Impact of sequester cuts on Nebraska -
Published Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:30 am / Updated at 1:05 pm
Impact of sequester cuts on Nebraska

WASHINGTON (AP) — Using numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office, the White House released specifics of how automatic budget cuts would affect each state. The numbers reflect the impact of the automatic budget cuts this year.

President Barack Obama’s administration said that states’ ability to move money around to cover the shortfalls would depend on the specific state’s budget structures and the programs affected.

Here are some examples of how automatic budget cuts could affect Nebraska:


Nebraska schools would lose nearly $3 million in funding. That would jeopardize 40 teaching jobs.

Education programs for disabled students would lose $3.53 million.

About 180 fewer low-income students would receive aid for college in Nebraska, and about 150 fewer students would get work-study jobs.

About 400 fewer Nebraska children would be able to participate in Head Start or Early Head Start.


Spending at Offutt Air Force Base would be cut by $15 million.

Army base spending would be cut by $1.1 million.

About 4,000 civilian employees of the Department of Defense would be furloughed.

Law enforcement grants would be reduced by about $97,000.


Nebraska would lose nearly $1.3 million in funding for environmental programs.

Grants for fish and wildlife protection would be cut by $686,000.


Job search assistance programs would lose $460,000 in Nebraska, so 14,400 fewer people would be helped.

As many as 200 disadvantaged children could lose child care.

Vaccine program for children would lose $52,000, so 760 fewer kids would get their shots.

The state would lose $174,000 earmarked for helping upgrade public health programs.

About $390,000 would be cut from a grant program for substance abuse treatment.

Nebraska’s HIV testing program would lose $51,000.

The nutrition program for senior citizens in Nebraska would lose $121,000.

About $39,000 would be cut from a program that fights domestic violence.

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