WE DID IT! Budget Request Approved by Governor Newsom

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has APPROVED our ask to expand and improve services for family caregivers across the state of California! 

We are thrilled to announce that our budget ask was approved by Governor Gavin Newsom, as a part of the 2019-20 State Budget! The one-time ask of $30 million, $10M/year over the next three years, will expand and improve caregiver support services across the state of California. Our budget ask was one of the recommendations of the California Task Force on Family Caregiving (CA TFFC). The budget item was approved for this fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019. It will be disseminated between the CRCs (California Resource Centers) throughout the state (FCA and 10 others). With this budget increase, the CRC system will upgrade and expand services to meet the increasing needs of caregivers. Read more on the 2019-20 State Budget

This could not have happened without your help and determined grassroots advocacy, sending letters, signing onto letters of support, making calls, and showing up at the state capitol! We are grateful to our colleagues who sent letters of support and testified on our behalf at the budget hearings: CA Collaborative on Long Term Services and Supports (37 organizational members), CA Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS), AARP, Justice in Aging, Multipurpose Senior Service Program Site Association, Alzheimer's Los Angeles, Alzheimer's Association, UC Davis School of Nursing, Cal PACE, The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's, and the nearly 1000 other organizations and individual family caregivers that wrote letters of support, signed onto our budget ask, or made a call to your representative and Governor Newsom. THANK YOU! 

THANK YOU again for all of your continued support of California caregivers!

Date: 
Friday, June 28, 2019