2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Restore TANF Funding for Healthy Families Virginia (language only)

Item 343 #2h

Item 343 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 308, line 26, strike "$601,896" and insert "$791,896"
Page 308, line 27, strike "$2,633,605" and insert "$2,823,605".

(This amendment adds $190,000 from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant the second year to partially restore funding for Healthy Families Virginia. Since 2010, state funding for the program has been reduced from $5.4 million to $3.2 million. Five programs have closed and eight programs have merged due to budget reductions. Healthy Families Virginia is the Commonwealth's largest evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model as defined by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. This public-private partnership contracts with the Department of Social Services to provide evidence-based preventive services for at-risk families from before birth to age five.)