This morning, President Trump released his comprehensive budget request for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We have reviewed the funding and policy proposals in the budget and are providing an explanatory memo and the detailed budget charts that compare this request to prior funding levels and President proposals.
There are a number of policy proposals included in this document, both in terms of program elimination as well as restructuring or modification. The President’s budget is largely a visionary statement, as Congress must ultimately approve appropriation amounts as well as any legislative proposals. However, this document gives a good sense of the priorities and vision of the new Administration regarding supports and services to older adults and persons with disabilities.