2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Provide GF for Hold Harmless for Area Agencies on Aging

Item 284 #1s

Item 284 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Aging, Department for the FY2013 $1,425,000 FY2014 $1,900,000 GF

Page 211, line 23, strike "$30,569,939" and insert "$31,994,939".
Page 211, line 23, strike "$30,188,716" and insert "$32,088,716".
Page 212, after line 44, insert:
"Q.  Out of this appropriation, $1,425,000 the first year and $1,900,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA).  General funds shall be provided to AAAs that are subject to the loss of funds due to the decennial update of the federal formula for Area Agencies on Aging.  Additional funding provided to local AAAs consistent with the change in the federal or state funding formula shall be used to restore funding to organizations within their service area that are subject to general fund reductions in paragraphs G through P of this item.  Any remaining funds shall be used to expand services provided by local Area Agencies on Aging."

(This amendment provides $1.4 million the first year and $1.9 million the second year from the general fund to hold 14 of 25 Area Agencies on Aging harmless from reductions due to the reallocation of federal funding required by the Older Americans Act. Every ten years federal funding is reallocated based on changes in the census of older Americans in each state. As a result of the update, 14 AAAs will lose federal funding to serve older Virginians. This amendment offsets the loss of federal funding with general fund dollars. As a result of this amendment, all AAAs will receive additional funding from state or federal resources. This amendment also requires AAAs to restore funding for organizations within their service area that were subject to a reduction in this item prior to allocating funds to expand services.)