President Donald Trump's proposed budget reductions could have huge ramifications for an area non-profit.
Last week, President Trump released his budget for the nation and it will have local impacts. Executive Director of Community Action, Alison Rumler-Gomez indicates their energy assistance program, LIHEAP, could be in jeopardy if the Trump administration has their way.
According to Rumler-Gomez, it is likely the budget will see some changes going forward, but she does see the vision President Trump has even though it would cost people in her agency their jobs.
With energy prices continuing to drop and a likely de-regulation coming, Rumler-Gomez says the need for help in paying for energy is likely to decrease as well.
President Trump's budget proposal could also negatively impact the agency's CSGB program, which is the core of what Community Action is - fighting anti-poverty. It would also great impact their foster grandparents program.
Rumler-Gomez calls the CSGB cuts very disheartening.
We'll have more on the cuts to those programs next week on Regional Radio News.