The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our state budget. Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget withdrew many of the January budget proposals to expand access to health care and services. It also proposed eliminating Community- Based Adult Services (CBAS) and the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and cutting program funding for many programs including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Caregiver Resource Centers.
Thanks to the advocacy of many, all these programs were preserved in the final budget. We thank the Governor and Legislature for preserving these critical programs that help people access services at home and in the community to that people can remain in their homes and out of nursing facilities, which are particularly dangerous during the pandemic.