TRUMP TO ELIMINATE FEDERAL FUNDING THAT PROPS UP KENTUCKY’S IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES

An agency that pumps money and effort into economic development in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian states would lose federal funding if President Trump’s new budget prevails.

  1. The Appalachian Regional Commission, the agency being eliminated, focuses on distressed counties with high unemployment, low incomes, and high poverty.
  2. This agency helps pour extra money and services into these targeted counties.
  3. Kentucky’s most impoverished communities came out most for Donald Trump.
  4. Thirty-seven Kentucky counties qualified in the 2017 fiscal year. [The Intellectualist]

An agency that pumps money and effort into economic development in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian states would lose federal funding if President Trump’s new budget prevails.

Trump favors military spending and setting aside money for a U.S.-Mexico wall in his spending plan released Thursday.

Gone would be money set aside for independent agencies financed by the government, such as the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The commission covers all or parts of 13 Appalachian states, including Kentucky.

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