Bill Number: HF895
Title: Federal Appropriations

Biennial budget (comparisons to FY 2020) which directs how an estimated annual $368.1 million in federal block grants are spent. No changes in language for programs (including community mental health center block grants). FUNDING CHANGES include Substance Abuse Block Grant/Dept. of Public Health, DPH ($13,095,358, up $1,303); Community Mental Health Center Block Grant/Dept. of Human Services, DHS ($5,377,612, up $263,773); Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant/DPH ($6,250,044, down $258,741); preventive health and health services/DPH ($1,735,326, down $113,551); Stop Violence Against Women grant/Attorney General ($1,731,703, down $18,578); residential substance abuse treatment for state prisoners/Office of Drug Control Policy, ODCP ($267,879, up $20,318); Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant/ODCP ($1,687,735, down $140,068); Community Services Block Grant/Community Action Agencies ($7,979,245, up $239,093); Community Development Block Grants/Iowa Economic Development Authority ($26 million, up $1 million); Surface Transportation Block Grant/Department of Transportation ($156.8 million, down $1.8 million); Low Income Home Energy Assistance/Community Action Agencies ($54,554,297, no change); Social Services Block Grant/DHS ($15,323,000, up $12,187); and Child Care Development/DHS ($76,813,177, up $7,613,591).  Makes an additional appropriation for CDBG - $96.7 million in federal fiscal year starting October 1, 2018 & $24.2 million for federal fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019 (effective immediately, non-reversion language included). COVID-19 FUNDS: Creates an Iowa Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund and an Iowa Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, consisting of funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. It is estimated there will be $1.4 billion deposited into the Recovery Fund and an additional $152.8 million deposited into the Capital Projects Fund. Both funds are repealed on 7/1/25. Directs the Governor to use the funds for 1) public health emergency response, including assistance to households, small businesses, nonprofits, and hard-hit industries (tourism, travel, hospitality); 2) premium pay for essential workers; 3) provision of government services at risk because of declining revenues; and 4) investments in water, sewer & broadband infrastructure. You can find the final non-partisan fiscal staff review of this budget at: Takes effect 7/1/21.

Status: Signed
Recent Action: 5/7 - Passed House (86-1) 5/19 - Passed Senate (48-0) 6/8 - Signed by Governor


Last Modified: 06/08/2021