AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS RELATED TO DHHS BLOCK GRANTS.
House committee substitute deletes the content of the 5th edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends Section 1.1 of SL 2019-192, as amended, to revise the appropriations schedule from federal block grants made to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium in amounts specified for the 2020-21 fiscal year for the following: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds; Social Services Block Grant; Low-Income Energy Assistance Block Grant; Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant; Mental Health Services Block Grant; Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant; Maternal and Child Health Block Grant; Preventive Health Services Block Grant; and Community Services Block Grant. Makes conforming adjustments to block grant totals and coordinating provisions. Adds new provisions as follows. Grants the Division of Social Services the authority to realign appropriated funds between the State-level services Low Income Energy Assistance Payments and Crisis Assistance Payments without prior consultation with the specified NCGA committee for the 2020-21 fiscal year only. Directs DHHS to develop and implement a centralized system to collect, track, analyze, monitor and disseminate performance, outputs and outcome data for the Community Services Block Grant Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program to replace the current software, with the project not continuing until the business case is approved by the Office of State Budget and Management and the State Chief Information Officer in the Enterprise Management Office's Touchdown System, at which time up to $119,486 in Low Income Energy Assistance funds and up to $358,458 in Community Service Block Grant funds can be budgeted for transfer for information technology projects for 2020-21.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.