FY 2016 Appropriation

The funds come from appropriations and contributions from individuals on their income tax returns. The funds provide a competitive grant program for services such as shelter, case management, and outreach for homeless individuals.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $917,400 from all sources for GFR - Homeless Account. This is a 46.4 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $917,400 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 13.9 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Case Managers for Chronically Homeless$352,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$352,400$0General Fund
30 additional case managers would be hired to manage caseloads associated with the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. The case managers would provide daily support to about 20-30 clients each. Support includes coordination of services, benefit assistance, and training. This account currently receives $565,000 ongoing from the General Fund. The Governor funded this with one-time money.
Transfer of Nonlapsing Balance from General Assistance to Pamela Atkinson Fund - In$0$647,600
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$647,600Beginning Nonlapsing
Notwithstanding intent language passed in Item 11, Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 (see http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/SB0008.html), for the Department of Workforce Services I propose transferring $647,600 beginning nonlapsing from the General Assistance line item to the General Fund Restricted - Pamela Atkinson Homeless Account in FY 2015 for use in FY 2016 and reduce the building block entitled "Case Managers for Chronically Homeless" (see #19 at http://le.utah.gov/interim/2015/pdf/00001655.pdf) by the same amount (reduce by $647,600 to $352,400).

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 145

Notwithstanding intent language passed in Item 11, Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 for the Department of Workforce Servicesí General Assistance line item, the Legislature authorizes transferring $647,600 beginning nonlapsing balances from the General Assistance line item to the General Fund Restricted - Pamela Atkinson Homeless Account.


SB0002: Item 206

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Fund and Account Transfers to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Account: (1) homeless providers funded by the State (except domestic violence shelter providers) will utilize the Centralized Client Intake and Coordinated Assessment System (Target => 80%), and (2) complete by scheduled date the statewide report of homeless demographics and conditions by county (Target = November 1) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.


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