Daily Update May 4, 2018

Deal signs the FY19 budget

From Helen Sloat, Legislative Consultant, Nelson Mullins

Yesterday [Wednesday], Governor Deal signed the State’s FY 2019 Budget.  The attached link takes you to the full press release. https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2018-05-02/deal-signs-fy-2019-budget

The rate increases for CCIs and CPAs’ administrative costs and increases for foster families are official.

There were no line-item vetoes this year.

In his news release, he outlined these highlights from the Budget to begin July 1, 2018:

  • $30.8 million for the QBE Equalization program to assist low-wealth school systems
  • $54.3 million for the University System of Georgia for resident instruction
  • $26.7 million for growth in the Dual Enrollment program
  • $3 million to promote educational opportunities available at the state’s technical colleges
  • $21.4 million for behavioral health services recommended by the Commission on Children’s Mental Health
  •  $38.9 million for child welfare services 
  • $240.9 million for Medicaid programs
  • $11.8 million for community-based Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities services
  • $6 million for additional Behavioral Health Crisis Centers
  • $6.9 million for crisis services for children under 21 diagnosed as autistic
  • $35 million in bond funds for the Savannah Harbor deepening project
  • $12.5 million in bonds for improvements to state-owned rail systems


2018 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 17-19, 2018
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