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Bill Detail: HB20-1122

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Title Homeless Youth Services Act And Grant Program
Status House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/24/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Housing
  • Human Services
House Sponsors E. Hooton (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/15/2020
Description

The bill updates language in the Colorado Homeless Youth
Services Act and establishes the services for youth experiencing or at
risk of experiencing homelessness grant program (grant program) in the
department of local affairs (department). The age requirement for such
youth is increased to 24 years of age or younger from more than 11 years
of age to less than 21 years of age. The department shall promulgate rules
concerning the grant program, and the office of homeless youth services
shall administer and monitor the grant program.

The grant program consists of up to 5 awards of up to $250,000
each awarded on or before January 1, 2021. Grant awards may only be
awarded to existing providers of services to youth experiencing or at risk
of experiencing homelessness, with priority given to those service
providers that can expand services to underserved areas of the state,
including street and community outreach, drop-in centers, emergency
shelters, and supportive housing and transitional living programs.
The bill requires the department to prepare and submit a report to
the appropriate committees of the general assembly on the outcomes of
the grant program.

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