Massive Cuts Loom for Federal Mental Health and Housing Programs Action Needed! Contact your U.S. House member today and voice your opposition to proposed FY 2011 cuts to mental health services, research, special education and supportive housing for children and adults living with mental illness. HR 1 Continuing Resolution Federal Budget Cuts for FY 2011
The House bill slashes $200 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a 5.5 percent cut below the agency's FY 2008 funding level.
Cuts $86 million (7 percent) from research on mental illness at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), reducing funding to $1.404 billion.
A $557 million reduction to special education funding.
Reduces HUD Section 811 program by 70 percent--from $300 million in FY 2010 to $90.36 million.
All House offices can be reached by calling 202-224-3121 (not a toll free call), or send a message to your U.S. House member . At a time when states are already imposing deep cuts to mental health services (over $2.2 billion over the past two years), proposed cuts in the federal FY 2011 continuing resolution further erode needed services and supports for individuals who live with serious mental illness. Read More...
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