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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Garcia, M.H.
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/21/06
HB 169
SHORT TITLE NMSU Enlace Program
SB
ANALYST Earp
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$300.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates: Senate Bill 35
Relates to: Senate Bill 36 and House Bill 209
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Higher Education Department (HED)
NMSU Southern NM ENLACE
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 169 appropriates a $300,000 from the general fund to support the Engaging Latino
Communities for Education (ENLACE) program at New Mexico State University (NMSU).
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $300,000 contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general fund.
Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall revert
to the general fund.
For fiscal year 2006, the NMSU ENLACE program received one-third of a $712,500 appropria-
tion to the Higher Education Department for ENLACE programs in Chapter 34, Laws of 2005
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(Senate Bill 190). The Legislative Finance Committee funding recommendation for fiscal year
2007 has included the $712,500 as a component of a block-grant appropriation to HED for spe-
cial project expansion. The Executive also recommends continued funding at the $712,500 level
as a line-item appropriation to HED. Therefore, approval of this bill would likely result in the
augmentation of the fiscal year 2007 funding proposed for ENLACE in HB 2.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The appropriation contained in this bill is intended to help sustain the southern New Mexico
ENLACE partnership established through a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant as briefly described
below. The implementation grant ended with the 2004-05 fiscal year.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
Senate Bill 35 and House Bill 169 are duplicate measures.
This bill relates to Senate Bill 36 and House Bill 209. These are duplicate Legislative Education
Study Committee-sponsored bills that propose funding in the amount of $1,200,000 for the three
ENLACE partnerships in New Mexico. Some $400,000 of this total would be appropriated to
NMSU.
This bill also relates to a proposed line-item appropriation in the General Appropriation Act for
ENLACE programs as noted in the fiscal implications section of this report.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
ENLACE is a multi-year initiative to strengthen the educational pipeline and increase opportuni-
ties for Latinos to enter and complete college. By 2007, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is ex-
pected to invest more that $35 million in the ENLACE initiative. The three New Mexico
ENLACE partnerships, including the one at NMSU, are among 13 that have been established in
seven states.
ENLACE has evolved in three phases. In Phase 1, eighteen higher education institutions re-
ceived one-year planning grants of $100,000 to respond to the needs of students and families by
developing action plans based on best practices as well as local contexts. For Phase II, thirteen
partnerships received grants ranging from $1.4 million to $2 million to implement their plans
over four years. Implementation funding ended with the 2004-05 school year. A third phase will
seek to sustain promising practices and ENLACE principles for the benefit of more Latino com-
munities and underserved student populations.
This legislation would provide state general fund support to replace the Kellogg funding for the
ENLACE partnership at New Mexico State University. This program serves students at Santa
Theresa and Mayfield high schools.
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