In a letter, Acting Administrator and Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging Dan Berger Stated the following:
“I am pleased to present the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) FY 2018 President’s Budget
request, totaling $1.9 billion. While maintaining funding levels for the majority of its core direct services
programs, ACL has reprioritized spending, consolidating programs to enable greater flexibility and more
efficient operations and proposing to eliminate or reduce funding for programs that might be addressed at
State and local levels or through other Federal programs.
ACL’s programs provide home- and community-based services and supports and invest in research and
innovation to help older adults and people of all ages with disabilities to live independently and fully
participate in their communities. In most cases, providing these services and supports is significantly less
expensive than the cost of institutional care. ACL remains committed to this central mission. This budget
will allow us to continue serving our populations and refocus to more efficiently provide services on their
To view the justification of estimates for appropriations committees, view the attached document.