The Postal Service is self-funded and does not receive an appropriation from Congress for its operations. However, the Postal Service has received limited appropriations as reimbursement for unfunded services that are statutorily mandated. On March 11, 2009, the omnibus appropriations legislation became P.L. 111-8, granting funding for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. For the Postal Service, this law provided approximately $112 million, which included $29 million for repayment of revenue forgone that had been unfunded in prior years. The law also stated that $83 million of the appropriation (not made available until October 1, 2009) was given to fund statutorily required services for free mail for the blind and overseas voters. Also contained in the law was the requirement that the Postal Service continue to maintain six-day delivery service.