SCSEP Funding to Be Cut: State-by-State Impact
Updated on 3/21/2011
On March 18, President Obama signed the bill passed earlier by the House and Senate to extend the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) until April 8th and reduce funding for domestic programs by $6 billion. Among these reductions was a cut in SCSEP funding for the Program Year 2011 starting on July 1, 2011, to $600 million. This is $225 million less than last year's one-time increase for SCSEP to $825 million.
We still do not know the final funding level that will be approved for SCSEP for the coming 2011 program year. By April 8th, the White House and Congress hope to finish negotiations on an overall FY2011 budget for the entire federal government. Some in Congress want to include up to $51 billion in additional cuts, and further reduced funding for SCSEP could be included in these additional cuts.
During the week of March 21st, Congress is in recess. When the House and Senate reconvene on March 28, they will continue negotiations on SCSEP’s final PY2011 funding level.
Below is a summary of the impact of the two proposed SCSEP funding levels.
|Current FY2010 Funding||CR level passed March 18, 2011||HR 1|
|Funding Level||$825 million||$600 million||$300 million|
|Number of Participants in Paid Community Service Employment||120,000 persons||94,000 persons||47,300 persons|
|Number of Paid Hours Serving the Community, Total||74.3 million hours||54 million hours||27 million hours|
|Number of Authorized Positions/Slots||78,021 positions/slots||61,500 positions/slots||30,750 positions/slots|
These estimates are based on DOL-ETA documents and official SCSEP reports. For estimates of the impact of the proposed cuts by state, click on the links below. All totals include all state/territorial and national grantees operating SCSEP in that state/territory.
|American Samoa||Guam||Northern Mariana Islands||Puerto Rico|
|U.S. Virgin Islands|