The Amputee Coalition operates the National Limb Loss Resource Center® (NLLRC) under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services. Members of Congress and their staff are working on the federal budget for 2023 including funding for the NLLRC, and they want to hear from you about how they can support people with limb loss and limb difference. Specifically, they want to hear about how the NLLRC and its programs have impacted your life and the lives of others.
If you have ever called our certified resource center specialists, found helpful information on our website, attended a support group meeting, met with a Certified Peer Visitor, or even attended events like our National Conference, then you have powerful experiences that need to be shared with your Members of Congress so they know how the funding they approve each year for the NLLRC is helping to improve the lives of the limb loss and limb difference community.
We’ve prepared a sample message that is quick and easy for you to customize with your personal experiences and send to your Senators and your Representative. It takes less than a minute to do!
Every year, Congress plans a budget for the federal government’s programs and services. Right now, Congress is working on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year that starts on October 1.
The limb loss and limb difference community is coming together to ask Congress to provide $4.2 million in funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center®. This is a $200,000 increase from what the NLLRC received this year. The President’s Budget for FY23 was also released at the end of March and it included a $200,000 increase.
With the program’s strong bipartisan background of support and with your specific requests for Congress to increase funding for the program, we hope our combined advocacy efforts will be successful. Please share your personal experiences with your Members of Congress today!