2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dance
Co-Patron(s): Ingram, Krupicka
Restore Funding for Comprehensive Health Improvement Program

Item 291 #2h

Item 291 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2015 $900,000 FY2016 $900,000 GF

Page 239, line 11, strike "$14,331,833" and insert "$15,231,833".
Page 239, line 11, strike "$14,331,833" and insert "$15,231,833".
Page 239, line 16, strike the first "1,382,946" and insert "2,282,946".
Page 239, line 16, strike the second "1,382,946" and insert "2,282,946".

(This amendment restores $900,000 each year from the general fund for the Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP). This amendment restores funding for CHIP of Virginia to serve parents of an additional 225 families. CHIP of Virginia is a statewide network of local public/private partnerships providing evidence-based services to low-income pregnant women and young children. While achieving significant cost-savings, the CHIP program has demonstrated improved outcomes related to healthy births and infant development, children’s health and school readiness, as well as work capacity and parenting skills. Although CHIP of Virginia leveraged $3.13 for every state dollar received, diversified its revenue streams, and reduced administrative costs, the state funding reductions of 35 percent since 2009 have resulted in waiting lists that continue to grow. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)