Community Service Block Grants spared much pain in 2011 budget deal

Thomas Lifson
The devil is in the details when it comes to the budget deal hammered out last Friday night. Philantrophy.com reports:

The program that President Obama singled out in his State of the Union address for a deep spending cut-Community Services Block Grants-fared relatively well in the 2011 budget deal that was hatched by lawmakers last week.

The program, which provides money to a network of community-action agencies across the country, would get $680-million for the fiscal year that ends September 30, according to details of the bill provided by the Senate Appropriations Committee. While that is $20-million less than in 2010, the cut comes nowhere near the $350-million that Mr. Obama said he wanted to trim in his 2012 budget plan. (emphasis added)

Hat tip: Mark. J. Fitzgibbons
The devil is in the details when it comes to the budget deal hammered out last Friday night. Philantrophy.com reports:

The program that President Obama singled out in his State of the Union address for a deep spending cut-Community Services Block Grants-fared relatively well in the 2011 budget deal that was hatched by lawmakers last week.

The program, which provides money to a network of community-action agencies across the country, would get $680-million for the fiscal year that ends September 30, according to details of the bill provided by the Senate Appropriations Committee. While that is $20-million less than in 2010, the cut comes nowhere near the $350-million that Mr. Obama said he wanted to trim in his 2012 budget plan. (emphasis added)

Hat tip: Mark. J. Fitzgibbons