2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 20, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Darling, Feyen and Carpenter,
cosponsored by Representatives
Kurtz, Steineke, Rodriguez, Snyder,
Pronschinske, Plumer, Dittrich, Subeck, James, Nygren, Rohrkaste,
Felzkowski, Tittl, Mursau, Spiros, Steffen, Allen, Duchow, Kulp, Petryk,
Petersen, Thiesfeldt, Kitchens, Schraa, Krug, Murphy, Horlacher and
Tusler. Referred to Committee on Local Government, Small Business,
Tourism and Workforce Development.
1An Act relating to: skills enhancement grants and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill increases funding for skills enhancement programs by $250,000 per
fiscal year in fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Under current law, the Department
of Children and Families provides $250,000 in each fiscal year to community action
agencies to provide skills enhancement programs for individuals who work at least
20 hours per week and whose income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty
line. The services currently provided under these programs include access to
transportation, child care, career counseling, job placement assistance, and financial
support for education and training.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(1) Community action agency grants.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for 4
the appropriation to the department of children and families under s. 20.437 (2) (fr), 5
the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $250,000 to provide skills 6
enhancement grants under s. 49.265 (4) (cm). In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for
the appropriation to the department of children and families under s. 20.437 (2) (fr), 2
the dollar amount for fiscal year 2020-21 is increased by $250,000 to provide skills 3
enhancement grants under s. 49.265 (4) (cm).
(1) This act takes effect on July 1, 2019, or the day after the publication of the 6
2019 biennial budget act, whichever is later.