NC Budget and Tax Center, Trump Administration

North Carolina to lose $306 million in federal grant funding for important programs under proposed budget

North Carolina would lose $306 million in discretionary grant funding under President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018. This would represent a cut of 10.3 percent compared to the 2017 budget.

Furthermore, analysis shows that 9 important programs that help North Carolinians thrive across the state would be completely eliminated and 14 other programs would see significant cuts. Those affected most significantly by these cuts include women and children, low-income families, dislocated workers, teachers, and students.

The table below shows the major grants to North Carolina that would be eliminated and cut the most under President Trump’s budget.

North Carolina: The major state and local grants that would be cut the most under President Trump’s 2018 Budget
Program FY 2017 Presidents 2018 Budget Percent Cut
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program $       84,509,000 $0 100%
Social Services Block Grant $       49,176,000 $0 100%
Supporting Effective Instruction (Teacher Quality) $       45,500,000 $0 100%
Community Development Block Grant: Non-Entitlement $       43,433,000 $0 100%
Community Development Block Grant: Entitlement $       27,652,000 $0 100%
Community Services Block Grant $       18,680,000 $0 100%
Student Support & Academic Achievement $       11,287,000 $0 100%
Weatherization Assistance Program $      4,154,000 $0 100%
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program $         3,118,000 $0 100%
WIOA – Youth Activities $       25,235,000 $         15,130,000 40%
WIOA – Adult Employment and Training $       24,109,000 $        14,496,000 40%
Dislocated Workers $       31,023,000 $         18,700,000 40%
Employment Service State Grants $       19,512,000 $         12,086,000 38%
Career and Technical Education – State Grants $       37,165,000 $        26,620,000 28%
Justice Assistance Formula Grants $         6,882,000 $           5,338,000 22%
CDC: Public Health Emergency Preparedness $       14,815,000 $         12,369,000 17%
State Homeland Security Grant Program $         5,489,000 $           4,654,000 15%
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families $     300,440,000 $       271,746,000 10%
Medicaid – Administration $     443,939,000 $       424,383,000 4%
Head Start $     182,170,000 $       174,237,000 4%
Title I – Grants to Local Education Agencies $     450,764,000 $       434,034,000 4%
Child Care and Development Block Grant $       94,311,000 $         91,174,000 3%
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) $   182,514,000 $       176,698,000 3%

Luis A. Toledo is a Public Policy Analyst for the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center.

2 Comments


  1. Rochelle

    May 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    In addition, we will be leaving on the table millions of federal dollars designed to protect working farmland from development. These federal grants require state matching funds not provided in the budget. Just last month, NC received a $9.2 million grant from DoD to put farmland around military bases into conservation easements. Earlier this year, Blue Ridge Forever received an $8 million grant that also requrires a state match. These funds come from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (part of USDA) to preserve farmland in western North Carolina. Preserving working farmland has enormous consequences for NC. The average age of farmers in NC is 58. The largest barrier young people who want to be farmers say they face is finding affordable land to farm. Conservation easements help aging farmers retire, compensating them for the value of the development rights on the land. New farmers are then better able to afford to purchase the land–without development rights, the land is not as expensive.

  2. Ed davis

    June 1, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Ok, i have never commented on a public forum before, but i can’t bear to hear another story about how PRESIDENT Trump is killing North Carolina. Come on folks, wake up and smell the coffee! Our once great nation is foundering at 19 Trillion in debt, and like it or not, we have to cut something. I do not have the answers, but please, respect the man. Respect your President. I assure you that he is our last hope for this nation. Do your best work to impede him; unnamed individuals and members of the opposite party. Do your best, and prepare your family for the worst

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