2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Account for Title IV-E Foster Care Enhanced Federal Match

Item 354 #1c

Item 354 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 ($2,923,178) FY2022 ($5,846,356) GF
FY2021 $2,923,178 FY2022 $5,846,356 NGF


(This amendment captures $2.9 million the first year and $5.8 million the second year from the general fund and includes an offsetting amount of federal Title IV-E foster care funding to reflect a higher federal match rate. The federal Families First Coronavirus and Response Act, passed in March 2020, increased the federal match rate for Medicaid by 6.2 percentage points until the end of the quarter in which the declared COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) expires. The federal Title IV-E programs used the Medicaid match rate to determine the state and federal share of the program. The PHE is extended in 90-day increments and was recently extended into the fourth quarter of state fiscal year 2021. In addition, the Acting U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has informed all state Governors of their intention to extend the PHE through the end of calendar year 2021 to provide greater budget certainty to states. Therefore, this amendment also captures the savings from the first and second quarters of state fiscal year 2022.)