Tuesday, February 22, 2005

List of programs Bush wants to kill or cut back. Who needs police anyway?

The 154 programs that President Bush proposed to eliminate or cut in his 2006 budget. He would terminate 99 programs and make major spending reductions in 55.

Bush has recommended 59 of the 99 terminations before. Twenty-seven of the 55 programs targeted for spending reductions have been previously submitted to Congress. An x after a program's name indicates Bush has targeted it before.


Agriculture Department

Agricultural Marketing Service biotechnology program

Forest Service economic action program x

High cost energy grants x

Natural Resources Conservation Service watershed and flood prevention operations x

Research and extension grant earmarks and low priority programs x

Commerce Department

Advanced technology program x

Emergency steel guarantee loan program x

Public telecommunications facilities, planning and construction program x

Education Department

Comprehensive school reform x

Educational technology state grants

Even Start

(High school program terminations:)

Vocational education state grants

Vocational education national activities x

Tech prep state grants x

Upward Bound

Talent Search


Smaller learning communities x

Perkins Loans: capital contributions and loan cancellations

Regional education laboratories x

Safe and Drug Free Schools state grants

(Small elementary and secondary education programs:)

Javits gifted and talented education x

National Writing Project x

School leadership x

Dropout prevention program x

Close Up fellowships x

Ready to Teach x

Parental information and resource centers x

Alcohol abuse reduction x

Foundations for Learning

Mental health integration in schools

Community technology centers x

Exchanges with historic whaling and trading partners x

Foreign language assistance x

Excellence in economic education

Arts in education x

Women's educational equity x

Elementary and secondary school counseling x

Civic education x

Star schools x

(Smaller higher education programs:)

Higher education demonstration projects for students w/disabilities x

Underground railroad program x

Interest subsidy grants

(Small job training and adult education programs:)

Occupational and employment information x

Tech-prep demonstration x

Literacy programs for prisoners x

State grants for incarcerated youth x

(Small postsecondary student financial assistance programs:)


Byrd scholarships

B.J. Stupak Olympic scholarships x

Thurgood Marshall legal opportunity x

(Small vocational rehabilitation programs:)

Vocational rehabilitation recreational programs x

Vocational rehabilitation migrant and seasonal workers x

Projects with industry x

Supported employment x

Teacher quality enhancement program

_Energy Department

Hydropower program

Nuclear energy plant optimization x

Nuclear energy research initiative x

Oil and gas programs x

_Health and Human Services Department

Administration for Children and Families Community Service Programs

ACF Early Learning Opportunities Fund x

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
congressional earmarks x

CDC Preventive Health and Health Services block grant

CDC youth media campaign

Direct service worker delivery grants

Health Resources and Services Administration emergency medical services for children

HRSA health facilities construction congressional earmarks x

HRSA Healthy Community access program x

HRSA state planning grant program x

HRSA trauma care x

HRSA traumatic brain injury

Health Resources and Services Administration universal newborn hearing screening x

Real Choice systems change grants

_Housing and Urban Development Department


_Interior Department

Bureau of Land ManagementJobs-in-the-Woods program

Land and water conservation fund state recreation grants, National Parks Service

National Park Service statutory aid

Rural fire assistance (Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs)

_Justice Department

Byrne discretionary grants x

Byrne justice assistance grants

Community Oriented Policing Services hiring grants

COPS interoperable communications technology grants x

COPS law enforcement technology grants

Juvenile accountability block grants x

National Drug Intelligence Center

Other state/local law enforcement assistance program terminations

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) x

_Labor Department

Migrant and seasonal farm worker training program x

Reintegration of youthful offenders x

_Transportation Department

National defense tank vessel construction program

Railroad rehabilitation infrastructure financing loan program

_Enviromental Protection Agency

Unrequested projects x

Water quality cooperative agreements

_National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Hubble Space telescope robotic servicing mission

_Other agencies

National Veterans Business Development Corporation

Postal Service: revenue forgone appropriation

Small Business Administration: Microloan program

SBA: Small Business investment company participating securities program


_Agriculture Department

Federal in-house research x

Forest Service capital improvements and maintenance

Forest Service wildland fire management

Biomass research and development

Broadband x

Commodity Credit Corp. - bioenergy x

CCC - Market Access program x

Farm bill's environmental quality incentives program x

Farm bill's conservation security program

Farm bill's wildlife habitat incentives program x

Farm bill's farm and ranchland protection x

Farm bill's agricultural management assistance

Initiative for future agriculture food systems x

Renewable energy x

Rural firefighter grants x

Rural strategic investment program

Rural business investment program

Value-added grants x

Watershed rehabilitation x

Natural Resources Conservation Service conservation operations x

NRCS resource conservation and development program

Water and wastewater grants and loans x

_Commerce Department

Manufacturing Extension Partnership x

_Education Department

Adult education state grants

State grants for innovation

_Energy Department

Environmental management

_Health and Human Services Department

Health Resources and Services Administration Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education payment program x

HRSA health professions x

HRSA rural health x

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration programs of regional and national significance

State, local & hospital bioterrorism preparedness grants

_Housing and Urban Development Department

Housing for persons with disabilities x

Native American housing block grant

Public housing capital fund

-Interior Department

Bureau of Indian Affairs school construction

National Heritage Area grants x

Payments in lieu of taxes x

United States Geological Survey mineral resources program x

_Justice Department

Federal Bureau of Prisons construction program x

High intensity drug trafficking areas program x

Juvenile justice law enforcement assistance programs x

_Labor Department

International Labor Affairs Bureau x

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Workforce Investment Act pilot and demonstration projects x

_State Department

Assistance for the independent states of the former Soviet Union

_Transportation Department

Federal Aviation Administration

facilities and equipment

FAA - Airport improvement program

Federal Railroad Administration - next generation high speed rail

_Treasury Department

Internal Revenue Service - taxpayer service

_Environmental Protection Agency

Alaska Native villages

Clean water state revolving fund

-National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Aeronautics: vehicle systems program

Jupiter icy moons orbiter

_Other agencies

National Archives and Records Administration: National Historical Publications and Records Commission

U.S. Institute of Peace, construction of new building


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