2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Start-up for Funding for MR Waiver Slots

Item 316 #1c

Item 316 #1c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2009 $1,600,000 FY2010 $800,000 GF

Page 299, line 40, strike "$309,436,879" and insert "$311,036,879".
Page 299, line 40, strike "$316,936,879" and insert "$317,736,879".
Page 305, after line 46, insert:
"NN. Out of this appropriation, $1,600,000 the first year and $800,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used for start-up funding for the establishment of community residential services to support the Mental Retardation Home and Community-Based Waiver Program.  The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services shall manage the distribution of these funds to Community Services Boards to support public and private sector implementation of service plans for individuals enrolled for those services under the expanded community waivers."

(This amendment provides start-up funding for 600 new mental retardation waiver slots beginning in fiscal year 2009 to assist individuals who are in need of community residential services. Funding may be used for home or vehicle modifications, furniture, clothing, bedding or other one-time costs.)