CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County, Pa., officials on Tuesday said they could run out of money to pay for human services by late September if the state does not reach a budget compromise.
Funding programs for children, mentally and physically ill adults, single mothers and the homeless at the current rate will in five weeks deplete the county's savings account to $5.5 million, the lowest amount advised in audits, according to Fiscal Director Teresa Beckner.
She said the county is still owed $2.9 million in reimbursements for services performed in 2008-09. Another $3.4 million would have been received by now for 2009-10 if not for state leaders failing to negotiate a budget.
Most of the missed payments will be worked out eventually, but others are major red flags, such as nothing paid to the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MTAP) since March, Beckner said.