Mission & Vision
The New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP) represents a dynamic community of diverse providers dedicated to advancing sustainable community-based services and supports that enrich lives and build futures for people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities across the state.
News To Know
NJACP urges the legislature to maintain/keep these provisions that were contained in Governor Murphy’s FY 24 budget proposal:
- $41.7 million in state funding with a 50% federal match to raise DSP wages,
- 10% increase in funding for housing vouchers,
- 3% across the board rate increase for fee for service rates for IDD services.
NJACP requests the legislature please add the following funding to the FY 24 budget bill:
Raise the across-the-board rate increase by 2.5%, totaling 5.5%.
For your information, attached is a summary of the Governor’s FY 24 Budget Proposal.
- Talking Points
Members are encouraged to utilize the attached talking points but to also include their own experiences in their testimony. Testimony does not need to be lengthy; we want legislators to know our ask and that there are a number of people submitting testimony on behalf of that request.
- Register for Public Testimony
Below is information about the hearings and registration. This information can also be found at the NJ Legislature’s website.
You can begin registering to testify at one of the public hearings to be held by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee on the proposed State Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. Every attempt will be made to honor your request, but the committee may have to reschedule some individuals should the requested times be oversubscribed.
Note: Participants will only be allowed to testify at one Senate public hearing and/or one Assembly public hearing. Those participants from statewide or national organizations with multiple chapters, offices, locations, etc., should consolidate their efforts and select one person to represent the organization at one public hearing. Your presentation may include information pertaining to more than one chapter, office, location, etc.
For the Assembly:
- Written testimony should include the name of the person(s) speaking, organization name, address, phone and fax number and email address. Written testimony submitted to the committee will be made public on the Internet and become part of the permanent record. Personal contact information will not be made public.
- In the event you cannot appear to testify, you may email: ABUBudgetHearings@njleg.org. or mail your testimony to the Legislative Budget and Finance Office, State House Annex, P.O. Box 068, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0068.
For the Senate:
Written testimony should include the name of the person(s) speaking, organization name, address, phone and fax number and email address. Written testimony submitted to the committee will be made public on the Internet and become part of the permanent record. Personal contact information will not be made public.
In the event you cannot appear to testify, you may email: SBABudgetHearings@njleg.org. or mail your testimony to the Legislative Budget and Finance Office, State House Annex, P.O. Box 068, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0068.
Please also copy/CC firstname.lastname@example.org
NJACP Budget Requests
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
Tuesday, March 14, 2023: POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER/NEW DATE TBD
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Trustees Pavilion
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
The Hearing will be conducted remotely without the possibility of in-person attendance. The public may view the hearing via the New Jersey Legislature homepage at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/.
Assembly Budget Committee
Monday, March 27, 2023
State House Annex
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
State House Annex
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor
The early time slots will be reserved for persons who, as a result of a disability, wish to deliver their testimony remotely via videoconference technology.
OUR MEMBERS SAY IT BEST
“NJACP has been a tremendous resource for our agency over the years. Whether it be an issue or question with something related to the State of New Jersey, the Department of Humans Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities or reaching out to a legislator, we have always been able to call on the staff at NJACP to assist us. The CEO is extremely responsive and knowledgeable and advocates very well for member agencies in all arenas, as do all the NJACP staff. As a member, there are countless opportunities to network with other providers to share ideas and problem solve. I am also appreciative of all the membership benefits such as monthly membership meetings, committees and constituency groups, special events, conferences, workshops and boot camps offered by NJACP to support member agencies. The special events held annually that allow us to celebrate our service recipients and staff have been another added benefit to our NJACP membership.”
“NJACP has been an incredible resource for our agency. As a trade organization representing over 65 providers, the membership acts as a community united to provide quality services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NJACP amplifies our advocacy efforts, offers ongoing trainings, webinars and subject matter experts on a wide host of topics to members, and creates connections between agencies that has proven invaluable through the years.”
“Broadstep NJ membership with NJACP has been heaven-sent. Especially for me as a new Executive Director, NJACP has helped me establish positive relationships with other providers. The membership has opened doors for me to be able to communicate with decision-makers at the state level. NJACP has also helped me navigate difficult situations with positive outcomes. I am so glad that we have this membership with NJACP.”