[nfbmi-talk] a release from obama

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Fri Feb 18 23:54:30 UTC 2011

Then what you're both saying is: It looks like he is proposing level funding 
of the elderly blind program?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred wurtzel" <f.wurtzel at comcast.net>
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> Hi,
> It looks to me that the 34 is in addition to the 103 and not an increase.
> Stated another way that in addition to the 103 for ordinary IL there is 34
> for blind, etc.
> It's tough to trick an old trickster!
> Warmest Regards,
> Fred
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> On Behalf Of joe harcz Comcast
> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 2:10 PM
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> I don't know. There are a whole lot of smoke and mirrors in all of the
> budget proposals from this one all the way through the local....
> But, I read it as an increse ... I'll write to some parties and find out 
> for
> sure.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christine Boone" <christine_boone at comcast.net>
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> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 2:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] a release from obama
> Joe
> I see that the amount for independent living services to older blind is
> listed as $34 million.   That is also the current funding level for this
> program.  So, I wonder if this is actually an increase, or just this 
> year's
> budgeted amount.
>   ,
> On Feb 16, 2011, at 3:53 PM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:
>> I find the proposed increases for elderly blind and other items here
>> quite interesting.
>> Joe
>> 2/15/2011
>> For Immediate Release
>> Contact:
>> Javier Robles, J.D.
>> Thisabled
>> U.S. President's Disability Budget
>> Winning the Future for People with Disabilities
>> The Federal Budget
>> Fiscal Year 2012
>> Having emerged from the worst recession in generations, the President
>> has put forward a plan to rebuild our economy and win the future by
>> out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building our global competitors
>> and creating the jobs and industries of tomorrow. But we cannot
>> rebuild our economy and win the future if we pass on a mountain of
>> debt to our children and grandchildren.
>> We must restore fiscal responsibility, and reform our government to
>> make it more effective, efficient, and open to the American people.
>> The President's 2012 Budget is a responsible approach that puts the
>> nation on a path to live within our means so we can invest in our
>> future - by cutting wasteful spending and making tough choices on some
>> things we cannot afford, while keeping the investments we need to grow
>> the economy and create jobs. It targets scarce federal resources to
>> the areas critical to winning the future:
>> education,
>> innovation, clean energy, and infrastructure. And it proposes to
>> reform how Washington does business, putting more federal funding up
>> for competition, cutting waste, and reorganizing government so that it
>> better serves the American people.
>> To win the future for people with disabilities, the Budget will:
>> Increase Funding for the Education of Children with Disabilities. The
>> Budget provides a $200 million increase for the Individuals with
>> Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Grants to provide a high
>> quality education and help offset State and local education costs for
>> children with disabilities. The Budget also provides a $50 million (11
>> percent) increase for the IDEA Infants and Families Program to provide
>> the youngest children a good start. In addition, a new $30 million
>> joint pilot, Promoting Readiness of Minors in SSI (PROMISE), will
>> develop and evaluate innovative approaches to improving outcomes of
>> children receiving Supplemental Security Income and their families.
>> Encourage Workforce Innovation. The Budget provides almost $380
>> million to the Departments of Education and Labor, for a Workforce
>> Innovation Fund to support reforms of the workforce system, including
>> projects that improve education and employment outcomes for
>> individuals with disabilities. The Vocational Rehabilitation program
>> will contribute $30 million, and use its expertise to help ensure that
>> the Fund invests in innovative programs and evidence-based practices
>> to provide high-quality employment services to individuals with
>> disabilities, including those with significant disabilities.
>> Support Workers with Disabilities. The Budget provides $24 million to
>> the Department of Labor for the Disability Employment Initiative,
>> which awards grants to build the capacity of One-Stop Career Centers
>> to serve individuals with disabilities. The Budget also proposes a new
>> Disability Insurance Work Incentives Simplification Pilot to make the
>> Social Security work rules more straightforward and allow
>> beneficiaries more flexibility to try to work without fear of losing
>> their benefits.
>> Reduce Social Security Claims Backlog. Disability programs are at the
>> forefront of the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) operations.
>> The Budget funds SSA to lower the initial claims backlog to 650,000 by
>> processing over three million claims. By hearing approximately 822,500
>> cases in 2012, the wait time for a decision will fall below a year for
>> the first time in a decade. In addition, the Administration will
>> establish a Disability Research Center through SSA's research office.
>> This Center will work across agencies and in collaboration with
>> outside researchers to improve the quality of disability research.
>> Expand Disability Research. The Budget provides $120 million for the
>> National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR),
>> including $10 million to support a new cloud computing initiative that
>> uses the internet infrastructure to improve technology access through
>> the development, implementation, and delivery of mechanisms that will
>> provide on-demand accessibility for everyone who faces technology
>> accessibility barriers. NIDRR conducts comprehensive and coordinated
>> programs of research and related activities to maximize the full
>> inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of
>> individuals with disabilities of all ages.
>> Strengthen Independent Living. The Budget includes more than $103
>> million for Grants for Independent Living program that would provide
>> formula grants to States to support the provision of independent
>> living services through centers for independent living. The Budget
>> also provides an additional $34 million for independent living
>> services for older individuals who are blind. In addition, the
>> President's six-year, $556 billion surface transportation
>> reauthorization proposal supports investments to provide individuals,
>> including the elderly and the disabled, with access to more
>> transportation options, making our communities more livable. That
>> proposal will include an unprecedented funding commitment for transit
>> programs.
>> Assist Programs for Youth with Disabilities. The 2012 Budget maintains
>> funding for the Special Olympics at $8 million through the Department
>> of Education.
>> The Budget also provides $5 million for a new program: Mentoring for
>> Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Both programs would
>> support activities to increase the participation of people with
>> intellectual disabilities in social relationships and other aspects of
>> community life, including recreation, education, and employment.
>> Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Enforcement. Even in tough budget
>> times, the substantial investments that have been made by the
>> Administration to strengthen civil rights enforcement against racial,
>> ethnic, sexual orientation, disability, religious, and gender
>> discrimination continue in the 2012 Budget. The Budget proposes an
>> increase for the Community Relations Service in the Department of
>> Justice to fight hate crimes and provides an $18 million, a
>> 5 percent
>> increase over the 2010 enacted level, for the Equal Employment
>> Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is responsible for enforcing
>> Federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job
>> applicant or an employee. This investment will allow EEOC to add
>> additional staff to reduce the agency's backlog of private-sector
>> discrimination charges.
>> Provide Housing for Persons with Disabilities. Because difficult
>> choices had to be made in order to invest in programs that would yield
>> the highest returns, the Budget provides a total of $196 million for
>> the Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program, which is a $104
>> million cut relative to the
>> 2010 enacted
>> level. The majority of the overall reduction reflects a shift in
>> funding to the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance account to support
>> Mainstream Vouchers for persons with disabilities. The Budget includes
>> $85 million to support existing units and $111 million for new
>> construction and expansion activities. The Administration is committed
>> to working with Congress to update and reform these programs so that
>> project sponsors can maximize use of the funding for new construction
>> by effectively leveraging and targeting investments based on need and
>> by providing residents access to key services required to live
>> independently.
>> Expand Research into Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Budget
>> continues to expand research, detection, treatment, and other
>> activities related to improving the lives of individuals and families
>> affected by ASD through increasing funding for programs at the
>> National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control
>> and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
>> NIH will pursue comprehensive and innovative approaches to defining
>> the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to ASD,
>> investigate epigenomic changes in the brain, and accelerate clinical
>> trials of novel pharmacological and behavioral interventions by 2016.
>> NIH will continue to investigate environmental factors, early
>> detection, and novel treatments to transform our understanding of ASD.
>> Help Families Care for Aging and Relatives with Disabilities. The
>> Budget includes $96 million for the Administration's Caregiver
>> Initiative, an effort to expand help to families and seniors so that
>> caregivers can better manage their multiple responsibilities and
>> seniors can live in the community for as long as possible. Without
>> creating new programs, this initiative provides new resources to
>> support the network of agencies in local communities across the
>> country that already provide critical help to seniors and caregivers.
>> Support for Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal
>> Workforce. In July 2010, the President signed an Executive Order to
>> increase Federal employment of individuals with disabilities and the
>> Budget provides funds to the Office of Personnel Management to
>> implement that Executive Order.
>> Expand Passenger Rail Options. The President's surface transportation
>> reauthorization proposal includes funding to eliminate the
>> longstanding ADA gap at intercity passenger rail stations. Overall,
>> the Administration's reauthorization provides $53 billion over six
>> years for intercity passenger rail, putting the country on track
>> toward a system that gives 80 percent of Americans access to
>> high-speed rail within 25 years - and would provide many citizens with
>> disabilities access to an additional, convenient transportation option.
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