2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Aird
Anti-poverty Demonstration Projects (language only)

Item 350 #3h

Item 350 #3h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services


Page 424, after line 6, insert:

"W. The Department of Social Services shall develop and implement demonstration projects with a goal of assisting families to earn a living wage and escape poverty. The projects shall include a benefit cliff pilot, a pilot to demonstrate the role of location as a key determinant for health and economic success, and a pilot program to determine the impact of cashing out key program supports. As needed, the Department of Social Services shall seek authority for these demonstration projects as outlined in the Social Security Act, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, and other federal legislation that provides for the development and testing of demonstration projects. The Department shall identify and apply for federal and private grants for these demonstration projects."


(This amendment adds language providing the Department of Social Services with the authority to develop several anti-poverty demonstration projects.)