Chief Sponsor: Edward H. Redd

Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson


8     General Description:
9          This bill establishes a pilot program to address intergenerational poverty.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     establishes a pilot program in the Department of Workforce Services to address
13     intergenerational poverty; and
14          ▸     defines terms.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2019:
17          ▸     to the Department of Workforce Services -- Intergenerational Poverty Plan
18     Implementation Pilot Program a one-time appropriation:
19               •     from the General Fund, One-time, $1,000,000.
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          63I-1-235, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapters 128 and 469
25     ENACTS:
26          35A-9-501, Utah Code Annotated 1953

28     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29          Section 1. Section 35A-9-501 is enacted to read:

Part 5. Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Pilot Program

31          35A-9-501. Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Pilot Program.
32          (1) As used in this section:
33          (a) "Commission" means the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission
34     created in Section 35A-9-301.
35          (b) "Intergenerational poverty" means the same as that term is defined in Section
36     35A-9-102.
37          (c) "Program" means the Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Pilot Program
38     created in this section.
39          (2) There is created the Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Pilot Program
40     to provide funding for counties to implement local solutions to address intergenerational
41     poverty.
42          (3) (a) A county or a group of contiguous counties may submit a proposal to the
43     department to participate in the program.
44          (b) A proposal described in Subsection (3)(a) shall:
45          (i) specify:
46          (A) outcomes that will address intergenerational poverty that the funding would be
47     used to achieve;
48          (B) indicators that would be used to measure progress toward the specified outcomes;
49          (C) baseline measurements for each specified outcome and indicator against which
50     progress will be measured; and
51          (D) the total amount of money needed to achieve the specified outcomes;
52          (ii) align with the goals of the commission's five- and ten-year plan described in
53     Subsection 35A-9-303(2)(e); and
54          (iii) include any other information requested by the department.
55          (4) The department may:
56          (a) specify the format for a proposal;
57          (b) set a deadline for a county or group of counties to submit a proposal;

58          (c) define criteria for selecting a county or group of counties to participate in the
59     program, which may include:
60          (i) a significant number of individuals within the county or group of counties
61     experiencing intergenerational poverty;
62          (ii) an established strategic plan to address intergenerational poverty;
63          (iii) evidence of strong engagement and leadership;
64          (iv) partnerships with agencies overseeing:
65          (A) human services;
66          (B) early childhood services;
67          (C) public health;
68          (D) public education;
69          (E) workforce development;
70          (F) economic development;
71          (G) higher education;
72          (H) behavioral health; and
73          (I) juvenile justice; and
74          (v) partnerships with organizations representing families experiencing poverty.
75          (5) During fiscal year 2019, the department shall:
76          (a) (i) except as provided in Subsection (5)(a)(ii), select at least one county of the
77     second class and at least one county or group of counties of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class
78     to receive a grant; or
79          (ii) if the department receives an appropriation for the program that is not sufficient to
80     have a significant impact on reducing intergenerational poverty in more than one region, as
81     determined by the department, select one county or group of counties to receive a grant;
82          (b) award grants under this Subsection (5):
83          (i) on a competitive basis;
84          (ii) using criteria described in Subsection (4)(c); and
85          (iii) upon considering recommendations from the commission regarding grant

86     applicants; and
87          (c) subject to legislative appropriations, determine the value of each grant awarded
88     under this Subsection (5).
89          (6) During fiscal year 2020, if funding allows, the department may select additional
90     counties to participate in the program.
91          (7) A county or group of counties that receives a grant under the program shall:
92          (a) provide a cash or in-kind match that is equal to at least 25% of the amount of the
93     grant;
94          (b) use the funds provided by the program and the cash or in-kind match for purposes
95     described in Subsection (3)(b)(i) and approved by the department; and
96          (c) report quarterly to the department on progress regarding the indicators and
97     outcomes described in Subsection (3)(b)(i).
98          (8) The department shall include, in the department's annual report described in Section
99     35A-1-109, a description of the program, including the number and amounts of grants awarded,
100     the recipients of the grants, and an evaluation of the progress grant recipients have made
101     toward the indicators and outcomes described in Subsection (3)(b)(i).
102          (9) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
103     department may make rules to administer this section.
104          Section 2. Section 63I-1-235 is amended to read:
105          63I-1-235. Repeal dates, Title 35A.
106          (1) Subsection 35A-4-312(5)(p) is repealed July 1, 2019.
107          (2) Section 35A-9-501 is repealed January 1, 2021.
108          Section 3. Appropriation.
109          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
110     2018, and ending June 30, 2019. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
111     fiscal year 2019. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
112     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
113     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.

114          To the Department of Workforce Services -- Intergenerational Poverty Plan
115           Implementation Pilot Program
116               From General Fund, One-time

117               Schedule of Programs:
118                    Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Pilot
119                     Program                              $1,000,000