2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hudson
Restore Community Services Boards Funding

Item 322 #1h

Item 322 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2021 $0 FY2022 $9,250,000 GF

Page 402, line 8, strike "$554,715,057" and insert "$563,965,057".


(This amendment restores $9.3 million the second year from the general fund to the base budget for Community Services Boards (CSBs) that had been reduced as a result of Medicaid expansion. The restored funding is needed due to the following: (i) in fiscal year 2020, CSBs face roughly double the reduction in general fund dollars that they incurred in fiscal year 2019; (ii) while CSBs are able to bill for services provided to some of the individuals they had been serving without reimbursement, there are still individuals that CSBs serve that do not qualify for Medicaid expansion and CSBs continue to serve these individuals with no payer source from a now-reduced state general fund allocation; and (iii) the Medicaid rate for most services does not cover the cost to actually deliver the service (state general fund dollars help to reduce the negative impact of this and allow CSBs to continue to serve priority populations. Further, revenue collections during the COVID-19 pandemic are significantly below rates prior to the pandemic, adding additional strain on the ability to provide services and adapt services to changes in service delivery needed for clients during the pandemic.)