TULSA - In the White House's recently released state-by-state sequester impacts, Oklahomans will see cuts to at least a dozen state programs.
Below is a list, according to the White House , containing some of the ways in which Oklahoma will be impacted by the sequester.
-Teachers and Schools: The state will lose about $4.9 million in funding for primary and secondary education, which will put approximately 70 percent of teacher and aide jobs at risk. Close to 13,000 fewer students will be served and 40 schools would lose funding
-Education for children with disabilities: About $7.3 million in funding for 90 teachers and staff will be cut
-Work-study: About 460 lower income students will lose financing help for college costs and about 180 students will lose work-study help
-Head Start: Early childhood education services will be reduced for about 800 kids
-Clean air and water: Funding totaling $1.6 million to ensure clean water and air will be lost in addition to about $1 million in grants for fish and wildlife protections
-Military readiness: At least 24,000 employees in the Department of Defense will be furloughed, army base operation funding will be cut by $48 million and air force operations will be cut by $20 million
-Law enforcement and public safety: Justice Assistance Grants will decrease by more than $190,000, which support police, prosecution, courts, crime prevention, education, corrections, drug treatment and crime victim and witness initiatives
-Job search assistance: $339,000 will be cut for job search assistance, which helps more than 12,000 Oklahomans get the skills needed to find employment
-Child care: Approximately 500 children could lose access to child care
-Vaccines for children: $102,000 in funding for common vaccines will be cut, and 1,500 fewer children will receive them
-Public health: Nearly $360,000 in funding for public health upgrades will be cut, which go to fighting disease, natural disasters and biological, chemical or nuclear events. The state will also lost about $880,000 in grants to treat things like substance abuse. Oklahoma's heath department will lose an additional $98,000, which will result in 2,400 fewer HIV tests
-Violence against women: Oklahoma will lose $74,000 in funding for services related to victims of domestic violence
-Nutrition assistance for seniors: Nearly $300,000 in funds used to provide meals for Oklahoma seniors will be cut
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