The 19 federal agencies Trump wants to eliminate

The 19 federal agencies Trump wants to eliminate
© Greg Nash

President Trump’s budget blueprint proposes eliminating 19 federal agencies.

Here’s a run-down of the agencies and what they do, from supporting arts and public television to building infrastructure and studying international relations.

  1. The African Development Foundation, which funds African agriculture, infrastructure and community development projects with grants.

  2. The Appalachian Regional Commission, which funds projects meant to bolster businesses, education, culture and economic development in Appalachia.

  3. The Chemical Safety Board, which investigates accidents in the chemical industry and makes safety recommendations.

  4. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which houses several public service organizations, including AmeriCorps.

  5. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds public television and radio stations including PBS and NPR.

  6. The Delta Regional Authority, which funds businesses and infrastructure in the Mississippi River Delta region.

  7. The Denali Commission, which supports utilities and infrastructure in Alaska.

  8. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, which funds U.S. museums and libraries with grants.

  9. The Inter-American Foundation, which provides financial aid to Latin America and the Caribbean.

  10. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which provides U.S. goods and services for foreign development projects.

  11. The Legal Services Corporation, which provides civil legal aid for low-income Americans.

  12. The National Endowment for the Arts, which funds American artists and projects through grants.

  13. The National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds American scholarship through grants.

  14. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, which funds community development project throughout the U.S.

  15. The Northern Border Regional Commission, which supports economic development in poor areas near the Canadian border.

  16. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which helps provide private U.S. capital to foreign development projects.

  17. The United States Institute of Peace, which aims to promote world peace through conflict resolution, training programs and scholarship.

  18. The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, which coordinates efforts to fight homelessness among nearly 20 federal agencies.

  19. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a prominent think tank studying international affairs and foreign policy.