CHAPTER 38

APPROPRIATION

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1955.

WHEREAS, caseloads of the Department of Public Welfare have increased to a point not foreseen when appropriations, regular and contingency, were approved by the 117th General Assembly, AND

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Welfare is charged by law to provide assistance and care compatible with decency and health to the eligible needy of the State of Delaware, AND

WHEREAS, funds appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, are not sufficient to provide for the needs of these rising caseloads, NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The Department of Public Welfare is appropriated the sum of $45,899 to meet these unforeseen needs during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955 to be used as follows : $26,945 for Aid to Dependent Children Grants--State's share, $16,910 for Child Welfare Services Direct Care--State's share ; and $2,044 for Medical Grants--Public Assistance, State's share.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved April 20, 1955.