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Senate Appropriations Passes HHS Bill

Legislation Includes RHYA, SAMHSA and Other Funding

Senator InouyeOn June 14, 2012, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education released and voted on its fiscal year (FY) 2013 draft appropriations bill.

The bill included the following proposed spending levels:

  • $115 million for Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) Programs within HHS, which represents flat funding from FY 2012 and is level with the Administration’s proposal;
  • $75 million for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless Services within HHS, which represents flat funding from FY 2012;
  • $65 million for Education for Homeless Children and Youth programs within the Department of Education, which represents flat funding from FY 2012;
  • $65 million for Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) in HHS, which represents flat funding from FY 2012; and
  • $38 million for the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program within the Department of Labor, which also represents flat funding from FY 2012.

The House Appropriations Committee has not yet scheduled a markup of its Labor, HHS, Education funding bill for FY 2013, though it is likely to do so in the coming weeks.

Click here for more information on the Senate’s bill.

Click here for the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ comprehensive chart with a full list of programs and their proposed funding levels.

by Kate M. Kelly

Kate Kelly joined Monarch Housing Associates in March of 2011. Her responsibilities include writing policy and other website updates, coordinating state and federal advocacy update and assisting with fundraising efforts. To read more about Kate and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Ms. Kelly an email.

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