2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
TANF Cost of Living Increase

Item 356 #2h

Item 356 #2h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $7,690,000 NGF

Page 342, line 41, strike "$170,423,999" and insert "$178,113,999".
Page 344, after line 31, insert:
"J.  Effective July 1, 2006, the Department of Social Services shall provide a 10 percent increase in federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance, estimated at $7,690,000 the second year from the federal TANF block grant."

(This amendment sets asides additional federal TANF block grant funds to increase TANF payments to recipients by 10 percent in fiscal year 2006. Companion amendments provide general fund dollars to housing services for low-income families, Healthy Families, Community Action Agencies, the Comprehensive Health Investment Project, domestic violence programs and local social services department foster care and adoption staff in lieu of TANF funds to ensure that sufficient TANF funds are available for the increase in TANF cash assistance.)