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President’s FY 2012 Budget. Impact on Programs Important to States. Federal Funds Information for States. Human Services. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) One-year extension of TANF and related programs (9/30/12) Restore FY 2011 TANF supplemental grants ($108m)

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president s fy 2012 budget

President’s FY 2012 Budget

Impact on Programs Important to States

Federal Funds Information for States

human services
Human Services
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • One-year extension of TANF and related programs (9/30/12)
    • Restore FY 2011 TANF supplemental grants ($108m)
  • Title IV-E Foster Care
    • $250m foster care reform proposal, few details
    • Changes treatment of child support payments (FY 2013)
human services cont
Human Services, Cont.
  • LIHEAP
    • H.R. 1 maintains block grant funding in FY 2011 ($4.5b), reduces contingency funds ($200m)
    • President’s budget reduces block grant in FY 2012 ($1.98b), maintains contingency funds ($590m)
      • Program integrity and oversight (GAO report)
  • Child Support Enforcement
    • Does not extend state incentive match in ARRA; increases incentive payments ($350m)
    • Initiatives to increase and improve collections
health care reform
Health Care Reform
  • Prevention and Public Health Fund
    • H.R. 1 uses entire amount for existing CDC funding ($750 million in FY 2011)
    • President’s budget increases funding for public health programs ($1 billion in FY 2012)
  • H.R. 1 restricts the use of funds for implementation and enforcement of ACA
  • President’s budget provides funding for a few new programs, reduces/eliminates funding for others
medicaid
Medicaid
  • Program Increases
    • Extend TMA and QI through 9/30/12
    • Increase funding for Medicaid audits, PERM
  • Program Savings
    • Focus on prescription drugs
    • Reduce reimbursement for durable medical equip.
    • Strengthen third-party liability
  • Future Changes
    • Provider taxes (phase-down provider tax threshold beginning in FY 2015)
transportation
Transportation
  • President’s budget lays out six-year proposal for reauthorizing surface transportation programs
  • Designates all surface transportation funding as mandatory
transportation cont
Transportation, Cont.
  • Highways
    • 55 programs consolidated to five:
      • National Highway Program: $32.4 billion
      • Highway Safety Improvement Program: $2.5 billion
      • Livability Program: $4.1 billion
      • Federal Allocation Program: $1.4 billion
      • Research, Technology, and Education: $641 million
    • $1.3 billion proposed for Transportation Leadership Awards
transportation cont1
Transportation, Cont.
  • Highways
    • $27.650 billion requested for “Up-Front Funding”
      • Critical Infrastructure Investment ($25 billion)
      • Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation ($450 million)
      • Cross-Border Transportation Infrastructure ($2.2 billion)
transportation cont2
Transportation, Cont.
  • Mass Transit
    • FTA’s grant structure consolidated in five programs:
      • Bus and Rail State of Good Repair ($10.7 billion)
      • Transit Formula Grants ($7.7 billion)
      • Transit Expansion and Livable Communities ($3.5 billion)
      • Safety and Operations ($166 million)
      • Research and Technology Development ($166 million)
transportation cont3
Transportation, Cont.
  • Rail
    • Rail development and improvement programs consolidated into two programs:
      • Network Development ($4.0 billion)
      • System Preservation ($4.0 billion)
transportation cont4
Transportation, Cont.
  • National Infrastructure Bank
    • $5 billion for grants or loans for projects of national or regional economic significance
    • Eligible: highway, transit, rail, aviation, ports, and maritime projects
  • National Infrastructure Investments
    • $2 billion for competitive grants under TIGER program
food and nutrition
Food and Nutrition
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Restores benefit cuts (sunset reverts 3/31/14)
  • Child Nutrition
    • Funds expansions and new programs included in recent reauthorization
      • Child and Adult Food Care Program (CAFCP) expansion
      • School Breakfast (SB) expansion
      • Childhood Hunger Challenge Grants (new, competitive)
    • H.R. 1 eliminates School Community Garden Pilot program ($1m), Hunger-Free Communities ($5m)
labor
Labor
  • Workforce Investment (WIA)
    • Workforce Innovation Fund ($379m)
    • 8% of WIA Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Youth funds allocated to the WIF ($237m)
    • H.R. 1 eliminates funding for WIA Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Youth
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
    • Proposal to extend ARRA expansions through FY 2012
labor cont
Labor, Cont.
  • Unemployment Insurance
    • UTF Solvency:
      • Delays FUTA credit reduction for states with outstanding loans until 2014
      • 2-year suspension of interest accrual and interest payments on loans from the FUA
      • In 2014, federal wage base increases from $7,000 to $15,000. FUTA tax rate will be lowered, making the proposal revenue neutral.
    • Expanded Short-Time Compensation (STC)
    • Financial Integrity: permits states to use a portion of overpayments to expand enforcement efforts
education esea reauthorization
Education: ESEA Reauthorization
  • 38 programs consolidated into 11 new programs (eliminates 13 discretionary programs)
  • Program Changes
    • Title I Grants to LEAs (College and Career Ready Students)
      • Title I Rewards program ($300m)
    • School Improvement Grants (School Turnaround Grants)
      • Schools choose one of four “turnaround” models ($600m)
    • State Assessments (Assessing Achievement)
      • Competitive and formula grants ($420m)
  • Permanent Race to the Top (RTT)
    • Additional district-level competitions
education other
Education: Other
  • New Higher Education Programs
    • College Completion Incentive Grants
    • College Pathways and Accelerated Learning
    • First in the World Competition
  • Early Learning Challenge Fund
  • Special Education
    • H.R. 1 originally cut funding ($558m)
    • H.Amdt. 59 restored special education funds, but made cuts to Title I School Improvement ($337m) and Teacher Quality Grants ($500m)
questions
Questions?
  • Check for updates at www.ffis.org
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