Disability-related Programs Regain Little Ground in the FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill

A comparison of the specific disability-related program funding in the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill enacted on January 17 shows that disability programs, with a few exceptions, generally did not fare well.  Many programs came in slightly above the 2013 post sequestration (the approximate 5% across-the-board cuts) amount, despite about 40% sequestration relief for all programs negotiated in the budget deal for FY 2014 and FY 2015.  The fiscal relief is not evenly spread, with some programs receiving significant increases and others continuing at lower levels.  Overall, most disability-related programs regained some of the cuts they received in 2013, bringing them just under their 2012 funding levels.

For a full listing of disability-related programs, view this spreadsheet from The Arc’s website.  

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