American Rescue Plan Advocacy Opportunity

We need your help to advocate!

We have an urgent need for your participation in an unprecedented advocacy opportunity.  

As you may know, the American Rescue Plan FMAP funding guidance from CMS (Medicaid) and a request from OPWDD for testimonials regarding their Five-Year State Plan were both recently made public. While diverse in their nature, each is directly connected by providing unique opportunities to engage with both the systems and the critical funding necessary for services that support people with I/DD.  

Working with input from out Member and Family Advisory Council, here is a a  sample letter highlighting three key issues that may be helpful to you if you decide to reply in writing. This is just suggested. Please feel free to edit or expand on this template, but please respond by June 2nd, 2021.  

Written testimony can be submitted by email to or mailed to: 

Attn: Communications Office 
44 Holland Avenue, 3rd Floor 
Albany, NY 12229 

What we know for sure is that the system is at a breaking point. We now have an unprecedented opportunity to impact the cause and effect of these systemic issues. The time to take action is now!

For more information, click here.  

Thank you for your support and advocacy.