe County are ending one month early, eliminating 12 spots and laying off 15 employees.
Columbus: Head Start programs will be holding a lottery to determine who will remain in the program after 36 slots were cut in two cities.
Covington: Covington District Early Head Start will serve 16 fewer young children this school year, on top of cutting transportation in one out of the seven counties that it serves.
Indianapolis: In part due to sequester cuts, the Indianapolis Air Show, which in past years has run as a charity event and once attracted crowds of 100,000, is permanently cancelled after 16 years.
Madison County: Slots for 20 students will be dropped from Head Start programs and transportation will be eliminated for students living on public transportation routes.
Vigo County: At least 20 children in Vigo County will be denied spaces in local Head Start programs as a result of sequestration.
Statewide: Head Start Programs in Columbus and Franklin have decided to allocate this fall’s placements by a lottery system, with over 1000 fewer slots being offered.
Statewide: The North Iowa Community Action Organization will be closing eight outreach offices, where Iowans would normally go to apply for heating and weatherization assistance, from June 1 through Aug. 1 to make up for budget deficits.
Corning: A 5.27 percent federal cut due to sequestration has forced MATURA Action Corporation, a local Head Start administrator, to close its classroom facility in Corning.
Dubuque: The city has already reduced the amount of available Section 8 vouchers from 1,063 to 855 and expects to see the number of vouchers fall to 800 by the end of the year.
Dubuque: New Section 8 housing vouchers put on hold.
Muscatine: Head Start programs closed 12 days early in Scott, Clinton, Cedar, and Muscatine Counties, affecting 420 kids.
Sioux City: Five special-ed staffers, 12 reading staffers, and 15 staffers with the Early Intervention Block Grant program were laid off.
Statewide: 240 children will be dropped from Head Start in the fall.
Emporia: Emporia State University expects the sequester to slash up to $30,000 from two programs that provide student support services and that help prepare high school students for college. Though 20 students who hope to become teachers upon graduation currently receive TEACH grants from the University, it does not plan on continuing to award these grants.
Eureka: Head Start program closed for good.
Kansas City: At the Waterstone Apartments, public housing, 33 families have been informed they will no longer be receiving rent benefits and are facing eviction.
Kingman, Pratt, and Stafford Counties: Cuts to Head Starts programs have caused 43 children to be dropped, 8 staff members laid off, and 20 relocated.
Topeka: A 14 percent drop in funding for Kansas' federal court is creating a backlog in cases, and longer delays before defendants can meet with their lawyers.
Wichita: Head Start services stopped for 71 kids, and 10 staff positions have been eliminated.
Statewide: Audubon Area Community Services, which runs Head Start programs throughout the state, will be forced to reduce its enrollment by 170 children due to cuts that are part of the federal sequester.
Rural KY: Audubon Area Community Services has been forced to eliminated Head Starts slots for 170 children and lay off 42 workers to make up for the sequester cut.
Covington: The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission announced it would close its eight neighborhood centers on Fridays. The nonprofit community action centers serve 25,000 people a year, operating Head Start programs, providing weatherization, emergency food, job training and education, and homelessness services.
Frankfort: Jackson Independent School District will cut its staff from 42 to 25 or 26, and the Glasgow Independent Board of Education has laid off two curriculum coaches plus a computer technician as well as slashing personal days for teachers. Statewide, 100 to 200 teachers and certified staffers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of federal spending cuts.
Henderson: Head Start ending its program a month early.
Jefferson County: Budget cuts due to sequestration will total $3.5 million this fall and will curtail programs that serve preschoolers with disabilities and from low-income families.
Lexington: The Community Action Council plan to cut child development services for 75 children and close the Woodhill Child Development Center.
Lexington: Students who were previously able to choose between attending a smaller independent school district and their local schools could be denied this mobility by sequestration cuts. Bell County will be able to send 20 fewer students per year to the independent Pineville School District, while Harlan County will be cutting its enrollment in the district by 25 students per year.
Owensboro: The Daviess County Board of Education will lay off about five teachers in the coming year; sequestration cuts have contributed to the need for layoffs and have reduced funding for personnel whose jobs are devoted to providing supplies for and assisting students with special needs.
Western Kentucky: 16 counties in Western Kentucky had their budget slashed by $750,000, resulting in the termination of 50 staff members and dropping 160 children from the program.
Wolfe County: Superintendent Kenny Bell says that there is simply nowhere else to cut after cutting art, music, physical education and counseling services in past years to make up for budget shortfalls, and that the further cuts necessitated by the sequester will significantly harm students and the quality of education.
Statewide: Sequestration cuts are withholding Gulf Coast Restoration Trust funds meant to help repair the ecological and economic hardships caused by the BP oil spill.
Natchitoches: Staff reduced at Cane River Creole National Historical Park.
New Orleans: New Orleans Housing Authority will be recalling 700 Section 8 vouchers for low-income families.
Statewide: Spectrum Generations, a social service agency in central Maine, has been forced to create a waiting list for it Meals on Wheels program for the first time in its history as it deals with $70,000 in budget cuts. The list has already reached 110 names long.
Statewide: Due to sequestration, Tier 3 Emergency Unemployment Compensation has been cut from nine weeks to one week.
Statewide: Nationwide cuts to Continuum of Care programs will likely cause the delay or cancellation of Shelter Plus Care programs as well as new long term housing programs.
Eastern Maine: The Eastern Area Agency on Aging is now closed on Fridays, and will not be providing its services, including Meals on Wheels, to seniors and adults with disabilities.
Bath: Head Start program closing eight days early.
Portland: Maine Public Broadcasting to lay off 10 employees, in part due to sequestration.
Portland: The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), which directs some funding to homeless shelters, has undergone major losses. The ESG rapid re-housing program at the Oxford Street Shelter suffered a 23.6 percent decrease in funding; the ESG essential services and prevention programs at the Family Shelter also experienced a 23 percent decline in funding.
Portland: As many as 22 families will lose rental assistance if the Portland Housing Authority is unable to replace funds cuts under sequestration by the end of the year.
Rockland: Meals on Wheels program for seniors serving fewer meals and implementing a waiting list. Methodist Conference Home will be eliminating a noontime meal program.
Topsham: The local Head Start program has closed its doors.
Statewide: The Maryland Coastal Bays Program which works to restore and preserve Maryland’s coastal environment is facing an $88,000 budget cut, and estimates that some of its partners are suffering cuts of millions of dollars.
Baltimore: Public defenders began serving two-week furloughs in April, after seeing budget slashed $500,000.
Hyattsville: After almost 30 years of serving local seniors, the First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville program has closed. Its funding has been cut from $1200 per quarter to $1100 annually, a result of the overall cuts of 5% to Maryland Meals on Wheels.
Statewide: Head Start programs are receiving a 20% larger cut than expected, which will result in 1,359 fewer students being served, and the loss of 120 Head Start jobs.
Statewide: Unemployment compensation for 45,000 unemployed residents, who have been unemployed for at least 6 month, was cut by 12.8% from the beginning of May through until September 29, 2013.
Boston: Employees in public defender's offices furloughed for 16.5 days.
Boston: The Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership was forced to rescind 43 Section 8 vouchers offers to households, some who had been waiting up to 10 years.
Lowell: 85 children in the Greater Lowell area will be denied access to Head Start services this coming fall since their local provider has been forced to close three Head Start classrooms to cope with sequestration cuts.
Martha's Vineyard: Head Start programs have ended one month early, and will be opening one month late.
New Bedford: New Bedford has been forced to cut housing programs across the board, including cuts of 28% to public housing, and 6% to Section 8 payments. This also includes a freeze on rental vouchers, despite a large waiting list.
North Adams: A $134,000 cut will result in the closure of one out of 5 Head Start programs at the Johnson School, leaving 18 children without spots in the fall.
Springfield: The Head Start program in Springfield has already cut 31 children from its rolls due to sequestration. Unless policy is changed, it expects to reduce enrollment by another 200 children, a cut of more than one sixth of the current total.
Worchester: The Worchester Housing Authority has laid off 15 employees as it looks to how best continue its services under current cuts.
Ann Arbor: 223 public school teachers have been laid off as the district faces an $8.67 million budget shortfall.
Detroit: The job training program Focus: HOPE, facing a $800,000 budget shortfall, will drop its Earn + Learn program which provides job assistance to minorities who are chronically unemployed or have been in prison.
Escanaba: Head Start programs are closing three and a half weeks early in Menominee, Delta, and Schoolcraft counties, affecting 254 families.
Grand Rapids: West Michigan Meals on Wheels will serve 12,000 fewer meals due to funding reductions ranging between $50,000 and $75,000, meaning the organization will have to decide how to distribute the remaining meals to the 200 individuals it serves.
Grand Rapids: Arbor Circle, which administers 35 total programs, including a shelter for homeless teens, expects to see one-third of its budget disappear due to the sequester.
Jackson: The County’s Department on Aging will lose $56,000 in funding. Potential cost-savings measures include closing nutrition centers and delivering frozen rather than warm meals to seniors.
Jackson County: An emergency lifeline services for seniors in need of urgent care which was previously free will now require a subscription fee. The county will also reduce the amount of in home assistance it provides to seniors.
Livingston County: Emergency shelter funding was cut by 16 percent, significantly hampering the county’s ability to house 127 homeless households. Five local nonprofits are working to help raise the $40,000 that officials estimate is needed to meet demand this winter.
Marquette: Head Start programs closing three weeks early in Marquette and Alger county.
Pontiac: Due to $800,000 in sequestration cuts, the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA), a local nonprofit, will cut all full time staff’s schedules by four hours, lay off three staff members, and leave ten positions vacant, potentially disrupting services to needy residents.
Statewide: A $4.43 million dollar cut in Head Start funding will cause 500-600 children to be dropped from the program. 120 teachers will also lose their jobs.
Cloquet: Fon du Lac Objiwe School laid off five teachers (including two special-education staffers), made three teachers part time, and increased class sizes after losing $410,000 in funding.
Edina: The Edina School District anticipates a reduction in Title I aid to its share of the 8,510 neediest Minnesota students who receive such aid; statewide, an additional 5,525 students with special education needs could be affected by sequestration.
LeSueur: After providing meals for seniors for over 40 years, the LeSueur senior dining site will close.
Monkato: The local Meals on Wheels program which delivers 200 hot meals per day to area seniors, expects to have to reduce services as a result of sequestration cuts.
Monkato: Of 430 Monkato families receiving housing assistance vouchers, 23 will lose assistance. Additionally, no new vouchers are being distributed and the waitlist will be frozen. Patti Ziegler, Monkato Housing Coordinator said in response to the reduction that The Monkato City Council has also lowered occupancy standards under the program to cut costs, forcing individuals with housing vouchers to share bedrooms regardless of age, gender, or relationship.
Red Lake School District: The district is losing $1.6 million in funding, which has led to delays in planned maintenance and upgrades, and the dismissal of seven teachers. Several security guards were also dismissed, despite the 2005 shooting at Red Lake High School that left 10 dead.
Twin Cities: The Metropolitan Housing and Redevelopment Authority will reduce the number of families it serves through the HUD program from 6,200 to 5,700, and instead of a 5-7 year waiting list, families will wait 6-8 years.
Twin Cities: Public defenders, as well as the United States Attorney’s Office in Minnesota, will suffer sequestration cuts that will cut staff in the Public Defender’s office from 45 people to 18, a reduction expected to have a direct impact on public service.
Fulton: The Fulton Housing Authority has closed its waiting list for section 8 vouchers because the wait time has surpassed two years.
Jackson County: Head Start closing two weeks early, affecting 717 kids.
Oxford: Public defenders accepting furloughs and pay cuts.
Tupelo: Natchez Trace Parkway will not be hiring 15 seasonal employees or filling five full-time vacancies.
Statewide: Long term unemployed workers did not receive checks during the last week of May, and will not during the last week of July, and the first of September.
Statewide: The Central Missouri Community Action, which funds Head Start programs in Missouri, has had $7 million cut from their budget, which represents the loss of 1200 slots for underprivileged children.
Statewide: The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging is facing 9% budget cuts, which will result in 36,000 few meals being served to seniors this year.
Brookline: Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is eliminating its Youth Conservation Corps program for inner-city kids.
Ironton: Iron County Head Start is closing three weeks early due to budget cuts.
St. Charles: Head Start facility closed on April 12, while reducing the number of kids served by 65, and laying off 18 staffers.
Statewide: A program that employed 50 Native American students through the Northwest Montana Youth Conservation Corps has been cancelled.
Bigfork: Local health care providers anticipate a reduced ability to provide services due to the sequester’s two percent cut to Medicare, and despite an increase in instances of whooping cough, providers may be forced to charge more for vaccinations.
Billings: Sequestration has forced the closure of a Head Start classroom and the elimination of two staff positions in order to combat a $161,000 cut.
Bozeman: The Human Resource Development Council, a local nonprofit that served over 13,500 individuals with education and poverty relief services last year, will have its funding cut by over 60% next year, which it expects to reduce its ability to keep children in school and feed the homeless.
Heart Butte: The local school district, which has schools with leaky roofs, that lack hot water, and with many buses in need of repair, will be forced to delay maintenance and renovation projects as a result of sequestration cuts.
Helena: 16 students and a bus route will be dropped due to cuts to Head Start funding.
Poplar: Fort Peck Indian Reservation can't hire a reading teacher, although half of the children read or write below grade level; it also can't hire a second guidance counselor, despite 20 suicide attempts.
Fairbury: Between the expiration of stimulus funding and sequester cuts, Blue Valley Community Action’s budget has fallen from $10,000 per month to $37,000 for the year, and has begun cutting programs, beginning with its home weatherization program.
Lincoln: 100 low-income students at Nebraska Wesleyan University may have their federal work-study pay cut by $876 per year because of sequestration cuts.
Lincoln: The Department of Housing and Urban Development's has eliminated 180 out of approximately 3000 rental assistance vouchers to low income families as a result of incoming funding cuts of between 5-8%.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Medical Center may be forced to cut educational programs alongside medical research as a result of haphazard sequestration cuts by federal several agencies, which may also threaten student financial aid.
Lincoln: 56 children and their families will be transitioned out of Head Start and Early Head Start programs due to sequestration cuts that have been in effect since May; further cuts may jeopardize housing assistance for 20 local single mothers.
Omaha: 45 U.S. Geological Survey employees will be furloughed, and four stream gages will be shut down, which would otherwise help to protect people and property from rising floodwaters and assist in community planning and safe local recreational activity.
Omaha: Four federal public defenders have been laid off, with another 21 furloughed for 11 days, as a result of sequestration. 450 Nebraskans who cannot afford attorneys have therefore been unable to appear in court, having to wait in jail for an available attorney.
Rural Nebraska: Head Start in Chase, Dundy, Hitchcock and Buffalo counties will hav $174,755 cut from their budget, forcing them to drop 40 children from the program.
Reno: National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center is scaling back weekend hours.
Reno: Washoe County School District is laying off five special education staffers.
Concord: Emergency unemployment benefits will be cut by 17 percent starting April 28.
Southern New Hampshire: The largest Head Start program in New Hampshire will enroll 48 fewer children for the coming school year, in addition to having already closed several facilities.
Hackensack: The nonprofit Bergen County Community Action Partnership, which administers Head Start for 500 local children, may be forced to cut its enrollment by 75 slots. Additionally, it will have to scale back or drop nutrition education programs, parenting workshops, job training and English as a second language classes.
Montclair: The Montclair Child Development Center, a local nonprofit organization that provides Head Start services as well as early child care, is considering reducing its school year from 12 months to 10 and furloughing staff to accommodate a $240,000 sequestration cut. The United Way of Northern New Jersey expect these cuts to have an especially severe impact on local citizens whose incomes hover near the poverty line.
Moonachie: $3 billion in sequestration cuts to Hurricane Sandy relief funds will cause reductions in transportation services, housing assistance, and long-term mitigation projects as well as direct aid to individuals and businesses.
Morristown: Morris County Head Start program considering laying off five teachers and reducing the number of students served by as many as 34.
Paterson: The city froze its Section 8 housing voucher program, dipped into reserves and is likely to cut some of its 70 staffers in order to offset $232,000 in cuts, which would otherwise affect some of the 2,200 residents who receive vouchers.
Albuquerque: 300 patients at Cancer Center have been informed they'll have to go elsewhere due to Medicare cuts.
Doña Ana County: New Mexico State University’s Head Start program will enroll 13 fewer children this year, on top of staff layoffs, and Las Cruces Public Schools’ Head Start will switch to a four-day school week.
Santa Fe: As a result of the sequester, the Presbyterian Medical Center’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs will serve 20 fewer children and 16 fewer infants after it closes its sites in Chimayo and Nizhoni.
Sante Fe County: Presbyterian Medical Services announced that it will be closing two out of 12 Head Start programs it operates in the county.
Los Alamos: 14 of 60 employees at Bandelier National Monument received furlough notices.
Buffalo: US District Court for the Western District of New York is no longer hearing criminal cases on Fridays; staffers at public defender's office will receive staggered 22-day furloughs.
Cambridge and Hudson Falls: A $201,000 deduction in federal funding will result in the closure of two 6 week long Head Start summer camps
Congers: Together Our Unity Can Heal, a charity which provides assistance to individuals with chronic or debilitating diseases, have laid off one of nine staff members, and reduced salaries as it looks to avoid cutting programs. TOUCH receives 87% of its budget from the federal government, and the sequester has crippled its finances.
Indian River School District: Because of the percentage of students from military families, the district relies heavily on federal impact aid, which is subject to large cuts. The district expects to lose $1 million from the loss of this aid alone for the 2013-2014 school year.
New York City: Presented with a $38 million cut, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development will no longer be issuing 1,000 previously new rental vouchers. Additionally, HPD is looking into changing its formula for calculating benefits, which may reduce monthly subsidies between $100-$400.
Oswego County: The Head Start program in Pulaski, and one of two in Cleveland will be forced to shut down. Additionally, 600 spots will be cut from after school programs for middle and high school aged children.
Rochester: Housing authority has cut 600 vouchers after losing $2.5 million in funding.
Suffolk County: North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates reduced the number of Medicare patients it treated by 1/3.
Sullivan County: The Sullivan County Early Head Start program will enroll 30 fewer children in the coming school year, adding to its 400-strong waiting list.
Yonkers: After 12 years of service, the Whitney Young Head Start Center has closed down.
Belmont: Allegany County Head Start program has ended one week early, with staff losing between a week and a month of work.
Durham: The Durham Housing Authority fears that it will not be able to provide Section 8 housing rental assistance to up to 187 families due to $3.5 million in sequestration cuts. The public school district, where 60% of students receive free or reduced-cost lunches, also expects funding reductions, likely totaling $1.7 million next year.
Greensboro: Industries for the Blind, which gets 98% of its business from government, laid off 40 employees out of its 215-strong workforce, 75% of whom are blind.
Guilford: Guilford Child Services, a nonprofit administering Head Start services, estimates that they will be able to accommodate 50 fewer children aged three and four next year as a result of sequestration cuts.
Mecklenburg County: The Mecklenburg County Senior Center, which serves 4,000 seniors, has had its budget cut by $50,000 due to sequestration, and is considering cutting programs to make up the deficit.
Stokes County: Sequestration cuts to Home and Community Care Block Grants have already forced local agencies to deliver 700 fewer meals to senior citizens than they would have this year with full funding; further cuts will preclude the delivery of more than 1,000 more meals as well as scale back in-home aid and transportation for local citizens who are elderly.
Fargo: The Southeastern North Dakota Head Start program has eliminated two classrooms, dropping 36 children from the rolls.
Medora: Painted Canyon Overlook, one of the most popular sites at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, is closed indefinitely.
Statewide: Ohio has cut $66 million from its public school budget, primarily from Title 1, which is for at risk and low-income students and from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.
Statewide: Major cuts to public education may include $95 million in cuts to research funding and $25 million in Title I funds.
Statewide: State and locally-administered public health programs, including both of the state’s Black Lung clinics and its Rape Prevention and Education programs, will be scaled back due to sequestration cuts.
Cincinnati: 200 kids are being dropped from the city's Head Start program.
Cincinnati: Cuts to the General Services Administration led to 28 layoffs at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired's Industries Program.
Cincinnati: The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority will issue a freeze on Section 8 vouchers for rental assistance to low income families, and cut 1000 by March 2014 as it faces a 25% budget cut.
Cincinnati: 1000 families will lose their rental assistance this year due to budget cuts.
Cleveland: The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, a nonprofit cancer research center, has had $6 million cut from its five-year operational grant.
Fairborn: The Council on Rural Services is reducing enrollment at its Head Start center in Fairborn by 160 children after laying off 30 staff because of sequestration.
Hamilton: Butler County Head Start is eliminating 64 slots from its program.
Knox County: The Knox County Head Start program has increased class sizes, cut positions, and reduced transportation in order to avoid losing slots.
Tiffin: Head Start program closing one week early; 140 staff to be laid off over four-county area; 1,100 kids affected.
Central Oklahoma: Senior centers will serve 1,000 fewer meals due to $16 million in sequestration cuts; meal deliveries will also be cut while there is already a 500-strong waiting list in Oklahoma County alone.
Oklahoma City: At least 100 fewer children in central Oklahoma will have access to Head Start programs as a result of $600,000 in sequestration cuts.
Oklahoma City: Six Head Start employees laid off.
Oklahoma City: The Will Rogers Center, which provides transportation for 2,500 to 3,000 local seniors each month, will be forced to scale back this assistance for residents that rely on the center to get to medical treatment centers and for shopping.
Tulsa: The Tulsa school district will lose $1.7 million in Title I funding vs. fiscal year 2012, $400,000 more than initially anticipated. The district will be cutting funds for books, supplemental learning material, reading and math coaches, as well as supplemental summer and after school courses.
Statewide: In order to provide continued benefits, the nonprofit Home Forward funding will be forced to ask program recipients to pay an additional one to two percent of their monthly incomes, furlough its own staff for at least two days per week, and will be unable to move on its waiting list of 3,000 people for at least eight months in order to compensate for sequestration cuts.
Astoria: Efforts by the local nonprofit Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition to help 2,198 homeless individuals in three central Oregon counties (an increase over last year) have been hampered by federal sequestration cuts of up to 10%, according to its director.
Bend: 320 low-income individuals in central Oregon may no longer be able to afford rent because of cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Rental Assistance Program that are part of sequestration. 4,905 people in Oregon receive aid from this program, 60% of whom are senior citizens or disabled, as reported by the Housing Assistance Council, a local nonprofit.
Dalles: Up to 10 teachers out of a staff of 154 at North Wasco County School District 21 are facing layoffs in the coming year, alongside a reduction in Title I funding that assists the neediest students and less money for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act programs.
Portland: The state Department of Education will be able to employ fewer homeless liaisons because of sequestration cuts affecting state programs to work with homeless public school students; there are more than 20,000 Oregon public school students living on the streets, in motels, shelters, or shared housing.
Statewide: The Pennsylvania Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) which provides basic food staples and supplemental nutrition for infants will offer reduced services to 6,500 Pennsylvania women and children each month as a result of a $6 million budget cut.
Allegheny County: The local Housing Authority is dealing with a $2.7 million budget reduction due to sequestration by laying off 13 employees, which is likely to cause maintenance service delays and prevent management from being a visible presence in public housing on a daily basis.
Chambersburg: Shippensburg Head Start, which serves 130 children in southern-central Pennsylvania, will cease to help 20 of these three and four year-olds and cut two and a half staff positions because of sequestration’s 5.27% cut in Pennsylvania.
Lancaster: Emergency unemployment benefits for individuals out of work for more than 26 weeks will decrease from $337 to $301 as a result of the sequester in a county where unemployment has risen by more than half a percentage point in the last year. While the local housing authority is legally enabled to serve 900 families, it currently only has the resources to provide rental assistance voucher to 790; sequestration would further reduce this figure to 700. A $300,000 sequestration cut means that the nonprofit Community Action Program of Lancaster County, which administers Head Start programs, may be forced to drop 40 children from its current enrollment. Uncertainty about how much the sequester might cut on top of this has confounded its budgeting efforts, adversely affecting other services as well.
Lebanon: Lebanon schools will lay off 20 elementary school teacher aides, and will not fill several vacancies.
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Jobs Corps program expects to serve some 200 fewer local youth.
Scranton: The Scranton Housing Authority has been refusing to re-issue Section 8 housing vouchers to new families once one has left the program because of sequestration. Relative to the current 888 families that it serves, this attrition will draw down the number of families that it helps due to sequestration cuts of at least $600,000-$700,000.
Uniontown: Head Start of Fayette County will have to drop 58 of the 846 children that they serve as a result of the loss of $369,000 out of its annual $7 million in funding.
Wilkes-Barre: $400,000 cut to local Head Start program will reduce the rolls by 49 kids.
Johnston: The Head Start program on Hartford Avenue is closing while others are shutting down a month early.
Providence: Federal public defenders are facing three-week furloughs, leading some to request permission to take second jobs.
Statewide: In order to comply with reductions in federal unemployment benefits, benefits will not be paid for the weeks ending May 18th, July 13th, and August 31st.
Charleston: At least 675 families will remain on waiting lists for low-income rental housing vouchers indefinitely.
Charleston: There will be 1,400 fewer admissions to rehabilitation facilities for those with substance-abuse needs due to sequestration revoking $1 million in program grants.
Columbia: South Carolina’s infant and toddler special education program, Baby-Net, serves 4,000 children in the state; it is likely to reduce services and will potentially serve fewer children because of sequestration’s cutting part of its $6 million in federal funding.
Georgetown County: The Georgetown County School board expects to lose $400,000 and is considering closing Head Start centers for four weeks or cutting 55-60 children from the program.
Statewide: Extended unemployment benefits will be reduced by 16.8% between June 2 and September 28, which will affect 275 people.
Aberdeen: Northern State University’s Upward Bound program, which helps high school students in need prepare for higher education, expects that another reduction in funding in line with the 6.4 percent reduction in federal grant aid due to sequestration experienced this year will further curtail the program.
Custer: Elk Mountain campground closed at Wind Cave National Park, eliminating 64 sites and two seasonal employees.
Pine Ridge Reservation: Due to sequester cuts, the reservation will not be able to hire two mental health care providers, despite 100 suicide attempts in a span of 110 days.
Rapid City: 20 children will be cut from local Head Start programs alongside 12 to 13 toddlers whose Early Head Start spaces will be eliminated as a result of sequestration.
Scenic: Season staff reduced by 24 percent at Badlands National Park.
Anderson County: Eight children will be dropped from Early Head Start and about twenty from Head Start kids this summer.
Chattanooga: The North Chattanooga Head Start site and its in-home Early Head Start program will be shut down entirely as a result of the sequester, sending many of its 75 enrolled children into other Head Start programs in Chattanooga, which overall will reduce its current enrollment of 622 by 50 children next year. One of only 20 nationally recognized Head Starts of Excellence, the Chattanooga Head Start program will also provide residential Early Head Start services to 14 fewer infants and toddlers.
Chattanooga: The Southeast Tennessee Development District/Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, which administers Meals on Wheels to local senior citizens, has cut its rolls of seniors receiving meals at home by more than 200, while facing a 670-person waiting list.
Claiborne, Campbell, Hancock and Scott Counties: Cuts will result in reductions to bus services, including routes and monitoring staff, and programs. Head Start may be forced to operate fewer days per week going forward.
Cokeville: The local Area Agency on Aging and Disability is absorbing more than $1 million in cuts, causing 58 people to lose meals served in congregate settings, 18 to lose home-delivered meals, and 39 to go without homemaker services. Lack of these services is expected to force some seniors or people with disabilities into institutional care.
Knoxville: A 5 percent drop in federal financial aid funding means the University of Tennessee will offer 33 fewer scholarship awards next fall.
Southwest Texas: Rio Grande Legal Aid will serve 3,000 less impoverished Texans in need of legal assistance
Dallas: Public defender's office will be closed every Friday for six months.
Fort Worth: Senior Community Services, a nonprofit that serves 750 seniors city-wide, lost $160,000 in funding due in part to sequestration cuts. The charity was able to secure $80,000 in emergency funding from the city, but does not know from where it will make up the remaining shortfall.
Leander: Massive funding cuts will lead to a reduction of between 4,800 to 7,700 meals for seniors.
Statewide: Sequestration cuts across the state are expected to preclude job training for 16,430 Utah citizens.
Farmington: Special education programs and Title I assistance, which helps the lowest-income families with children in public schooling, are likely to be cut in Davis School District by up to 6.9 percent, which might also impact Head Start programs and the district’s ability to provide lunches.
Midvale: The Road Home, the largest homeless shelter in the state, opened its Midvale overflow shelter early because of the increase in homeless families seeking assistance. The Midvale shelter closed on April 1, sending two dozen families to their downtown Salt Lake City shelter, which serves 600 people each night. Additionally, the$1 million sequestration cut to the Salt Lake County Housing Authority is expected to keep 112 families from receiving rental assistance.
Murray: Salt Lake Community Action Program closed a food pantry, which worked with four other branches to serve 1,000 people.
Salt Lake City: The Salt Lake Community Action Program Head Start program will end their school year 5 days early and have furloughed all 12-month staff for a week in June. Staff working fewer months of the year will lose 14 days of pay, there will be no bonuses, and the program will stop contributing to staff retirement accounts as of January 2014.
Salt Lake City: Unemployment assistance was cut by 12.8 percent, beginning April 28, affecting 4,000 people.
Statewide: Cuts to the Central Vermont Community Action Council have caused the cancellation of home based early Head Start programs for 118 families in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties, and will result in the dropping of another 50 students in the fall, out of a normal enrolment of 338.
Statewide: 774 households are slated to have their Section 8 housing vouchers eliminated due to sequestration cuts, and as many as 2000 Vermonters may be forced out of their current housing by the end of the year due to cuts to the program.
Brattleboro: Housing authority has informed tenants it will cut low-income subsidies.
Burlington: School district considering eliminating up to 40 positions due to massive budget cuts.
North Bennington: AmeriCorps VISTA position eliminated, putting plans to expand summer camp program on ice.
Rutland: The Rutland Regional Medical Center will be laying off 100 employees due to a loss of $4 million in Medicare reimbursements.
Fancy Gap: 400 campsites closed on the Blue Ridge Parkway; 40 seasonal positions eliminated.
Moundsville: Two Head Start programs will be cut as a result the loss of $270,000 in funding. 37 students will be dropped from the program. The cuts will also reduce funding for mental health services and transportation.
Randolph County: The RCHA suffered 6% cuts due to sequestration and is no longer issuing new Section 8 vouchers, despite a waiting list.
Roanoke County: The Local Office on Aging is expecting to lose 10% of its current budget, which has created a waiting list for seniors wanting supplemental nutrition for the first time in its history, as well as the cessation of emergency food delivery, and cutting of 50 out of 650 seniors on its meals program.
Roanoke: Blue Ridge Public Broadcasting has shut down two transmitters, reducing local access to public radio in southwest Virginia and east Tennessee.
Waynesboro: The Valley Program for Aging Services had $105,000 cut from its budget due to the sequester, in addition to the $130,000 lost from other budget cuts.
Statewide: More than two-thirds of Washington State Head Start programs (68 percent) reported plans to drop children from their classrooms over the next few months because of sequestration cuts, in a survey released May 1 by the Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP. The majority of programs surveyed also said they would eliminate classroom staff positions (64 percent) and would start classes late in the coming fall (55 percent). Sizeable proportions will eliminate or furlough administrative or family support staff positions or will reduce or eliminate transportation services.
Statewide: 40,000 Washingtonians will see sequestration’s 21.08% cut in unemployment programs directly passed on to them through reduced benefit payments as part of the automatic budget cuts.
Bellingham: Because of $137,000 in sequestration cuts, transportation services for rural preschool students have been cut, reducing attendance of in one local Head Start classroom by two-thirds alone; staff cuts are likely to follow.
Port Angeles: The Peninsula College Early Head Start program will shut down because sequestration cuts have eliminated the majority of its funding, leaving 12 preschoolers with working parents without daily educational opportunities.
Seattle: About 100 active-duty military students at Pierce College are expected to lose their tuition assistance because of budget sequestration.
Seattle: After YouthCares lost $1.23 million due in part to sequestration cuts, the nonprofit planned to close its Orion Center for homeless youth. An infusion of money from the King County Council will keep the shelter open for another year, but its future after the funds run out is unclear.
Spokane: Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington estimates that sequestration’s 5 percent cut will mean that it will deliver 14,600 fewer home-delivered meals and serve 8,800 fewer congregate meals next year. It will also be forced to provide 1,750 fewer rides to and from medical services for senior citizens in 2014.
Spokane: Head Start programs in one of the state’s most economically deprived neighborhoods will serve 40 fewer children as sequestration affects the Institute for Extended Learning’s Hillyard Center.
Statewide: As a result of sequestration, the nonprofit West Virginia Association of Housing Agencies, which represents 38 different housing agencies, believes that over 1,500 families with incomes under $10,000 may lose housing assistance. Because of understaffing, the turnover time between public housing tenants may also increase threefold, from 15 days to 45, despite a total of 3,500 families waiting for either housing or vouchers in Cabell County alone.
Statewide: Sequestration’s $3 million cut to state Head Start programs will reduce access for 415 three and four year-olds, and would simultaneously eliminate 180 jobs. 2,000 students with special needs would have reduced access to education, due in part to the laying off of 47 special education teachers.
Statewide: VISTA projects that work with local nonprofits to mitigate the environmental side-effects of coal mining have lost 24 volunteer positions due to sequestration cuts. Current VISTA programs will not be renewed for the coming year unless Congress is able to replace sequestration.
Alderson: Main Street program is one of five VISTA anti-poverty programs that has been put on hold in West Virginia. 47 positions will be lost in the state unless funding is restored.
Davis: Youth Conservation Corps program at Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge canceled, eliminating six to eight student positions.
Madison: Public defender's offices in the state capital and two other cities to begin furloughs.
Laramie: An entire Head Start classroom has been cut, and 15 fewer children will be served in the fall.