Missing Adult Program Poorly Funded
NCMA sites three reasons for the current lack of funding.
The first is that the NCMA assisted over 13,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina at a cost of $250,000. At this time, the NCMA has only received $50,000 to cover the work they did at the request of the Dept. of Justice.
In addition, the 2007 re-authorization of Kristens Law, (HR 423) which could provide the NCMA with up to $4 million per year in funding for 10 years, continues to remain in the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security committee. This re-authorization effort has been in the works unsuccessfully since 2005.
The organization says there is a lack of support financially from the public. They claim some do not generally consider missing adults assistance nonprofits as a part of their charitable giving plans.