2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
TANF Block Grant Funding for Local Community Wealth Building Programs

Item 348 #3s

Item 348 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $10,000,000 NGF

Page 347, line 47, strike "$34,555,789" and insert "$44,555,789".


(This amendment provides up to $10 million in FY 2018 from federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant for local community wealth building programs. Eligible local community wealth building programs are designed to target intractable long-term pockets of poverty through combined education and job training, housing and transportation resources, mentoring and prisoner re-entry, childcare and early education and other programs that break the cycle of poverty. A partnership with local anti-poverty programs fits perfectly into the mission of the federal TANF program. Funds will be allocated to qualifying local programs ($2 million per locality maximum) through a memorandum of understanding with the state Department of Social Services along with the appropriate local match requirement of at least a 25 percent match, including in-kind services. Localities will be expected to articulate year-by-year program metrics and people served, and explain how 3-5 year improvement targets connect with longer-run community goals.)