2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
TANF Cost of Living Increase

Item 334 #1h

Item 334 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2007 $7,690,000 FY2008 $7,690,000 NGF

Page 293, line 31, strike "$338,805,406" and insert "$346,495,406".
Page 293, line 31, strike "$341,518,480" and insert "$349,208,480".
Page 297, after line 16, insert:
"T.  Effective July 1, 2007, 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 each 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 2007. Companion amendments provide general fund dollars to housing services for low-income families, Healthy Families, Community Action Agencies, 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.)