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0404A42FDF13577E872586BF004BFAFC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For DISCUSSION WITH CDHS ABOUT CBMS AND LEAP

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date Apr 22, 2021      
Location SCR 352



Discussion with CDHS about CBMS and LEAP - Committee Discussion Only


07:49:57 AM  
Representative Kennedy
presented on his Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) proposal
on connecting the Colorado Benefit Management System (CBMS) and Low Income
Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) systems.



Ki'i Powell, Director of the Office of Economic Security at CDHS, described
the proposal of linking CBMS and LEAP to allow more benefits to be unlocked.
 Joel McClurk, representing the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger,
continued presenting on the expected return on investment with linking
these two systems.  Sara Lipowitz, representing the Colorado Center
on Poverty, gave information on the benefits this connection would have
for low-income individuals in Colorado.  

08:03:13 AM  
Dr. Powell and Mr.
McClurk responded to questions from the committee about how many people
would benefit from this proposal, what platform this proposal could be
built on, CDHS funding for IT projects, how households can unlock both
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and LEAP benefits,
how individuals can apply for both SNAP and LEAP benefits at the same time,
broadband assistance programs, working with the Colorado Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing, and how states pull money from the federal
government for SNAP.



Kate Sneed, legislative liaison at the Governor's Office of Information
Technology (OIT), responded to questions from the committee about data
sharing and security measures.






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