- The Appalachian Regional Commission, the agency being eliminated, focuses on distressed counties with high unemployment, low incomes, and high poverty.
- This agency helps pour extra money and services into these targeted counties.
- Kentucky’s most impoverished communities came out most for Donald Trump.
- Thirty-seven Kentucky counties qualified in the 2017 fiscal year. [The Intellectualist]
In Kentucky, the agency has contributed to or paid for programs and projects as varied as water and sewer lines; technology centers and training; teacher training; housing; a breast imaging center, business park infrastructure and more.