President Trump’s Proposed Budget and the Appalachian Regional Commission

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In the coming days, we will read much about President Trump’s proposed budget. One noteworthy change with PA-5 impact will be the total elimination of funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, which, according to its Web site, each year “provides funding for several hundred investments in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs; improve local water and sewer systems; increase school readiness; expand access to health care; assist local communities with strategic planning; and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.”

In fiscal year 2016, the Commission approved $109.2 million in funding for 470 area development projects: https://www.arc.gov/…/FY2016PerformanceandAccountabilityRep…

The map attached to this post shows the counties which would be affected. If you would like to discuss this budget proposal, please use the comments below. You may also be interested in the following contact information for Rep. Thompson:

Washington, DC Office
124 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5121
Fax: (202) 225-5796

Bellefonte Office
3555 Benner Pike, Suite 101
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 353-0215
Fax: (814) 353-0218

Titusville Office
127 West Spring Street, Suite C
Titusville, PA 16354
Phone: (814) 827-3985
Fax: (814) 827-7307

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