2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Rhodes
TANF Extend Transitional Benefits 1-Year

Item 381 #7h

Item 381 #7h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2001 $15,000,000 FY2002 $0 NGF

Page 273, line 4, strike "$134,746,940" and insert "$149,746,940".
Page 273, after line 58 insert:

Out of this appropriation shall be provided $15,000,000 the first year in nongeneral funds from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant to local departments of social services to provide a second year of transitional child day care, health care and transportation services."

(This amendment provides fund to permit, as needed a second transitional year of child day care, health care, and transportation service to TANF eligible participants for those who have need of additional assistance to reach a higher level of self-sufficiency. Currently, the average statewide wage of a TANF participant is $5.95 per hour.)