2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Reduce Funding for the Early Childhood Foundation

Item 340 #4h

Item 340 #4h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2007 ($3,800,000) FY2008 ($2,800,000) GF

Page 303, line 21, strike "$35,896,286" and insert "$32,096,286".
Page 303, line 21, strike "$34,896,286" and insert "$32,096,286".

(This amendment eliminates $3.8 million the first year and $2.8 million the second year from the general fund for the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation contained in the introduced budget. Funding remaining for the Foundation totals $1.0 million each year from the general fund. Funding will be used to match local public and private sources to leverage a dollar for each state dollar provided. Funds shall be used to make grant awards to seed and foster community programs that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Virginia's children. Language contained in the introduced bill requires the Foundation to account for the expenditure of state funds and provide a certified audit and fully report on the Foundation intiatives and results no later than October 1 of each year for the preceding fiscal year.)