2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Capture CSA Unappropriated Balances to Expand Services (language only)

Item 283 #1s

Item 283 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families

Page 246, after line 36, insert:
"N.1.  Pursuant to §2.2-5211, Code of Virginia, the State Executive Council (SEC) shall evaluate the results of the annual survey performed by the Office of Comprehensive Services to measure gaps in the services needed to keep children and youth in the local community and any barriers to the development of those services.  Based on this survey and after input is received from stakeholders, the SEC shall develop recommended priorities to address these gaps in services.
2.  Contingent upon the availability of unspent appropriations at the end of the fiscal year for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families (CSA) in this item, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget (DPB) may approve the use of unspent appropriations for unmet needs identified in Paragraph 1.  Any recommendations that are funded from unspent appropriations shall be communicated to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by August 1 of each year."

(This language amendment allows unspent CSA appropriations at the end of each fiscal year to be reinvested to address service gaps in the program based on recommendations from the State Executive Council. The Director of DPB must approve any reappropriation of funds to address unmet needs. In recent years, the CSA program consistently has unspent appropriations. In FY 2012, $28.6 million of CSA funding went unspent and reverted to general fund balances, equal to 11.6 percent of its general fund appropriation.)