1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Regional Transportation Initiatives

Item 390 #3c

Item 390 #3c

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY1997 $0 FY1998 $2,500,000 NGF

Page 259, line 15, strike "$47,350,159" and insert "$49,850,159".
Page 259, following line 56, insert:
"D.  Out of the appropriation for this item, $2,500,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be used to develop regional transportation initiatives for participants in the Virginia Initiative for Employment, Not Welfare (VIEW) program.  The Commissioner of Social Services shall develop a grant program in cooperation with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation for local departments of social services to receive funding for these transportation initiatives.  In developing the program, the Department shall give preference for regional initiatives and other factors identified by the Secretaries of Transportation, Health and Human Resources, and Commerce and Trade in their report on transportation and welfare reform."

(This amendment appropriates additional federal funds through a grant program to be developed by the Department of Social Services to local departments of social services for implementing regional transportation initiatives to assist welfare recipients with their transportation needs as they satisfy the work requirements associated with welfare reform. The grant program will build on recommendations made in a report by the Secretaries of Transportation, Health and Human Resources, and Commerce and Trade. A companion amendment in Item 490 directs these Cabinet Secretaries to complete a report on transportation needs as they relate to public welfare recipients.)