President Trump’s Budget
February 10th, 2020
Yesterday, President Trump released his proposed budget, which would push tens of millions of Americans deeper into poverty and cause widespread hardship. The budget would reduce the TANF block grant by 10%, eliminate the Contingency Fund, and would create a new demonstration that would test merging funding streams from different programs. Altogether, the budget would cut about $20 billion from the TANF program over ten years. The budget also
proposes to eliminate the $1.7 billion Social Services Block Grant. These proposals are similar to what we’ve seen in past budgets from the Trump Administration.
This just in from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
The budget also proposes changes to how the states can spend their TANF funds and changes to work programs and outcome measures. Most of these proposals cannot be done without a change to federal TANF law. Under this budget:
The Family incomes support team and the rest of CBPP will continue to analyze the budget’s proposed changes. Stay tuned to our website, blog, twitter feed, and this newsletter. You can also join a Coalition on Human Needs webinar this
Thursday to learn more about the budget.
Susan C. Antos
Public Benefits Advocacy & Litigation
Empire Justice Center
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