The legislature passed a budget without cuts to Imagine’s funding. Overall the state is supporting the system during the pandemic with a great deal of extra funding which may or may not be adequate for all parts of the developmental disability system but has been sustainable for us. This level of spending will almost certainly not be sustainable by the state without significant federal funding support which leads to a very high risk of funding cuts in future years or even later in this one.
There are frequent (several a month) directives from the California Department of Developmental Services governing both operating requirements and special funding. We track these and will inform you if one is especially constructive or terrifying. If you like to follow the action at home, they all wind up here.
-Submitted by Doug