The DeafBlind Power group has been investigating funding for HKNC. We are learning that funds are allotted specifically for HKNC; other similar programs do not have the opportunity to compete for the funding.
Image Description: (Screen shot of court documents). Text: Calendar NO. 128. 113th Congress, 1st session. Senate. Report 113-71. Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education, and related agencies appropriation bill, 2014. July 11, 2013, ORdered to be Printed. Mr. Harkin from the Committee on Appropriations Submitted the following.
Image Description: Screen shot of text from appropriations bill (PDF). Helen Keller National Center. The Committee recommends $9,127,000 for the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults. The Helen Keller National Center consists of a national headquarters in Sands Point, New York, with a residential training and rehabilitation facility where deaf-blind persons receive intensive specialized services; a network of 11 regional field offices that provide referral and counseling assistance to deaf-blind persons; and an affiliate network of agencies.