How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 7:35 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013
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— Fish and Wildlife: Alaska could lose $2.1 million in fish and wildlife protection grants.

— Employment: Alaska would lose about $337,000 in federal funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement. That's projected to affect 12,580 people needing help to find a job.

— Work-study jobs: About 80 fewer low-income students would receive aid for college and fewer would get work-study jobs.

— Public health: The state will lose $237,000 for responding to infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. Another $250,000 in grants for substance abuse treatment and prevention would be lost. That translates to about 400 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. The Alaska Division of Public Health would lose $54,000 for 1,300 HIV tests. A cut of $96,000 for vaccinations would mean 1,400 fewer children receiving vaccines to prevent measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B.

— Senior Care: Alaska would lose about $184,000 in money for seniors' meals.

— Law enforcement: Alaska would lose $69,000 in grants that support prosecutions, crime prevention, drug enforcement and crime victims.

— Child care: Up to 100 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care needed for their parents to keep a job.

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