General Assembly: 77 (1997 Regular GA) - Chapter 199 - Federal block grant appropriations for FY 1996-97 — human services


Published: 1997

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CH.199 LAWS OF THE SEVENlY-SEVENTH G.A., 1997 SESSION

CHAPTER 199 FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT APPROPRIATIONS FOR

FY 1996-97 - HUMAN SERVICES H.F.125

580

AN ACT appropriating federal block grant funds and amending appropriations from the general fund of the state to the department of human services for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES BLOCK GRANT. There is appropriated from the fund created in section 8.41 to the department of human services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, from moneys received under the federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant pursuant to the fed- eral Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, which were appropriated for the federal fiscal year beginning October 1, 1996, and ending September 30,1997, the following amounts to be used for the purposes designated:

Moneys appropriated in this section shall be used in accordance with the federal law making the funds available, applicable Iowa law, and administrative rules adopted to imple- ment the federal and Iowa law. If actual federal revenues credited to the fund created in section 8.41 through June 30, 1997, are less than the amounts appropriated in this section, the amounts appropriated shall be reduced proportionately and the department may reduce expenditures as deemed necessary by the department to meet the reduced funding level:

1. For assistance under the family investment program under chapter 239 and in accor- dance with 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 1: ...................................................................................................................... $ 71,040,801

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, the department shall continue the practice of depositing child support assigned to the state under the family investment program into the family investment program appropriation. However, if the federal government reduces the amount of federally reimbursable administrative costs for child support payable to the state, then not more than an amount equivalent to the reduction may be deposited into the appro- priation for that fiscal year to the department for child support recovery. Moneys deposited in accordance with this paragraph are appropriated for the purposes of the appropriation to which the moneys are deposited.

2. For the federal-state job opportunities and basic skills (JOBS) program, and imple- menting family investment agreements, in accordance with 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 7: ...................................................................................................................... $ 6,144,890

3. For field operations, in accordance with 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 21: ...................................................................................................................... $ 1,920,867

4. For general administration, in accordance with 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 22: ...................................................................................................................... $ 1,172,187

5. To supplement the appropriation and allocation for local administrative costs and other local services made in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1210, section 10, subsection 3, para- graph "d": ...................................................................................................................... $ 1,495,176

6. To supplement the appropriations made in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1218, section 14, subsections 1 and 2:

a. For training, maintenance, and upgrades of computer software: ...................................................................................................................... $ 200,758

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b. For the development costs of the "X-PERT" knowledge-based computer software pack- age for public assistance benefit eligibility determination, including salaries, support, main- tenance, and miscellaneous purposes: ...................................................................................................................... $ 183,297

Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section of this Act which remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert from the fund from which appropriated but shall remain available for the purpose designated in the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 2. 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 1, unnumbered paragraph 2, is amended to read as follows:

For assistance under the family investment program under chapter 239: ...................................................................................................................... $ 34,787,255

16,683,536

Sec. 3. 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 6, unnumbered paragraph 2, and subsec- tion 1, are amended to read as follows:

For protective child day care assistance and state child care assistance: ........ ,............................................................................................................. $ 12,547,IQQ

13,271.301 1. Of the funds appropriated in this section, $2,496,286 $3,220,487 shall be used for pro-

tective child day care assistance.

Sec, 4. 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 10, unnumbered paragraph 2, is amended to read as follows:

For child and family services: , ........... ,......................................................................................................... $ 85,46Q,6Q7

95,907,604

Sec. 5. 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 10, subsection 9, is amended to read as follows:

9. Notwithstanding section 234.35, subsection 1, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, state funding for shelter care paid pursuant to section 234.35, subsection 1, paragraph "h", shall be limited to $3,223,7325,914,676. The department shall develop a formula in consultation with the shelter care committee created by the department to allocate shelter care funds to the department's regions. The formula shall be based on the region's propor- tion of the state population of children and historical usage. The department may adopt emergency rules to implement the provisions of this subsection.

Sec. 6. 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 21, unnumbered paragraph 2, is amended to read as follows:

For field operations, including salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous pur- poses and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: ...................................................................................................................... $

............................................................................................................... FTEs

38,483,998 44,796,369

2,019.00

Sec. 7. 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213, section 22, unnumbered paragraph 2, is amended to read as follows:

For general administration, including salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: ...................................................................................................................... $

............................................................................................................... FTEs

11,917,316 12,537,466

401.00

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Sec. 8. TRANSFER AUTHORITY. Subjecttotheprovisionsofsection8.39,forthefiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, if necessary to meet federal maintenance of effort requirements, the department of human services may transfer between any of the appropriations made to the department for the following purposes in adjusting for funding that the state would have previously been eligible to receive as federal matching funds under Titles IV-A and IV-F of the federal Social Security Act, provided that the combined amount of state and federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant funding for each appropriation re- mains the same before and after the transfer:

1. For the family investment program made in this Act and in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213.

2. For child day care assistance made in this Act and in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapters 1210 and 1213.

3. For child and family services made in this Act and in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapter 1213. 4. For field operations made in this Act and in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapters 1210 and 1213. 5. For general administration made in this Act and in 1996 Iowa Acts, chapters 1210 and

1213.

Sec. 9. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes ef- fect upon enactment.

Approved March 13,1997

CHAPTER 200 APPROPRIATIONS - ENERGY CONSERVATION - PETROLEUM

OVERCHARGE FUNDS S.F.82

AN ACT relating to energy conservation including making appropriations of petroleum overcharge funds.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. There is appropriated from those funds designated within the energy conser- vation trust created in section 473.11, for disbursement pursuant to section 473.11, to the following named agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:

1. To the division of community action agencies of the department of human rights for qualifying energy conservation programs for low-income persons, including but not limited to energy weatherization projects, which target the highest energy users, and including administrative costs:

To be expended first from the OHA fund, then the Wamer/lmperial and Stripper Well funds: ...................................................................................................................... $ 700,000

2. To the department of natural resources for the following purposes: a. For the state energy program, from the Exxon fund:

..•...•............................................................................................................... $ 115,000 b. For administration of petroleum overcharge programs from the Stripper Well fund, not

to exceed the following amount: ...................................................................................................................... $ 250,000