2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Healthy Families Statewide (language only)

Item 382 #6s

Item 382 #6s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 354, after line 41, insert:
"K.  Out of this appropriation shall be provided $2,449,800 from the general fund and $1,000,000 from the federal TANF grant the first year and $1,699,800 from the general fund and $2,500,000 from the federal TANF grant the second year for Healthy Families sites throughout Virginia.  The general fund appropriations shall be used at the discretion of local sites for matching funds when available.  The Department of Social Services shall continue to allocate funds from this item, at no less than fiscal year 2000 levels, to the existing statewide office of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia for providing the coordination, technical support, quality assurance, training, and evaluation of the Healthy Families Virginia program."

(This amendment adds language earmarking state and federal TANF funds for the statewide Healthy Families program. The introduced budget substituted federal TANF funds for the general fund appropriations in this program. The restored state funding ($500,000 the first year and $1,250,000 the second year) provided by a companion amendment in Item 388.10 would enable the program to continue using state funds for matching other federal funds, thereby ensuring no reductions in services. Also, the program would be authorized to retain the increase in federal TANF funds proposed in the introduced budget. The companion amendment in Item 388.10 restores the appropriations, which would have been distributed as "management savings" to this program.)