President Trump’s administration released its first budget on Thursday, and it includes proposals to slash federal funding.
The budget proposes to cut off funding to 19 federal agencies – amounting to about $3 billion – including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the AmeriCorps program.
The proposed budget deals with discretionary spending and must pass through the Republican-controlled Congress before it can be enacted.
Here are the 19 federal agencies that will get the ax if Trump’s budget passes:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
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2017 budget: $445 million
The CPB distributes taxpayer dollars to various public broadcasting organizations. The vast majority goes to local stations – especially in rural areas.
National distributors like NPR and PBS also get small portions of their budgets from CPB. The budget cuts would primarily affect local public news outlets, which receive 90% of the CPB’s $445 million budget.
Corporation for National and Community Service
2017 budget: $1.1 billion
The Corporation for National and Community Service has a budget of $1.1 billion, and it’s the largest program Trump’s budget will cut.
AmeriCorps, the program established by the Clinton Administration that engages over 80,000 people in service initiatives across the US each year, is housed within the Corporation for National and Community Service.
More than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours of service since 1993. AmeriCorps runs programs such as City Year, which places volunteers into schools across the country that need the assistance.
National Endowment for the Arts
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2017 budget: $148 million
The NEA supports and promotes artists across the US. It was launched over 50 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson and has made more than 128,000 grants during that time, totaling $5 billion.
The NEA has been a controversial program since the mid-1990s when conservative groups pressured Congress to cut funding after grants were provided to artists like photographers Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano.
“Piss Christ,” a 1987 photograph by Serrano depicting a crucifix submerged in urine, continues to be cited by conservatives as a reason to cut funding to the NEA.
National Endowment for the Humanities
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2017 budget: $149 million
The NEH provides grants to musuems, universities, libraries, and scholars to support and strengthen studies in the humanities and culture.
Like the NEA, the NEH was established by President Johnson through the Arts and Humanities Act in 1965.
Appalachian Regional Commission
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2017 budget: $146 million
The Appalachian Regional Commission is a partnership between federal, state, and local governments to develop the economy of the Appalachian region.
The 13 states in the region – stretching from New York to Mississippi – are heavily reliant on the coal industry, which Trump has promised to revive.
Delta Regional Authority
2017 budget: $15 million budget
The Delta Regional Authority, like the Appalachian Regional Commission, is an economic-development agency that serves the eight-state Delta region, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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2015 budget: $14 million (most recent budget available)
The Denali Commission is an economic-development agency focused on Alaska. Several years ago, its budget was as large as $150 million. Formed in 1998 as a pet project for then-Republican& Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, the program sought to help develop rural Alaska by building power plants and roads and offering job training.
Northern Border Regional Commission
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2017 budget: $5 million
The Northern Border Regional Commission works with distressed counties in the Northeast border states, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, to develop their economies. It was established through the 2008 Farm Bill.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
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2017 budget: $80.7 million
The USTDA is aimed at promoting US exports and assisting with constructing infrastructure abroad. The agency works create US jobs by linking businesses with opportunities to export goods to other countries. It has also supported efforts to mitigate climate change by working with partner countries to develop renewable, modern, and cleaner energy sources.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
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2016 budget: $83.5 million budget
This agency aims to support US businesses abroad by working with private companies and developing financial infrastructure in foreign countries. The institution uses private capital and works with the private sector to help the US “gain footholds in emerging markets.” It argues that, in doing so, it helps support US foreign policy.
African Development Foundation
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2017 budget:$28.2 million
The African Development Foundation was established by Congress to support and invest in African-owned businesses that improve livelihoods in poor African communities. The USADF operates in 20 countries, according to its website.
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2017 budget: $22.2 million
The Inter-American Foundation is a foreign agency focused on developing nongovernmental organizations and grassroots groups in the Caribbean and Latin America. Since it opened in 1972, the organization has awarded nearly 5,000 grants worth more than $600 million.
Legal Services Corp.
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2017 budget: $502 million budget
The Legal Services Corp. is the largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income people in the US.
The organization provides grants to legal-services providers, who help America’s poor deal with legal issues related to domestic violence and family law, housing and foreclosures, disasters, and veterans’ affairs.
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.
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2017 budget: $140 million
Known as NeighborWorks America, this agency is housed within the Ben Carson-led Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agency assists community development organizations in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
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2017 budget: $230 million
This agency, launched under the Clinton Administration, funds 35,000 local museums and 123,000 libraries across the country.
United States Institute of Peace
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2011 budget: $39.5 million (most recent available)
This agency was established by Congress in 1984, under President Ronald Reagan, with the goal of mitigating and preventing conflicts abroad.
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
2017 budget: $5.4 million
This agency is tasked with coordinating national solutions to end homelessness across the US.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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2017 budget: $10.4 million
This center functions as a government-sponsored foreign-policy think tank for academics. It was founded through the Smithsonian Act of 1950.
Chemical Safety Board
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2017 budget: $11 million
The Chemical Safety Board is an independent federal agency tasked with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The CSB was established as part of the Clean Air Act in 1990.