2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Restore GF for Local Departments of Social Services

Item 328 #1s

Item 328 #1s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $5,799,369 GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 $8,284,813 NGF

Page 289, line 24, strike "$377,076,442" and insert "$391,160,624".

(This amendment restores $5.8 million the second year from the general fund and $8.3 million the second year in matching federal funds to local social services departments that was reduced in Chapter 874 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly. Local departments of social services are facing a five percent reduction in funding in fiscal year 2012. Additional funding will help localities address the increased demand for public assistance programs due to the economic recession. Local DSS agencies have seen large caseload increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid and FAMIS, and other public assistance programs.)