This is sad on so many levels. My younger daughter was with AmeriCorps. Article: The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.

Because of my daughter’s work at Star, I also am aware of the program and hope that its funding will not be cut. Article: Without STAR’s help, Crain said, life would have been much more difficult in the months since she reported being raped. Now groups like STAR and others that help Louisiana victims of sexual assault and domestic violence are growing concerned about the future of their federal funding under President Trump’s administration — money that pays for most of their budgets.  The groups are largely funded by federal Violence Against Women Act grants, with Louisiana getting about $24.2 million since 2012, according to the Office on Violence Against Women, the U.S. Department of Justice division that runs the grant program.