LD 1475 LR 1316(01)
An Act To Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments in Families Today
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Spkr. Gideon of Freeport
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $3,043,965 $4,058,620 $4,058,620 $4,058,620
General Fund $3,043,965 $4,058,620 $4,058,620 $4,058,620
Federal Block Grant Fund $39,709,431 $45,223,631 $45,235,097 $45,246,971
Federal Block Grant Fund $39,709,431 $45,223,631 $45,235,097 $45,246,971
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Health and Human Services will require General Fund appropriations of $3,043,965 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $4,058,620 in fiscal year 2018-19 to increase the payment rates to the 75th percentile of local market rates for payments the department makes on behalf of recipients of benefits under the child care subsidy program. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required of $39,709,431 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $45,223,631 in fiscal year 2018-19 for multiple program changes in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
The provision in this bill that requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA) with a fee to administer the voucher program for housing assistance is anticipated to be sufficient to cover the costs to MSHA and additional General Fund appropriations will not be required.