2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Anti-poverty Demonstration Projects (language only)

Item 350 #2s

Item 350 #2s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services


Page 424, after line 6, insert:

"W. The Department of Social Services shall develop 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. The Department of Social Services shall determine the authority needed to implement the 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 federal and private grants that are available to help fund these demonstration projects.  The department shall prepare a report on each proposed demonstration project that describes the project, identifies a funding amount needed, and indicates whether federal funds or other private funding is available to help implement such projects and shall submit the report to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by September 1, 2021."


(This amendment adds language directing the Department of Social Services to develop several anti-poverty demonstration projects for consideration by the General Assembly.)