July 24, 2009
On July 24, by a vote of 264-153, the House cleared legislation that includes funding for mental illness research and services for FY 2010. The bill, known as the FY 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (HR 3293) includes a $52 million increase for mental illness research at NIMH, as well as an $8.4 million increase for the PATH program (outreach services for homeless individuals with serious mental illness) and a $17 million for the Childrens Mental Health program. The Senate takes up the FY 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill in Committee next week.
Read more details about the FY 2010 Labor-HHS Appropriations bill.