WASHINGTON -- If the sequester takes effect on Mar. 1, it will affect hundreds of thousands of Georgians.
Sunday, the White House released a list of ways every state will be impacted by the possible series of automatic cuts.
Many of Georgia's changes revolve around education. According to the White House, the sequester could cause the state to lose nearly $29 million in education funding, putting about 390 teacher and aide jobs at risk.
Georgia would also lose about $17.5 million in funds for teachers who help children with disabilities, and 1,700 fewer children would have access to the Head Start and Early Head Start early education programs, the White House said.
The Peach State also risks losing $925,000 in public health funds and $571,000 for HIV testing.
A $1.3 million cut could also impact nutrition programs that provide meals to seniors, according to the list.
Georgia would lose roughly $3.5 million in environmental funding that ensures clean air and water, and almost $1 million for fish and wildlife protection. Army base operation funding would be cut by about $233 million, while Air Force funding would be cut by $5 million.