2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Petersen
TANF for Food Incentive Pilot Program (language only)

Item 350 #4s

Item 350 #4s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services


Page 355, after line 4, insert:

"R. Out of this appropriation, $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant shall be provided for a two-year eligible food incentive pilot program to be administered by the department in coordination with one or more approved retail food stores. The term "eligible incentive food" and the types of incentives offered must conform to the parameters provided under Section 4008 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This pilot shall provide up to forty dollars each month on a qualifying family's electronic benefits transaction (EBT) card to purchase eligible incentive foods. The pilot shall end on August 31, 2022. The department shall report on annual program performance and shall include monthly incentive benefits redeemed, number of households served, and localities in which participants were served. This report shall be provided to the Governor, Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by November I of each year."


(This amendment provides $750,000 each year from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant for a two-year eligible food incentive pilot program to provide families the funds to purchase "eligible incentive foods," which are staple foods that have been identified for increased consumption, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, whole grains, or products thereof.)