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Continuing Resolution Testimony Presented by Chris Santaniello Concord, NH August 24, 2015

Posted: August 24, 2015

Senator Forrester and members of the Health and Human Services Continuing Resolution Work Group, thank you for inviting me here today.  I would like to share with you information about several issues that have emerged as topics of discussion:

Caseload Numbers and Wait List: There have been recent references made to a reduction in area agency enrollments.

Lapse: As you know, lapsing of funds occurs when the appropriated funds are not fully utilized.  There are many reasons for lapse.  Some are within an agency’s control and others are not.  Some lapse can be annualized, some cannot.   For example:

 

Moving Forward on Lapse:

Senator Forrester, thank you for allowing me to provide you with information regarding some of the budget related issues. I also want to thank you and the rest of the Legislators for restoring the funds to the developmental services system. On behalf of all of the AAs I ask for your continuing support in moving forward with the FY 16 and 17 budget. Thank you.

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