AmeriCorps Joins NEH and NEA Among Programs Trump May Cut

A list of programs that could be cut in the Trump administration’s forthcoming budget includes not only the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, but AmeriCorps, The New York Times reports.

Although the aim of the cuts is to trim domestic spending, most of the targeted programs cost less than $500 million per year, a drop in the bucket for a government whose spending is likely to exceed $4 trillion. The previously reported cuts in the NEA and NEH generated a cry from advocacy groups; the current list includes not only the usual conservative targets, like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, but also the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Export-Import Bank.

AmeriCorps has been a source of money for college for young people, who can receive grants for a year of service. The arts and humanities endowments help fund campus and other programs.

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