Final Funding Details of FY11 Budget

By jschneidewind on May 25, 2011 in Policy/Advocacy, Uncategorized

by Donna Crews, AIDS United Government Affairs Director

The funding details for fiscal year 2011 (FY 11) were released May 16. Although the general appropriations process was completed on April 14, when President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), reached a deal in the final hour to avoid a government shutdown, the work of allocating funds to programs within governmental agencies remained unfinished.

Public health programs as well as programs and agencies that specifically benefit people living with HIV were impacted by the final funding details. The majority of the cuts seen below are the result of the across the board 0.2% cuts that were implemented in all governmental agencies. Here is an update with final numbers.

  • Funding for syringe exchange programs (SEPs) remains available for use at the federal level and at the local level for the District of Columbia
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funded at $5.66 billion, a $740 million cut across the agency.
    • The HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention Center received an increase of $27,650 million
      • Health Departments $7,442,000
      • Surveillance $8,027,000
      • Enhanced testing $21,000
      • Improving HIV Program Effectiveness $13,015,000
      • HIV – National, Regional, Local, Community, and Other Orgs $3,037,000
      • Viral Hepatitis $6,000
      • STD  $49,000
      • Tuberculosis minus $3,947,000
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable, is funded at $6.27 billion, a $1.2 billion cut below FY10 level.
  • For the Ryan White Care Act (RWCA),
    • Part A, grants to eligible metropolitan areas, minus $358,000
    • Part B, grants to states and ADAP got an increase of $26,163,000.
      • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) will total $885 million, an increase of $25 million, with $50 million set aside for the program that targeted the ADAP crisis (waitlist, decreased eligibility, and decreased formularies)
    • Part C, grants to HIV/AIDS clinics nationwide, funding will total $205,564,000, minus $819,000
    • Part D, grants to organizations for children, youth, women and families, is funded at $77,313,000, minus $308,000
    • Part F, AIDS Education & Training Centers (AETCs) grants for training and workforce development, is funded at $34,607,000, minus $138,000
    • Part F, dental grants for Dental Education, is funded at $13,511,000, minus $54,000
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is funded at $334,330,000, minus $670,000 from FY 10 level.
  • Title X, funding for family planning, remains. It is appropriated at $299,400,000 million, minus $17,432 million from FY 10 level.
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative is funded at $104,790,000, minus $5,189,000 from FY 10 level.
  • The Social Innovation Fund received $50 million in funding for FY 11
  • AmeriCorps State and National received $349 million in funding for FY 11

The Senate is expected to vote on both the House and Presidential FY 12 budget proposals as soon as tomorrow. Please e-mail your Senator TODAY and urge them to reject the House proposal, which would make severe cuts to Medicare and Medicare, programs that are essential to providing care to people living with HIV.

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