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SAMHSA FACES BUDGET CUTS AFFECTING KEY CONSUMER/SURVIVOR PROGRAMS
The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on H.R. 1—the Continuing Resolution for FY 2011—which calls for cuts in the fiscal 2011 discretionary budget. This includes significant cuts in funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Among the programs that could be affected by these cuts is the Statewide Consumer and Family Network Grants program. The President proposes a 1.29 million cut from 2010 actual budget of 6.2 million. This is among the only federal funding allotted to develop and strengthen statewide grassroots consumer-run organizations. Losing that little pocket of funding could be a devastating blow for many of these organizations.
In addition, our peers with Substance Use Disorders are facing a 50% cut in funding of their Recovery Community Services Grants under the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Let’s advocate for them as well.
Make your voice heard and call your Representative today…tell them to vote NO on this Continuing Resolution, and to continue to fund consumer-run organizations to help transform mental health systems in their states.
DON’T WAIT…MAKE YOUR CALL TODAY!!!!
We need for you to take action. Make your voice heard loud and clear, and call your Representative now to express your opposition to the legislation. The House is expected to vote as early as this afternoon.
Don’t wait a minute longer to voice your opposition.
Please contact your U.S. Representative, or dial 202/224-3121 and the receptionist to transfer you to your Representative. Tell your Representative to vote in opposition to the 2011 Continuing Resolution.