NPRC Funding Update – Congress Has Heard You!

Congress has finally finished the appropriations process for FY 2024, which will fund the government through September 30, 2024.  As you know, at the end of 2023, the House majority proposed a cut to the National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) of nearly 50%, alongside drastic proposed cuts to other important health and biomedical research programs. The cuts would have severely impacted the ability of the NPRC to provide essential services, information, and support to those living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.  

We are pleased to share that because of your steadfast advocacy, Congress rejected these proposed cuts and fully funded the National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) at the current funding level of $10.7 million for programs that are vital to people living with paralysis. 

You acted, and Congress listened!  

The NPRC is a free, comprehensive, national source of informational support for people living with paralysis and their caregivers. Since its founding in 2002, the NPRC has helped hundreds of thousands of people access information and receive direct mentoring and support. The NPRC also directs funds to nonprofit organizations working in communities across the country through the Quality of Life grants program, helping all individuals impacted by paralysis live more independent lives. It is the only program of its kind in the country. 

We thank you, our advocates, for letting Congress know that they can’t ignore the voices of the paralysis community, and we would not stand idly by as life-changing programs like the NPRC are dismantled from the federal budget. We especially thank all those who contacted their House Members and Senators to urge them to oppose these cuts and support full funding for this life-saving resource.  

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