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On June 30th the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2023 Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. What does this mean? This bill includes $14.2 million for Lifespan Respite Care. That’s over $6 million more than in 2022. And it includes $230 million for the National Family Caregiver Support Program, $36 million more than in 2022.
This is a direct result of the work from the Idaho Caregiver Alliance. The mission of the Idaho Caregiver Alliance is to improve access to respite and connect caregivers with information and resources.
Be sure to thank the House Appropriations Committee, including Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson for their support of the bill!
The Idaho Caregiver Alliance have been working on a Community Needs Assessment Survey to find out information about what services are needed and where barriers are to resources in a number of counties in Idaho. If you live in one of the counties listed, you can take the survey to help improve services. It should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can find it here.