Formula Changes Finalized for Developmental Disabilities Programs
On May 11, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) published a notice in the Federal Register finalizing the new formula for two grants: State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), and Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&A).
According to ACL, the change is in response to requests for a modernized funding formula, as the current one relies on outdated information and undercounts the population of individuals with disabilities. The new formula takes effect in fiscal year (FY) 2017, although it will be phased in over three years for P&A. Overall, FFIS estimates that the new formula will be beneficial to nine states, while 24 states and Puerto Rico could lose funds. The table below summarizes the results.