Georgia will lose $27 million for Head Start, a comprehensive early childhood development program for at-risk children, if the proposed U.S. House budget bill is signed into law, according to a new report by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. The cut represents 3,900 seats in the program.
The 878,000 low-income kids enrolled in Education for the Disadvantaged programs across Georgia will also lose big. Those programs will face a $40 million reduction in federal funds.
Some programs will lose federal funds altogether. YouthBuild, a program that gives construction jobs and education to disadvantaged teens is zeroed out in the proposed bill.