Capitol Correspondence - 07.02.24

New Report Highlights How Federal Funds Are Spent on I/DD Supports

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The University of Kansas published a new report, which details how $80.6 billion in federal spending to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is spent nationwide. This report covers spending in fiscal year 2021 and notes that federal spending for I/DD supports made up about 0.1% of the $6.8 trillion federal budget for 2021, with $73.6 billion dollars for community living and only $7 billion for institutions. Breaking it down by services, the report found that for FY 2021, $9.1 billion was spent on supported living, $9 billion was spent on family supports, $4.66 billion was spent on personal assistance services, and $860 million was spent on supported employment services. 

For a graphic breakdown, see the PDF of the report. 

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