2016-17: Repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) Rule
The final 2016-17 budget contains the full repeal of the Maximum Family Grant Rule, effective January 1, 2017. Repealing MFG was a long-time priority for CWDA and fellow advocates.
Funding to cover the increased grant costs resulting from the repeal will be paid from the Child Poverty and Supplemental Support Subaccount, with General Fund (GF) available to ensure the costs are fully funded until sufficient funding is available in the Subaccount to cover the full costs. In conjunction with the repeal of the MFG rule, a 1.43% grant increase is also being provided effective October 1, 2016, and also funded from the Child Poverty Subaccount.