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Creating the social work professional loan repayment program (Ranker, Darneille, Palumbo)

Creates the social work professional loan repayment program for credentialed social work professionals which will be administered by the office of student financial assistance. Allows social workers employed by the department of social and health services children's administration or the department of children, youth, and families to participate in the program two years after commencing their employment as a social worker for either agency. Authorizes the office of student financial assistance to grant loan repayment to eligible participants from the funds appropriated for this purpose or from private or public funds given to the office for this purpose. Creates the social work professional loan repayment program fund.

SUMMARY OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL:
(1) Establishes the social work professional loan repayment program for social workers employed by the Department of Social and Health Services Children's Administration (DSHS Children's Administration) or the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). (2) Social workers employed by DSHS Children's Administration or DCYF are eligible after two years of service. (3) Eligible social workers may receive up to $50,000 in loan repayment funds spread over a maximum of ten years.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018 -- 3:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6259&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)