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AAPD Top Appropriations Priority Fares Well in Final FY 2024 Federal Appropriations Agreement


April 3, 2024

Congress finally approved final funding for the federal fiscal year (FY) 24 budget, completing the appropriations process for this FY (October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024). President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion spending bill into law on March 23, 2024, as P.L. 118-47. This avoids a government shutdown. The legislation includes funding for dental-related programs that address access to care, oral health literacy, dental research and workforce development, including the AAPD’s top appropriations priority: Title VII Pediatric Dentistry funding.

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