How automatic budget cuts could affect Idaho

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013

— About $1.7 million would be cut to operate Army bases, and about $1 million from Air Force operations.


— About $82,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.


— About $280,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 10,490 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

— Child care for as many as 100 disadvantaged and vulnerable children of working parents.


— About $61,000 for vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B, affecting about 890 children.

— About $150,000 to help the state respond to public health threats such as infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

— About $340,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 400 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs.

— About $41,000 for health departments in the state, resulting in about 1,000 fewer HIV tests.

— About $33,000 for services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 100 fewer victims being served.

— About $202,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.