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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Miera
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/21/06
1/25/06 HB 209
SHORT TITLE Post-Secondary School Enlace Programs
SB
ANALYST Earp
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$1,200.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Duplicates: Senate Bill 36
Relates to: Senate Bill 35 and House Bill 169
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 209, sponsored by Representative Miera for the Legislative Education Study Com-
mittee, appropriates a total of $1,200,000 from the general fund to support Engaging Latino
Communities for Education (ENLACE) programs at the University of New Mexico, New Mex-
ico State University and Santa Fe Community College. An appropriation of $400,000 is made to
each institution for this purpose.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriations totaling $1,200,000 contained in this bill are recurring expenses to the
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general fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balances remaining at the end of fiscal year
2007 shall revert to the general fund.
A total of $807,500 was appropriated for ENLACE programs in Chapter 34, Laws of 2005 (Sen-
ate Bill 190.) Some $712,500 of this total was appropriated to the Higher Education Department
(HED) for distribution to UNM, NMSU and SFCC. The remaining $95,000 was appropriated
directly to UNM. The Legislative Finance Committee funding recommendation for fiscal year
2007 has included these amounts as a component of block-grant appropriations to HED and
UNM for special project expansion. The Executive also recommends continued funding of these
programs as separate line-item appropriations. Therefore, approval of the appropriations in this
bill would result in the augmentation of the fiscal year 2007 funding proposed for HB 2.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The appropriations contained in this bill are intended to help sustain the three New Mexico
ENLACE partnerships established through W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants as briefly described
below. The implementation grants ended with the 2004-05 fiscal year.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
Senate Bill 36 and House Bill 209 are duplicate measures.
This bill relates to Senate Bill 35 and House Bill169. These are duplicate bills that propose fund-
ing in the amount of $300,000 specifically for the NMSU ENLACE partnership.
This bill also relates to proposed line-item appropriations 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 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
three ENLACE partnerships in New Mexico.
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