2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Orrock
Expand Project SEARCH

Item 332 #10h

Item 332 #10h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services FY2017 $200,000 FY2018 $200,000 GF

Page 289, line 23, strike "$105,863,335" and insert "$106,063,335".
Page 289, line 23, strike "$105,863,335" and insert "$106,063,335".


(This amendment provides an additional $200,000 each year from the general fund to expand Project SEARCH, a public/private partnership between the Employer, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and Employment Services Organizations, to offer internships to students with disabilities in their last year of high school to prepare them for employment upon graduation. This model is successful in assisting youth with significant disabilities to be employed in jobs that may not typically be a consideration. Funding would serve five school systems supporting 810 students in each system. The program support Virginia's "Employment First" efforts as these individuals are often referred for non-work oriented day support programs. There are currently 15 Project SEARCH sites across the Commonwealth, demonstrating a high rate of success in securing employment for youth who participate.)