7 LONG TITLE
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:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 63I-1-235, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapters 128 and 469
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:
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
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
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)(b), select at least one county of the second
77 class and at least one county or group of counties of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class to
78 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
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
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