Statement at conference today: the President's budget has money for FIVE states to participate in Phase II of RETAIN

Jennifer Christian

You may all already be aware of this.  I had heard rumors, but today it appears to be true.  At the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's event entitled "Disability Policy for the 21st Century,"  a speaker commented that there will be FIVE states participating in Phase 2 of RETAIN -- one more than in the original plan.  When I later asked someone from ODEP, they said the money is in the President's budget.


Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH

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