LD 78 LR 72(01)
An Act To Protect Children from Extreme Poverty by Preserving Children's Access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Meyer of Eliot
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Federal Block Grant Fund $0 $753,666 $1,507,332 $1,507,332
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Health and Human Services will require a Federal Block Grant Fund allocation of $753,666 in fiscal year 2022-23 to amend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families rules to terminate benefits for only the noncomplying parent but continue to provide assistance to the children and complying parents. This assumes an implementation date of January 1, 2023, as many technological changes are required to make this change operational. Those technological changes, along with rulemaking, are expected to take considerable time to complete.