2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Delay Implementation of New Kinship Care Program (language only)

Item 356 #2h

Item 356 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 283, strike lines 43 through 59.
Page 284, strike lines 1 through 4.

(This amendment deletes language in the introduced bill establishing a new cash assistance program, the Virginia Kinship Care Program, with funding from the state general fund, for children living with non-parent, relative caretakers that currently receive cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The program proposed segregating funding for these cases for a state-only program and revising the focus of assistance to these families from solely cash assistance to provide additional services. However, additional funding was not provided in the introduced budget to add these services. Language in the introduced budget would have allowed for the development of a full range of services and granted authority for regulations implementing the program.)