2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Part C Early Intervention Services

Item 334 #3c

Item 334 #3c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2005 $750,000 FY2006 $750,000 GF

Page 270, line 14, strike "$227,576,495" and insert "$228,326,495".
Page 270, line 14, strike "$228,232,745" and insert "$228,982,745".
Page 271, strike lines 36 through 55 and insert:
"K.1. Out of this appropriation, $875,000 in the first year and $875,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for Virginia's Part C Early Intervention System for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
2.  The Department shall amend its fiscal year 2006 contracts with the Part C Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) fiscal agents to require additional reporting on (a) total revenues used to support Part C services, (b) total expenses for all Part C services, (c) total numbers of infants and toddlers and families served using all Part C revenues, and (d) services provided to those infants and toddlers and families.  
3.  Beginning October 1, 2005 the Department shall annually report this information to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."

(This amendment adds $750,000 from the general fund each year to the current general fund appropriation of $125,000 each year for the Part C Early Intervention System, which provides critical services, such as occupational, physical, and speech therapy, parental education, and other necessary supports, for infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 3 years) who have developmental disabilities or delays. Funding will be used to maintain current services and meet caseloads that are growing by eight percent annually. Language reflects the total amount of general fund dollars dedicated for Part C services, including these additional monies. Language is also added to require annual reporting on Part C funding and services beginning in fiscal year 2006. Finally, a technical change deletes obsolete language contained in the introduced bill which required a study of the system by the Joint Subcommittee Studying Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. The study was completed in fiscal year 2000.)