Kansas City, Mo. The White House compiled numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office reflecting the impact of the sequestration this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March through September. Examples of how automatic budget cuts could affect Kansas:
• About $5.5 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 80 teacher and aide jobs at risk.
• Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for about 500 children.
• About $1.8 million in environmental funding.
• About $772,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.
Military and law enforcement
• About 8,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $36.7 million in total.
• About $78 million for Army base operations.
• About $1 million for Air Force operations.
• About $149,000 in Justice Assistance Grants.
• About $322,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral and placement.
• About $85,000 in reduced funding for vaccinations.
• About $273,000 in funds to help upgrade state’s ability to respond to public health threat.
• About $610,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse.
• About $65,000 for the Kansas Department of Health And Environment
• Up to $61,000 in funding for services to victims of domestic violence.
• About $209,000 in funds to provide meals for seniors.