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Capitol Correspondence - 07.27.21

ANCOR Submits Letter to Congress Supporting Full Funding for the BCBJ Act

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Last week, ANCOR submitted a letter to Congress signed by more than 400 individual providers urging support for the full $400 billion investment to home and community-based services included in the Build Back Better Agenda.

The proposed $400B for states to develop and implement sustainable infrastructure improvement plans is critical to ensuring a foundational and demonstrable path forward for states to address sustainable solutions to the access and workforce crisis. Without full investment, states and community stakeholders will continue to scramble with scarce resources for stop-gap approaches to access barriers and workforce shortages. This legislation’s two-part method to fund plans and require reportable data and quality metrics will not only give states the tools necessary to substantively address the access and workforce crisis, but the framework to independently continue building sustainability. 

ANCOR is continuing to take signatures until final decisions are made from the Hill. If your organization would like to sign on, please complete this form: Provider sign on supporting $400B for HCBS (google.com)

Disability Scoop featured this issue and ANCOR’s letter submission in this recent article: Disability Advocates Warn $400 Billion Community-Based Services Plan Could Get Chopped – Disability Scoop