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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Ortiz Y Pino
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
1/26/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Community Action Programs
SB 140
ANALYST Weber
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$500.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Human Services Department (HSD)
SUMMARY
Senate Bill 140 appropriates $500 thousand from the general fund to the Human Services
Department for the purpose of supporting existing community action programs.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $500 thousand contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 shall revert to the
general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
HSD reports that current funding for this program comes from the Federal Community Services
Block Grant (CSBG). The current funding for this program is budgeted at three million two
hundred thousand dollars ($3,200.0) in CSBG funds and one hundred eighty thousand dollars
($180.0) for CSBG discretionary funds. This funding is made available to community action
agencies statewide through several Joint Powers Agreements (JPAs) between HSD and each
community action agency.
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This appropriation would provide state general funds to supplement the federal CSBG funding
made available to 9 community action agencies statewide.
The CSBG program provides emergency assistance to persons and families in local communities
for food, housing, medicine, work and education. Community action agencies use current
funding to leverage additional funding to maximize their service capacity for their communities.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
With additional funds available for these programs, HSD may want to reevaluate the scope of
work and level of performance indicators for these programs in the contracts.
TECHNICAL ISSUES
Consideration should be given to specifying what programs are augmented to insure legislative
intent.
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