2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Funding for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Item 320 #7s

Item 320 #7s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $1,500,000 GF

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(This amendment provides $1.5 million the second year from the general fund for employment services for vocational rehabilitation consumers. This funding is necessary for the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) to continue to serve 32,000 Virginians with disabilities, including an additional 6,000 Virginians who have become eligible for services during the past year largely due to the downturn in the economy. Without the additional general fund amount, DRS will have to create a waiting list for consumers in need of services.