-- Funds for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy were cut by 27 percent to
Environmental Protection Agency
-- The Clean Water State Revolving Fund would receive
Health and Human Services Programs
-- Funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which has helped millions of poor and elderly Americans pay for heating or cooling their homes, would be reduced by 23 percent from
-- Funding for the Social Services Block Grant and the Community Services Block Grant program would be zeroed out. Cities and towns that use these funds to provide welfare and other low income individuals with child care or basic medical services would have to eliminate the services offered or find alternative funding sources.
-- Funding for pandemic flu preparedness would increase significantly from about
Workforce Development Programs
-- Funds are reduced by
NLC will hold its Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC , March 9 - 12, which will include high-level meetings with Members of Congress and the Administration, and a push for more discussion on issues of importance to cities in the ongoing presidential campaign. For media registration information, go to http://www.nlc.org/pressroom/conferencepresspage.aspx.
SOURCE National League of Cities