ERIC Number: ED291825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The New Reductions in Low Income Programs in FY 1988.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.
An analysis of fiscal year 1988 funding levels shows that there will be many cuts in programs for the poor. The programs which will be affected the most are those which pay heating bills for poor households, those which provide emergency food and shelter for the homeless, and those which provide housing assistance for low income elderly and handicapped people. Some of these categories have been cut in half since 1981. Originally the budget resolution had called for funding at 1987 levels plus inflation, but when Congress and the White House negotiated the deficit reduction package funding for these programs was reduced. A few programs, such as supplemental food programs and compensatory education programs have received increases, but many of these programs currently reach only about 40 percent of those eligible for them. Budget increases in some categories will be offset by cuts in the funding to agencies which provide the services. Funding levels and changes in funding for low income programs are presented in three tables. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.