SOURCE - "During a press conference hosted by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Mick Mulvaney, reporters were asking for clarification on the cuts proposed by the Trump administration to a large number of crucial programs with bipartisan support — namely the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Trump budget outline unveiled on Thursday morning slashes the entirety of that program’s $3 billion budget, which allocates grants to metropolitan areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people for various community programs. One of those programs is Meals on Wheels, which provides meals to shut-ins, brought to their homes by volunteers. With Meals on Wheels losing its federal grants, the program’s survival is unlikely. Mulvaney said the decision to propose shutting down CDBGs was due to a perceived lack of performance."