LD 1652 LR 514(05)
An Act To Build a Child Care System by Recruiting and Retaining Maine's Early Childhood Educators Workforce
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $12,221,469 $12,227,602 $12,233,932
General Fund $0 $12,221,469 $12,227,602 $12,233,932
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations totaling $12,221,469 in fiscal year 2022-23 for early childhood educator workforce salary supplements and for the expansion of career and technical early childhood education programs.
Of this amount, a General Fund appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Services of $12,121,469 in fiscal year 2022-23 is provided for one Social Services Manager I position, one Management Analyst II position and for salary supplements awarded to individuals who provide child care or who are early childhood educators. 
Additionally, a General Fund appropriation of $100,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2022-23 to the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools program within the Department of Education is included to support the expansion of career and technical education early childhood programs.