2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Co-Patron(s): Puckett
Restore Funding for Healthy Families Virginia

Item 343 #11s

Item 343 #11s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2013 $2,427,278 FY2014 $2,427,278 GF

Page 259, line 36, strike "$22,517,789" and insert "$24,945,067".
Page 259, line 36, strike "$22,517,789" and insert "$24,945,067".
Page 260, line 15, strike the first "570,000" and insert "2,997,278".
Page 260, line 15, strike the second "570,000" and insert "2,997,278".

(This amendment provides $2.4 million GF each year to restore funding for Healthy Families Virginia. This amendment restores funding that has been reduced by 56 percent over the last biennium. Funding restores the program to FY 2009 funding levels in order to prevent additional sites from closing. Since 2010, five programs have closed and eight programs have merged due to budget reductions. Healthy Families Virginia is a public-private partnership and largest home visiting program in the Commonwealth; the program contracts with the Department of Social Services to provide at-risk families from pregnancy to age five with prevention services.)