Here’s a handy guide to expected changes and cuts in Vermont due to sequestration going into effect today, courtesy of the White House.
"If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on Vermont this year alone are:
Teachers and Schools: Vermont will lose approximately $1,128,000 in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 20 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 2,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 10 fewer schools would receive funding.
Education for Children with Disabilities: In addition, Vermont will lose approximately $1,440,000 in funds for about 20 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities. Work-Study Jobs: Around 30 fewer low income students in Vermont would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 100 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.
Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 100 children in Vermont, reducing access to critical early education.
Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water: Vermont would lose about $1,068,000 in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Vermont could lose another $359,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.
Military Readiness: In Vermont, approximately 1,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $2.9 million in total.
Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $1 million in Vermont.
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution: Vermont will lose about $33,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
Job Search Assistance to Help those in Vermont find Employment and Training: Vermont will lose about $101,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 3,780 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.
Child Care: Up to 100 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.
Vaccines for Children: In Vermont around 760 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $52,000.
Public Health: Vermont will lose approximately $331,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, Vermont will lose about $270,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 500 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Vermont Department of Health will lose about $55,000 resulting in around 1,400 fewer HIV tests.
STOP Violence Against Women Program: Vermont could lose up to $13,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 100 fewer victims being served. Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: Vermont would lose approximately $204,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors."
There are additional national cuts that will also impact the state. For a full report, check out this guide to sequestration at the Washington Post.