Ann Arbor Weather:
Monday September 25, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Surviving the Sequester



Local governments aren't the only ones hurting, says Callan. "Also impacted are the many nonprofits that do a great job of bringing in state and federal funds, like Avalon Housing."

Avalon director Carole McCabe says the biggest impact so far has been "the lack of availability of [Section 8] vouchers and units for an initiative to house high utilizers of health services. We're working to house 100 of those folks throughout the community, and those are all frozen right now because we came to a hard stop on getting vouchers."

Sequestration also hit the public schools. "The AAPS has seen a decrease in funding for our special education funds, specifically the IDEA funds (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) which supports special education funding for K-12 students," emails schools spokeswoman Liz Margolis.

It even threatened the U-M, whose hugely successful research depends on federal money. "We have seen signs that there may be fewer contracts awarded, and the competition for them may be greater," emails David Lampe, who handles communications for the university's vice president for research.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

George Bedard 2017
A Chuck Berry Tribute
Sandor Slomovits
A2 Jazz Fest
Digging in
arwulf arwulf
Deet Deetle Deet, by Gene Gaunt
A Family Story In The Digitized Michigan Daily, by Tim Athan
Photo: Toyota Takes on Two
Civil War Story
When Ken Burns' teacher became his student
Janet Peacock
HOMES Brewery
Great Lakes grand slam
M.B. Lewis
Photo: Eclipse Party
Trump Anxiety
Social service providers and scientists warily watch the federal budget battle.
James Leonard
Terry B's Sold
Coley O'Brien aims for middle ground.
Sally Mitani
Arbor Hospice Palliative Care
only cycling studio on the University of Michigan's Campus
spark ann arbor