2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Restore Funding to Local Departments of Social Services

Item 338 #1c

Item 338 #1c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2013 $724,921 FY2014 $724,921 GF
FY2013 $1,035,602 FY2014 $1,035,602 NGF

Page 256, line 37, strike "$371,118,533" and insert "$372,879,056".
Page 256, line 37, strike "$371,118,533" and insert "$372,879,056".

(This amendment adds $724,921 from the general fund and $1.0 million in nongeneral funds each year to restore funding provided to local Departments of Social Services (DSS). Funding will assist local agencies in addressing existing caseload requirements for public assistance programs. Funding for local DSS operations was reduced by $5.8 million in fiscal year 2011. Last year, $2.9 million from the general fund was provided to offset the previous annual reduction by 50 percent. This amendment restores an additional $724,921 from the general fund each year for local DSS operations. Even with the restoration, local DSS offices are facing the loss of $3.5 million in temporary federal assistance provided through the Department of Defense to address rising food stamp caseloads.)