EARLY LEARNING; EARLY LEARNING SERVICES (Program)Governor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$1,432,242,40498.00$1,914,228,45798.00($481,986,053)0.00
 

 
Policy Area:  EARLY LEARNING
Issue:            PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOL READINESS - HOME INSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR PRE SCHOOL YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes the restoration of $2,500,00 in nonrecurring Welfare Transition Trust Fund (TANF) funds provided in Fiscal Year 2021-22 to maintain prior year funding of $3,900,000 for the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is a home visitation program that emphasizes parent involvement in becoming the primary educator for their child between the ages of three and five and providing solutions that strengthen families through early learning. There are 17 counties with existing HIPPY programs. These sites were selected to deliver high-quality early learning curriculum directly to parents, so they can strengthen the cognitive and early literacy skills of TANF-eligible at-risk children. Early learning coalitions in these counties refer families to HIPPY, based on their poverty level, limited education and willingness to participate actively in all aspects of the program.