Historical Perspective on State Budget

DD Community Funding Decisions Thru FY10

The ARC of Illinois has prepared this graph which demonstrates, in funding crisis years or no, the shortfall of funding in the State of Illinois for community-based services for people with developmental disabilities.

To have a 1990 dollar’s spending power this year you would need $1.70.

For state institutional services that 1990 dollar in funding is now $2.01, well ahead of the cost of living.

For community services that 1990 dollar in funding is now $1.35, getting further and further behind, despite the fact that community-based services are the best practice and are a much more cost-effective way to spend state dollars.

How often in life is the best way to do a thing also the cheapest?

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