Agencies, Programs Targeted for Elimination

President Trump’s budget plan recommends eliminating some entire agencies–most of them relatively small–plus some agencies under the Cabinet departments.

Independent agencies proposed for elimination are: the African Development Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Chemical Safety Board; the Corporation for National and Community Service; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Inter-American Foundation; the U.S. Trade and Development Agency; the Legal Services Corporation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; the Northern Border Regional Commission; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; the United States Institute of Peace; the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness; and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Sub-agencies it seeks to eliminate are Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and Minority Business Development Agency; and Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

More such proposals may be forthcoming in a later, fuller, budget document since the initial version addressed only Cabinet departments and several independent agencies.

Also proposed for elimination or substantial cutbacks are numerous programs across many departments and agencies, and turning over the FAA’s air traffic control functions to an “independent, non-governmental organization.”