2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mason
Co-Patron(s): Favola
Increase Funding for General Relief Program

Item 355 #1s

Item 355 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $250,000 FY2022 $250,000 GF

Page 360, line 38, strike "$83,257,450" and insert "$83,507,450".
Page 360, line 38, strike "$83,257,450" and insert "$83,507,450".


(This amendment provides $250,000 each year from the general fund for the General Relief Program, raising it from $500,000 to $750,000 per year. The program is designed to provide monthly assistance to children that are living with unrelated adults and who would be eligible for TANF except for the relationship requirement. The program has a 62.5 percent/37.5 percent state and local match. Currently, 25 localities operate a General Relief program. Recent changes in federal law and the Governor’s proposed budget align with the idea of giving additional support for fictive kin caregivers. This is a recommendation of the Commission on Youth.)