CCAR Industries is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that was founded by a local parents’ group in 1969. Our mission is to provide community-based services and supports that enhance the quality of life of East Central Illinois citizens with developmental disabilities and/or other functional limitations throughout their lifespan. Our team is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized services to program consumers and their families. Please feel free to contact us if you have ideas, would like more information, or would like to receive our publications!
March 22, 2020
The U.S. House narrowly passed the “Heroes Act” on May 15th. This is the new stimulus/relief package which includes crucial funding for disability service providers. From the U.S. House, it will move forward to the U.S. Senate for a vote that may not take place until later this summer. Medicaid programs need funding provisions to be included in the final bill. However, even if the bill becomes law, it may be fall before funds are distributed.
We are over two months into this pandemic, yet the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has designated $0 from the Public Health & Social Services Emergency Fund (created by the earlier CARES Act) for Medicaid-funded providers that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. As many of you know, CCAR is a Medicaid-funded provider.
Therefore, we ask that you please take a moment today to encourage our U.S. Congress members (in Coles County they are Senator Durbin, Senator Duckworth, and Representative Shimkus) to advocate for the immediate release of Public Health & Social Services Emergency Fund dollars to Medicaid-funded providers, specifically for those who provide services to individuals with disabilities.
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