LD 1683 LR 2389(05)
An Act To Improve Degree and Career Attainment for Former Foster Children
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
S "A" (S-539)
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note
FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15 Projections  FY 2015-16 Projections  FY 2016-17
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $0 $200,000 $200,000
General Fund $0 $0 $200,000 $200,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill adds an initial appropriation of $50,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 with an ongoing annual 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 21 years of age 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 bill 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. This bill assumes the department will be able to secure a post-secondary education navigator at little or no cost to the department.