2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hope
Add Funds for Long-Term Employment Support Services

Item 325 #3h

Item 325 #3h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department for FY2015 $2,354,394 FY2016 $2,354,394 GF

Page 277, line 11, strike "$97,610,241" and insert "$99,964,635".
Page 277, line 11, strike "$97,610,241" and insert "$99,964,635".

(This amendment adds $2.4 million each year from the general fund for long-term employment support services (LTESS) and job maintenance programs for individuals with disabilities through partnerships with employment service organizations. Funding for these services has been reduced by 26.9 percent since 2008, while the need for services increased by about one percent each year in the past four years. Funding will also be used to pay outstanding bills that have accrued to the program since fiscal year 2011 due to a shortage of funding in the program. Outstanding bills total $610,057 in fiscal year 2013, $572,264 in fiscal year 2012, and $670,288 in fiscal year 2011. A return on investment analysis of LTESS indicates that for every dollar spent in the program, $3.50 is returned to localities. This funding will also help Virginia meet its Employment First goals set forth in the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.)