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February 24, 2013

Sequester's effects on Oklahoma

(Continued)

OKLAHOMA CITY —

Law enforcement

• Oklahoma will lose about $193,000 in Justice Assistance Grants that support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.

• Oklahoma could lose up to $74,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 300 fewer victims being served.

Health

• About 1,490 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $102,000.

• Oklahoma will lose about $358,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

• Oklahoma will lose about $880,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in about 800 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs.

• The Oklahoma State Department of Health will lose about $98,000, resulting in about 2,400 fewer HIV tests.

• Oklahoma could lose about $298,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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