Local leaders are still trying to digest the proposed cuts made by President Donald Trump after his budget proposal hit home for on area agency.
Last week on Regional Radio News, we outlined what the President's proposed cuts and what they would likely mean for Community Action's most popular program LIHEAP. But Community Action Executive Director, Alison Rumler-Gomez calls the cuts to their CSBG program disheartening because that program is at the heart of their mission.
Rumler-Gomez believes other Community Action agencies don't necessarily do things the way the local agency does. She explains that could be a reason the program is on the chopping block.
Rumler-Gomez indicates the Foster Grandparents program was one program she was very surprised to see come up for cuts. Like their CSBG program, the foster grandparents program is very different from other programs in other Community Action agencies.
We'll have more on that later this week on Regional Radio News.