2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
Co-Patron(s): Johnson
Restore Funding for Community Action Agencies (language only)

Item 343 #3h

Item 343 #3h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 260, after line 51, insert:
"J. Out of this appropriation, $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be provided for community action agencies to promote self-sufficiency."

(This amendment provides $1.5 million each year from the federal TANF block grant for services provided through community action agencies to promote self-sufficiency. Thirty-two community action agencies (CAAs) in the Commonwealth provide service to low-income families and communities. State funding for CAAs has fallen from $6.4 million in fiscal year 2009 to $500,000 in fiscal year 2012.)