2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Favola
Restore Funding for Child Advocacy Centers

Item 282 #2s

Item 282 #2s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of FY2013 $846,000 FY2014 $846,000 GF

Page 206, line 3, strike "$640,213" and insert "$1,486,213".
Page 206, line 3, strike "$640,954" and insert "$1,486,954".
Page 206, after line 43, insert:
"D. Out of this appropriation, $846,000 from the general fund each year
shall be used to sustain statewide services provided through child advocacy centers. The Secretary, with assistance from relevant Health and Human Resources agencies, shall (i) develop a request for proposal to distribute 67 percent of the allocated funds for accredited child advocacy centers and 30 percent for associate/developing child advocacy centers, as recognized and in good standing with the National Children's Alliance, with input from Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia (CACVA); (ii) allocate through contract three percent to Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia, the recognized chapter of National Children's Alliance for Virginia's child advocacy centers, for the purpose of assisting and supporting the development, continuation and sustainability of community-coordinated, child-focused services delivered by children's advocacy centers; and (iii) distribute any non-allocated funding equally to accredited and associate/developing child advocacy centers awarded funding in section (i) of this paragraph."

(This amendment restores $846,000 GF each year for child advocacy centers that was eliminated in the introduced budget.)