1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Special Matching Grant for Disabled (language only)

Item 309 #1c

Item 309 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the

Page 250, after line 28, insert:
"E.  A sum not to exceed $1,000,000 from the unappropriated balance in this act is hereby authorized for long-term care, in-home support, and housing services for aging mentally retarded persons.  Payment of this sum shall be made to a duly incorporated entity established for this purpose upon (i) approval by the Department for the Aging of an organizational plan for such entity to provide such services, including a statement of any proposed financial commitment on the part of the Commonwealth, and (ii) documentation by the above entity of matching funds of at least an equal amount from private sources."

(This amendment restores budget language from the 1996-98 Appropriations Act. A private donor was proposing to make a $1,000,000 grant to the Commonwealth for services to disabled persons living at home who face losing their aging caregivers. The estate was not settled by June 30, 1998, so the donation was not available and the budget language was deleted. The private funds will be available in the current biennium.)