Education and the military would take among the biggest hits in Connecticut from automatic cuts to the federal budget set to take hold this week, according to a report the White House issued Sunday as it seeks to avoid the impending economic fallout.
The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March to September.
As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs.
Among funding Connecticut stands to lose:
— About $8.7 million for primary and secondary education, putting about 120 teacher and aide jobs at risk.
— About $6.3 million for about 80 teachers, aides and staff who help children with disabilities.
— Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 500 children.
— About 3,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $15 million.
— Army base operation funding would be cut by about $1.6 million.
— Maintenance and repair of USS Providence and $13 million in funding for two demolition projects at New London could be canceled.
— About $153,000 for law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
— About $341,000 for public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters and biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological events.
— About $840,000 to prevent and treat substance abuse.
— About $107,000 for vaccinations, meaning about 1,570 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza and Hepatitis B.
— About $201,000 for meals for seniors.