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Bill Detail: HB20-1197

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Title 2-1-1 Statewide Human Services Referral System
Status House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/19/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Telecommunications & Information Technology
House Sponsors J. Rich (R)
M. Snyder (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/30/2020
Description

The bill amends with relocated provisions the human services
referral service authorized by the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative to provide
assistance through the dissemination of information to residents of
Colorado about applicable programs and services provided by
government, private, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations and local

communities regarding emergency shelter and food, as well as human
services programs.
The bill requires the department of human services (department)
to award an annual grant of $200,000 to the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative
for human services referral services and specifies the purposes for which
the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative and human services referral service
provider may use the grant money.
The bill requires the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative to provide one
or more specific duties described in the bill. Human services referral
services include, in part, providing statewide referral services; enabling
referrals through telephone, text, chat, and e-mail; providing trained
professionals to perform problem assessments and service navigation; and
providing information regarding vital services, such as food and shelter.
The bill requires annual reporting by the department to certain
committees of the general assembly.
The bill includes an appropriation to the department of $200,000
for the 2020-21 state fiscal year for the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative.

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