2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Expand Brain Injury Services Statewide

Item 349 #2c

Item 349 #2c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2005 $750,000 FY2006 $1,000,000 GF

Page 276, line 37, strike "$83,939,471" and insert "$84,689,471".
Page 276, line 37, strike "$83,939,471" and insert "$84,939,471".
Page 277, line 23, after "D." insert "1."
Page 277, line 24, strike "$1,119,926" and insert "$2,013,638".
Page 277, line 24, strike "$1,263,638" and insert "$2,263,638".
Page 277, after line 27, insert:
“2.  Of this amount, $750,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to provide a continuum of brain injury services to individuals in unserved or underserved regions of the Commonwealth.  Up to $150,000 each year shall be awarded to successful program applicants.  Programs currently receiving more than $250,000 from the general fund each year are ineligible for additional assistance under this section.  To be determined eligible for a grant under this section, program applicants shall submit plans to pursue non-state resources to complement the provision of general fund support.
3.  Beginning August 1, 2005, the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) shall submit an annual report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees documenting the number of individuals served, services provided, and success in attracting non-state resources.”

(This amendment provides $750,000 GF the first year and $1.0 million GF the second year to ensure that access to brain injury services is provided statewide. Eligible applicants must document plans to attract non-state resources. DRS is required to submit annual updates on the services provided with these funds beginning August 1, 2005. This amendment also includes a technical correction of budget language in the first year to accurately reflect the current level of funding.)