Fiscal Year 2019 ACL/AoA Congressional Justification

The document attached is the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) FY 2019 President’s Budget request, totaling $1.8 billion. The request maintains funding for many ACL programs. According to Lace Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, “ACL’s request supports the priorities outlined by the President. It maintains high impact and focus on the mission and purpose of ACL, while assuring cost controls and the efficiency and effectiveness of services. In addition, ACL’s request creates flexibility for states to allocate resources to meet state-specific challenges and better serve the needs of their communities. People overwhelmingly prefer living in the community to living in institutional settings, and in most cases, supporting people as they remain in the community is significantly less expensive than institutional care. ACL remains committed to this mission. This budget will allow us to continue serving older adults and people with disabilities, and increase the responsiveness our programs to the needs within individual states.”