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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
Co-Patron(s): Aird, Bell-J., Davis, Krizek
Best Buddies

Item 312 #7h

Item 312 #7h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2019 $250,000 FY2020 $0 GF

Language
Page 289, line 11, strike "$436,026,655" and insert "$436,276,655".

Page 292, after line 52, insert:

"KK. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year from the general fund shall be provided to contract with the Best Buddies program to expand school-based programming to assist individuals with developmental disabilities with community integration."



Explanation

(This amendment adds $250,000 the first year from the general fund for the Best Buddies school-based program to assist in community integration efforts for students with developmental disabilities. The program links volunteers with students to assist them in learning, practicing and refining appropriate social skills in a safe environment in order to gain competency necessary to be successful in post-secondary education and in the workplace. The funding will serve an additional 500 students and expand to 20 high schools. Best Buddies currently serves 2,448 students in 38 schools.)