2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Provide TANF Funds to Support Resource Mothers Program

Item 294 #3s

Item 294 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2017 $1,000,000 FY2018 $1,000,000 NGF

Page 241, line 1, strike "$176,202,761" and insert "$177,202,761".
Page 241, line 1, strike "$176,187,761" and insert "$177,187,761".

Page 241, after line 41, insert:

"F.  Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be provided to the Department of Health for the operation of the Resource Mothers program."


(This amendment provides $1,000,000 each year from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant to support the Resource Mothers program. The purpose of the program is to reduce infant mortality and reduce the incidents of low birth weight babies. The program focuses on first-time teenage mothers and provides a mentor for the teen and her family. The mentoring occurs from the prenatal period through the infant’s first birthday. The resource mother provides health education, infant care tips, model daily living skills, encourages good decision making and planning, and connects the teen to community resources. The funding for the program was eliminated through budget reductions and is in the process of phasing down. This funding would continue the program.)