2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Favola
Funding for Child Advocacy Centers

Item 347 #3s

Item 347 #3s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,200,000 NGF

Page 435, line 8, strike "$62,900,789" and insert "$64,100,789".

Page 436, line 29, after "H." insert "1."

Page 436, line 30, after "first year and", strike "$2,136,500" and insert "$2,586,500".

Page 436, after line 47, insert:

"2. Out of the appropriation in H.1., $750,000 the second year from the TANF block grant shall be used to provide for expanded CAC capacity to offer contracted services to children and families in areas where a CAC is not currently available within an hour's drive. These funds shall be utilized to open new locations, either standalone centers or satellite locations and provide at a minimum one full-time forensic interviewer; one full-time child/family advocate; one full-time director; and one part-time administrator."  


(This amendment adds $450,000 the second year from Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) block grant funds to support existing Child Advocacy Centers (CACs), after an FY 2024 10 percent reduction in Victims of Crime Act funds. In addition, $750,000 the second year from TANF funds is provided to support CACs in the establishment of new centers, either standalone or satellite centers to meet the needs of children not currently served. Currently CACs serve almost 6,000 children and families and cover 82 percent of the state.)