2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Funding for Part C - Early Intervention Services

Item 315 #3s

Item 315 #3s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $3,000,000 GF

Page 285, line 35, strike "$325,471,560" and insert "$328,471,560".
Page 286, line 16, strike "10,203,366" and insert "13,203,366".
Page 286, strike lines 32 through 34.

(This amendment provides $3.0 million GF the second year for Part C Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The introduced budget added $2.3 million GF the first year and $3.0 million GF the second year to address a waiting list for Part C services. Additional funding will reduce the waiting list for assessments and services as well as to resolve service-level restrictions that were implemented to manage the lack of funding. Early intervention services lead to rapid brain development and assist families in coping skills and providing the best home environment for their child/children and support transition into the school system. Last year, 15,676 infants were served at an average cost of $3,936 per child. Budget language is removed that would have spent $750,000 the first year on a new data collection and accountability system to allow funding to be used for services to additional infants and toddlers in FY 2013.)