This bill authorizes the issuance of bonds of the state in the amount of five million dollars for the purpose of providing grants-in-aid to private nonprofit organizations for supportive housing for persons with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. The bonds will be issued by the State Bond Commission and will mature within twenty years. The full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal and interest on the bonds.
Additionally, the bill requires the Commissioner of Developmental Services, in collaboration with the Commissioners of Housing and Correction, to plan, develop, and administer a comprehensive program for community-based group homes for persons with intellectual disabilities reentering society from the correctional system. The program will provide supportive services such as assistance with daily living tasks, transportation assistance, medical care, and job training. The Commissioner of Developmental Services is also required to adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
The bill appropriates five million dollars from the General Fund to the Department of Developmental Services for the planning and development of the program for community-based group homes for persons with intellectual disabilities reentering society from the correctional system. The appropriation is for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. The bill takes effect on different dates for different sections.