The Arc Tennessee Advocates for DSP Wage Increase

The Arc Tennessee is advocating for an increase in the DSP base wage from $8.73 to $9.73.  It has been nearly ten years since the waiver rates were overhauled and they no longer reflect the cost of living or providing services. Governor Bill Haslam recently announced a 4.8% increase in his proposed budget for DSP wages, which would fund approximately 40% of the targeted increase.  The Arc Tennessee welcomes this increase and will continue to advocate for more funding during the legislative session.