INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Whether directly or indirectly, all Hoosiers will likely feel the impact of the sequester.
According to the White House, the following cuts will take place in Indiana as a result of the sequester.
Teachers and Schools:
Indiana will lose approximately $13.8 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 190 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition, about 12,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 50 fewer schools would receive funding.
Education for Children with Disabilities:
Indiana will lose approximately $12.4 million in funds for about 150 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.
Around 2,170 fewer low income students would receive aid to help them finance the costs of college and around 1,020 fewer students will get work-study jobs that help them pay for college.
Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 1,000 children, reducing access to critical early education.
Protections for Clean Air and Clean Water:
Indiana would lose about $3.3 million in environmental funding to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste. In addition, Indiana could lose another $739,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection.
Approximately 11,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $64.4 million in total.
Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $1.7 million.
Air Force: Funding for Air Force operations would be cut by about $7 million.
Navy: Scheduled Blue Angels shows in Indianapolis and Evansville could be canceled.
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds for Crime Prevention and Prosecution:
Indiana will lose about $262,000 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 Indiana find Employment and Training:
Indiana will lose about $683,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 24,290 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment.
Up to 600 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.
Vaccines for Children:
Around 2,770 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 $189,000.
Indiana will lose approximately $619,000 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, Indiana will lose about $1.7 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 1,100 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs.
The Indiana State Department of Health will lose about $146,000 resulting in around 3,700 fewer HIV tests.
STOP Violence Against Women Program:
Indiana could lose up to $138,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 500 fewer victims being served.
Nutrition Assistance for Seniors:
Indiana would lose approximately $820,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.