Bush Budget Would Cut Millions From City's Social Services

New York City faces deep cuts in law enforcement and domestic security funds under President Bush's proposed budget, but the largest reductions are likely to be in social services, city officials said on Tuesday. Under the proposed budget, released on Monday, the city faces the loss of its $207 million Community Development Block Grant, which is used to pay for day care centers, housing, services for the elderly and literacy training for the poor. The city also stands to lose about $31 million from another poverty reduction program that paid for after-school programs and English classes last year for thousands of immigrants.


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