2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Foster Care and Adoption Workers (language only)

Item 357 #1h

Item 357 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 285, after line 35, insert:
"J.  Out of this appropriation, $9,300,000 each year from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be allocated for foster care and adoption workers in local Department of Social Services offices."

(This amendment restores an earmark of $9.3 million each year from the federal TANF block grant for local foster care and adoptions staff. The Governor's proposed budget included the funding but not the language earmarking TANF funds for this purpose.)