LD 1683 LR 2389(04)
Resolve, To Improve Degree and Career Attainment for Former Foster Children
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Hill of York
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15 Projections  FY 2015-16 Projections  FY 2016-17
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 ($149,827) ($102,898) ($105,857)
General Fund $0 ($149,827) ($102,898) ($105,857)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This fiscal note reflects the incremental impact of the amendment.  The amendment adds an initial appropriation of $50,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 with an ongoing cost of $200,000 for the State-funded Foster Care/Adoption Assistance program in the Department of Health and Human Services for a transitional grant program for individuals exiting the State's foster care system at age 21 years old and actively pursuing post-secondary education. This assumes an annual grant cost of $5,000 per child and initially 20 grants awarded in the first year with an effective start date on January 1, 2015. The amendment also adds a one-time deappropriation of $50,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 in the State-funded Foster Care/Adoption Assistance program resulting from program savings. The amendment further assumes the department will be able to secure a post-secondary education navigator at little or no cost to the department.