The sequester's impact on Kansas and Missouri

The White House has released state-by-state looks at the impact the sequester would have.

The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will take effect on March 1 if Congress doesn't reach an agreement to avoid it.

Here's a look at the cuts that would be made in Kansas and Missouri this year, according to the White House:

Teachers and Schools

Missouri will lose approximately $11.9 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 160 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition, about 17,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 60 fewer schools would receive funding.

Kansas will lose approximately $5.5 million in funding for primary and secondary education, Putting around 80 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 7,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 40 fewer schools would receive funding.

Education for Children with Disabilities

Missouri will lose approximately $10.8 in funds for about 130 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Kansas will lose approximately $5.3 in funds for about 60 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

Work-Study Jobs

Around 1,280 fewer low income students in Missouri would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 750 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.

Around 310 fewer low income students in Kansas would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 140 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 1,200 children in Missouri, reducing access to critical early education.

Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 500 children in Kansas, reducing access to critical early education.

Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water

Missouri would lose about $3,745,000 in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Missouri could lose another $1,184,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Kansas would lose about $1.8 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Kansas could lose another $772,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.

Military Readiness

In Missouri, approximately 8,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $40.3 million in total.
o Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $56 million in Missouri.
o Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations in Missouri would be cut by about $14 million.

In Kansas, approximately 8,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $36.7 million in total.
o Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $78 million in Kansas.
o Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations in Kansas would be cut by about $1 million.

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution

Missouri will lose about $298,000 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.

Kansas will lose about $149,000 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 Kansas find Employment and Training

Missouri will lose about $758,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 25,460 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

Kansas will lose about $322,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 11,130 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.

Child Care

Up to 700 disadvantaged and vulnerable Missouri children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Up to 400 disadvantaged and vulnerable Kansas children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.

Vaccines for Children

In Missouri around 2,500 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 $171,000.

In Kansas around 1,240 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 $85,000.

Public Health

Missouri will lose approximately

$572,000 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, Missouri will lose about $1,300,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 3300 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Missouri State Department of Health & Senior Services will lose about $211,000 resulting in around 5,300 fewer HIV tests.

Kansas will lose approximately $273,000 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, Kansas will lose about $610,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 900 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the Kansas State Department of Health And Environmnt will lose about $65,000 resulting in around 1,600 fewer HIV tests.

STOP Violence Against Women Program

Missouri could lose up to $127,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 500 fewer victims being served.

Kansas could lose up to $61,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 200 fewer victims being served.

Nutrition Assistance for Seniors

Missouri would lose approximately $419,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

Kansas would lose approximately $209,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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