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Possible effects of federal budget cuts in Miss.

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013
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—Air Force: About $4 million.

—Navy: Deferred procurement for ships, and a planned demolition project at Naval Air Station Meridian could be canceled

PUBLIC SAFETY:

—About $138,000 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.

EMPLOYMENT

—About $350,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, affecting about 11,880 people.

—Child Care: Up to 400 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

HEALTH

—$80,000 for vaccinations, meaning around 1,170 fewer children vaccinated for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B.

—About $283,000 to improve response to public health threats such as infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

—About $710,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 900 fewer admissions to programs.

—About $141,000 for HIV tests, enough for 3,500 tests.

—About $63,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 200 fewer victims being served.

—Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: Mississippi would lose about $182,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.