2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Peace
Co-Patron(s): Anderson, BaCote, Bell, Richard, Brink, Bulova, Chafin, Dance, Filler-Corn, Helsel, Herring, Hodges, Hope, Ingram, James, Keam, Kilgore, Kory, Krupicka, Lewis, Lopez, McClellan, Minchew, Morrissey, O'Quinn, Orrock, Plum, Ramadan, Rust, Scott, Sickles
Restore Funding for Healthy Families Virginia

Item 343 #2h

Item 343 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2015 $1,600,000 FY2016 $1,600,000 GF

Page 289, line 49, strike "$25,800,789" and insert "$27,400,789".
Page 289, line 49, strike "$25,550,789" and insert "$27,150,789".
Page 290, line 32, strike "951,896" and insert "2,551,896".
Page 290, line 32, strike "951,896" and insert "2,551,896".

(This amendment adds $1.6 million each year from the general fund for Healthy Families Virginia to restore funding that has been reduced from $5.4 million to $3.8 million since 2010. Six programs have closed and eight programs have merged due to budget reductions, leaving 32 sites operating to serve families in 75 communities - all at reduced home visiting levels. 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. For over 20 years, this public-private partnership has contracted with the Department of Social Services to provide at-risk families with children prenatal to five a variety of needed prevention services.)