2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lambert
Increase Maximum Auxiliary Grant Rate to $1,500

Item 337 #1s

Item 337 #1s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $39,367,392 GF

Page 366, line 35, strike "$46,109,669" and insert "$85,477,061".
Page 366, line 48, strike "January" and insert "July".
Page 366, line 52, strike "$1,048" and insert "$1,500".

(This amendment provides funding to increase the state share of the maximum monthly auxiliary grant (AG) rate from $1,048 to $1,500 on July 1, 2007. A separate amendment to Item 302 provides for an increase in Medicaid enrollment as a result of this increase. The local share of funding ($9.8 million) is not reflected in this amendment. The auxiliary grant is the primary source of funding for assisted living for low-income Virginians. In June 2006, JLARC reported that Virginia’s auxiliary grant rate was “well below the market price” in paying for 33 to 59 percent of the average cost of assisted living facility care. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)