Urge Governor Cuomo to include a crucial funding increase of only $5 million for Independent Living Centers in his 30-day budget amendments!
The Independent Living Centers (ILCs) have been dreadfully underfunded for over a decade. With the additional demand for services, and the increased cost to provide them, centers are struggling. The Board of Regents have included a request that Independent Living Centers receive a much needed $5 million increase in this year's budget. Despite this strong support, Governor Cuomo did not include an increase to Independent Living in his proposed 2017-18 Executive Budget proposal.
But it's not too late! Governor Cuomo can still include this increase in his 30-day budget amendments. Act today to urge Governor Cuomo to include a funding increase of only $5 million for ILCs in his 30-day budget amendments!
ACTION: Email Governor Cuomo and urge him to include a funding increase of only $5 million to Independent Living Centers across New York State in his 30-day budget amendments!
Click on the "Take Action!" link below for a template. Feel free to personalize the message to include examples of the impact the lack of ILC funding has had on you as an individual and/or your local ILC.
This Action Alert comes through the New York Association on Independent Living.