2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tyler
Co-Patron(s): Alexander, BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Dance, Englin, Filler-Corn, Herring, Hope, Howell, Algie, James, Keam, Kory, Lopez, McClellan, McQuinn, Morrissey, Scott, James, Sickles, Spruill, Surovell, Torian, Ward, Watts
Restore Funding for Community Action Agencies (language only)

Item 343 #4h

Item 343 #4h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 260, after line 51, insert:
"J. Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000 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 $3.0 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 (CAA) 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.)