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Support Effort to Protect Funding for Mental Illness Research and Services and Housing Programs
This coming January, funding for mental illness research and services, as well as housing and veterans’ programs are at risk of being subject to an across-the-board cut of as much as 8.4 percent. Read further on how you can take action.

HHS Announces Funding to Help Seniors, People with Disabilities Access Long-Term Services & Supports
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $25 million in funding under the Affordable Care Act to help states provide home and community-based long-term services and supports to seniors and people living with disabilities.


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Understanding the Issue:

Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) Programs FAQ
6/15/2012

HHS Announces Funding to Help Seniors, People with Disabilities Access Long-Term Services & Supports
6/01/2012
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $25 million in funding under the Affordable Care Act to help states provide home and community-based long-term services and supports to seniors and people living with disabilities.

Federal Budget and Spending Take Center Stage
2/10/2011
Federal discretionary spending will come clearly into focus as President Obama unveils his FY 2012 budget and Congress moves forward on omnibus spending legislation for the remaining months of the current fiscal year (FY 2011).

Congres Moves toward Final Adjournment in Passing "Continuing Resolution"
12/22/2010
The 111th Congress is expected to reach final adjournment today in passing the "Continuing Resolution," extending current spending levels through March, 2011.

Act Now to Increase Funding for the Federal Mental Health Block Grant
4/29/2010
Please contact your Representative in the U.S. Congress and your two U.S. Senators and urge them to increase funding for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant by $100 million in the fiscal year Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

NAMI ED Testimony on FY 2011 Budgets
4/12/2010
View Mike Fitzpatrick's statement to the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education on FY 2011 funding for NIMH, SAMHSA and SSA


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NAMI's Position on the Issue:

Accountability in the Federal Mental Health Block Grant - WHERE WE STAND

Integrated Treatment and Blended Funding for Co-Occurring Mental and Addictive Disorders - WHERE WE STAND



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Other Resources:

House Subcommittee Clears FY 2008 Budget for Veterans Programs
This week the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up legislation funding the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for FY 2008.

Dear Colleague Letter Supporting Youth Suicide Prevention Funding for FY '08
This Dear Colleague letter, sent by Senators Dodd and Smith, urges fellow Senators to support the Garrett Lee Smith Act and funding youth suicide prevention programs for FY '08.

3-15-06 modletter pdf
Budget FY2007 - urgent request for a modest 2 percent increase in non-security, non-emergency discretionary appropriations.

Social Security Issues New Rules on Counting Income and Resources for SSI Recipients
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published final regulations revising the treatment of income and resources for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The new rules became effective on March 9, 2005.



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