Advocacy Toolkit for FY 2023/24 Budget Advocacy

The Governor's FY 2023-24 budget proposal did not include additional investments for the ID/A system, and now we must convince the legislature to include additional funding.

The rates that are currently in effect are not enough for providers to employ and retain a full complement of DSPs and puts individuals with ID/A at risk of being underserved and understaffed. We must advocate to the legislature and administration that the fix to this crisis is continual investments into the system by implementing an inflationary index, with further increases to help providers be able to pay a living wage to DSPs.

Please use the materials below in your advocacy efforts, including our budget request, talking points, and meeting etiquette guide.

Advocacy Tools:

2022 Pennsylvania Direct Support Professional & Frontline Supervisor Compensation Study
Released November 18, 2022
  Pennsylvania ODP-Administered HCBS Proposed Rate Revisions Impact Analysis
Released January 19, 2022

FY 22/23 Budget Request
Released March, 2022

  FY 22/23 PAR Budget Request Talking Points
Released March, 2022
Meeting Tips
Released March, 2022
  COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on the Pennsylvania ID/A Workforce Crisis
Released August 24, 2021
ID/A Community System Capacity Erosion due to the Pandemic

Released June 17, 2021

  Fiscal Impact of COVID on ID/A Provider Solvency
Released June 17, 2021



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