Joint Budget Committee. The bill authorizes the state department of human services (department) to pursue federal reimbursement for Title IV-E administrative costs associated with independent legal representation in foster care proceedings. The bill creates a fund for fees collected for reimbursement of these administrative costs.
The bill extends the repeal date of the Title IV-E waiver demonstration project by one year to June 30, 2020.
The bill clarifies provisions relating to the annual close-out process for small- and medium-sized counties and for all counties, including provisions relating to the allocation of unspent appropriations.
The bill creates 2 accounts within the child welfare prevention and intervention services cash fund (fund) and relocates general provisions relating to the fund within the statute.
The bill clarifies that all money in the fund must be used for the delivery of child welfare prevention and intervention services that have been approved by the department of human services.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)