One program scheduled to receive funding through HB 2014 is the Foundation Formula. This formula appropriates funding divided among schools based on student need, not property value, and ensures that schools receive adequate financial support for their students. Public schools in
Additional funding of $1.5 million for the Sheltered Workshop program is also part of the supplemental budget bill. The workshops provide employment within the private sector for people who have disabilities. A bill passed last year increased the funding for the program and will continue to increase funds until 2011 when the workshops will receive $95 per week and $19 per day per employee.
A bill approved by the General Assembly last year (HB 952) that requires all long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, to have a functional sprinkler system will receive funding through HB 2014. The additional funds will allow the state to hire a person to implement the law.
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