Gov. Carney and Delaware’s Office of Management and Budget announced $2 million in additional funding for services for intellectual and developmental disabilities in FY 2020. On behalf of the community and the service providers we represent, we’d like to express our gratitude to the governor and his administration.
The additional $2 million is very helpful, but more is needed. We look forward to working with the governor and the legislature to secure “The Whole 9”— the $9 million in State funding needed to keep the system healthy. Fully funding the McNesby Act will ensure:
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) serving some of the most vulnerable citizens in Delaware can earn a living wage.
The system of services for adults with I/DD becomes more stable by minimizing staff turnover.