HB 18-1292

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 23, 2018
  • Passed House Apr 20, 2018
  • Senate
  • Governor

Pilot Program Assistance Person Experiencing Homelessness

Abstract

The bill establishes the state access to resources and training grant program for persons experiencing homelessness (START grant program) in the department of local affairs (department). The purpose of the START grant program is to make grant money available to public safety, social services, or nonprofit agencies that have contact with persons experiencing homelessness. A grant recipient shall use grant money only to provide personnel and resources to persons experiencing homelessness. The START grant program is also designed to develop and institute community-centered programs with proactive solutions to provide assistance to persons experiencing homelessness and may include, but need not be limited to, training, work programs, housing vouchers, transportation, counseling or therapy, and food assistance. The department is responsible for establishing procedures, timelines, and criteria for the START grant program. A public safety, social services, or nonprofit agency may apply for a grant, provided it clearly demonstrates a plan for collaboration with municipal or county courts, local law enforcement, local human or social services agencies, and nonprofit agencies that have contact with persons experiencing homelessness. The general assembly is authorized to make an appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund to fund the START grant program. Each START grant recipient is required to provide a report to the department on activities and outcomes related to the START grant, and the department is required to provide a summary of the outcomes of the START grant program in its annual report to the general assembly. The bill establishes the state access to resources and training grant program for persons experiencing homelessness (START grant program) in the department of local affairs (department). The purpose of the START grant program is to make grant money available to public safety, social services, or nonprofit agencies that have contact with persons experiencing homelessness. A grant recipient shall use grant money only to provide personnel and resources to persons experiencing homelessness. The START grant program is also designed to develop and institute community-centered programs with proactive solutions to provide assistance to persons experiencing homelessness and may include, but need not be limited to, training, work programs, housing vouchers, transportation, counseling or therapy, and food assistance. The department is responsible for establishing procedures, timelines, and criteria for the START grant program. A public safety, social services, or nonprofit agency may apply for a grant, provided it clearly demonstrates a plan for collaboration with municipal or county courts, local law enforcement, local human or social services agencies, and nonprofit agencies that have contact with persons experiencing homelessness. The general assembly is authorized to make an appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund to fund the START grant program. Each START grant recipient is required to provide a report to the department on activities and outcomes related to the START grant, and the department is required to provide a summary of the outcomes of the START grant program in its annual report to the general assembly. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Apr 20, 2018

Actions


May 02, 2018

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 23, 2018

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 20, 2018

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 19, 2018

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 21, 2018

House

House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Local Government

Mar 12, 2018

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government

  • Introduction
Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/19/2018) PDF
Introduced (03/12/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/19/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/20/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/19/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/15/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/15/2018) PDF

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