Fed funding cuts appear certain, amount uncertain as Roanoke City Council begins budget process

Roanoke-CityCity Manager Chris Morrill and his staff will present their proposed budget to City Council later today. It totals about  $260 million, and it comes with a big question mark: how much will federal sequestration funding cuts affect city programs. Their best estimate is a $460,000 loss spread across more than two dozen programs. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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(Continue reading for a full list of programs likely to be impacted by sequestration budget cuts.)

Here is the potential impact of sequestration budget cuts as prepared by the city’s Management and Budget Department

Recurring Federal Grants/Sequestration
The potential impact of sequestration on the City of Roanoke is difficult to estimate as little concrete information has been provided to localities. As it relates to grant funding received, a review of grant funding received by the City
of Roanoke reveals estimated loss exposure of approximately $460,000. The impacted grants predominantly impact the Livability, Safety, Human Services, Good Government and Economy priority areas. The programs which could be
affected are:
AmeriCorps
Byrne JAG Technology Improvements/Bike Patrol, Drug Market Initiative
Bulletproof Vest
CDBG/HOME
DMV Alcohol Enforcement, Occupant Protection, Speed Enforcement,
Regional DUI
Emergency Shelter
Homeland Security
Homeless Assistance/Homeless Solutions
Internet Crimes Against Children
JABG/Human Services
Local Government Challenge Grant
Mortgage Assistance Program
National Endowment for the Arts
Positive Action
Project Back on Track
Regional Drug Prosecutor Program
State Criminal Alien Assist. Program (SCAAP)
Shelter Plus Care
Strategic Prevention Framework Incentive
Summer Food Program
TAP/Sabrina’s Place
Urban and Community Forestry
VA Recreational Trails
Victim Witness Program
VSTOP

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