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Programs & Funding

The Advocacy Center is a federally mandated agency, which is 100% funded by the Administration for Children and Families, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Social Security Administration.

As part of the nationally mandated Protection and Advocacy System, the Advocacy Center receives federal funding for different programs designed to provide services to specific groups of individuals:

  • Client Assistance Program (CAP)
    authorized in the Rehabilitation Act, 29 USC §732, P.L. 105-220.

  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)
    authorized in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, 42 USC 15001, PL 106-402.

  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)
    authorized in the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act, 42 USC 10801, PL 106-310.

  • Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)
    authorized in the Rehabilitation Act, 29USC 794e, PL 106-402.

  • Protection and Advocacy for [Individuals in Need of] Assistive Technology (PAAT)
    authorized in the Assistive Technology Act, 29 USC 3011,3012, PL 105-394.

  • Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)
    authorized in the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act, 42 USC 1320b-20, PL 106-170.

  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)
    authorized in the Children's Health Act of 2000, 42 USC 300d-53, PL 106-310.

  • Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA)
    authorized in the Help America Vote Act of 2002, 42 USC 15461-62, PL 107-252.