2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Rasoul
Maintain School Based Mental Health Supports

Item 125 #2h

Item 125 #2h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2025 $20,000,000 FY2026 $0 GF

Page 143, line 52, strike "$10,290,021,574" and insert "$10,310,021,574".

Page 145, after line 21, insert:

"Maintain School-Based Mental Health Supports $20,000,000 $0".

Page 184, after line 18, insert:

"45. Maintain School Based Mental Health Supports.

Out of this appropriation, $20,000,000 the first year from the general fund is provided in one-time funding to maintain local mental health services that were established using one-time pandemic relief funds."


(This amendment provides $20.0 million the first year from the general fund to provide temporary funding for school-based mental health services following the expiration of federal ESSER funds during the first year. This is a recommendation of the Behavioral Health Commission. A companion amendment in Item 117 directs planning efforts for ongoing school-based mental health funding.)