2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Favola
TANF Standards of Assistance

Item 341 #3s

Item 341 #3s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,205,712 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $9,779,437 NGF

Page 426, line 18, strike "$164,541,467" and insert "$175,526,616".

Page 428, after line 25, insert:

"O. The Department of Social Services shall increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits and income eligibility threshold by 10 percent effective July 1, 2023."


(This amendment provides $9.8 million from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant funds and $1.2 million from the general fund for a 10 percent increase in the TANF standards of assistance. The 2021 Appropriation Act included language providing for annual increases for TANF until it was 50 percent of the federal poverty level. It would then adjust annually to remain fixed at that level.)