LD 1850 LR 2482(01)
An Act To Ensure the Continuation of Services to Maine Children and Families through the Alternative Response Program
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Hymanson of York
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $3,149,252 $3,149,252 $3,149,252
General Fund $0 $3,149,252 $3,149,252 $3,149,252
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $3,149,252 in fiscal year 2022-23 to continue the alternative response program (ARP) services contract.

A more current estimate would increase the fiscal year 2022-23 General Fund appropriation by $500,000 to $3,649,252 and add an Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of  $500,000 in fiscal year 2022-23. This additional funding is a one-time cost for the development of an interface to connect the providers casework directly with the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). As the original ARP contracts were expected to end on 12/31/21, there was no plan to add them to the CCWIS. With the ongoing continuation of the contracts in this bill, the providers data will now need to be part of the CCWIS. The estimated total cost is $1,000,000 split-funded 50% General Fund and 50% Other Special Revenue Funds revenue.