2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
CSA Local Administrative Funding

Item 279 #1h

Item 279 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families FY2007 $2,279,891 FY2008 $2,279,891 GF

Page 235, line 26, strike "$264,861,138" and insert "$267,141,029".
Page 235, line 26, strike "$285,619,904" and insert "$287,899,795".
Page 238, line 49, strike "1,560,000" and insert "3,839,891".
Page 238, line 55, strike "12,500" and insert "40,000".
Page 239, line 1, strike "50,000" and insert "75,000".

(This amendment provides an additional $2.3 million in general fund dollars each year for local government Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) administration. Local government administrative funding for CSA has not increased since 2000. Currently, the state provides $1.5 million general fund dollars annually for local government administration of CSA and budgetary language restricts local administrative funding to an amount equal to two percent of the fiscal year 1997 pool fund allocations, with a floor of $12,500 for administrative costs and a ceiling of $50,000 per locality. This level of administrative funding equates to less than one percent of the more recent pool fund expenditures which totaled $256 million in fiscal year 2004. In fiscal year 2005, 95 of 131 localities, or almost 73 percent received less than $10,375 in state funds to administer the CSA program. Local administration of CSA is fairly complex and demanding, and responsibilities have grown to require additional data collection, reporting, management and quality assurance activities over time. This request would provide 87 percent of localities with a floor of $40,000 for administrative costs and 6 percent would receive $75,000 for administrative costs.)