2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Co-Patron(s): Barker, Carrico, Colgan, Edwards, Favola, Locke, Marsden, Marsh, McEachin, Miller, Petersen, Puckett, Puller, Stanley, Vogel, Wagner, Watkins
Restore Funding for Health Families Virginia

Item 341 #1s

Item 341 #1s

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 GF each year for Health 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 pre-natal to five a variety of needed prevention services.)