2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Fowler
CSA Demonstration Grants

Item 285 #4h

Item 285 #4h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Children's Services Act FY2017 $250,000 FY2018 $0 GF

Page 264, line 21, strike "$329,749,289" and insert "$329,999,289".

Page 268, after line 35, insert:

"N. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 is provided for demonstration grants for localities that design and implement promising strategies which increase the availability of public day programs for students with disabilities. Strategies would focus on increasing flexibility of services through the Children's Services Act and/or other resources made available to school divisions to address the needs of students with disabilities who might otherwise be placed in private educational settings.  Such demonstration projects would be distributed through a competitive application process with strict evaluation requirements. At the conclusion of the demonstration projects, results shall be presented to the General Assembly in consideration of future policy decisions.  Such demonstration grants shall have cost accountability mechanisms built into the project. Special consideration should be given to demonstration projects that specifically address the needs of students with autism, the fastest growing sub population of students receiving private day education services as well as projects which include public/private partnerships."


(This amendment adds $250,000 the first year for local demonstration grants to better serve students with disabilities who may otherwise be placed in private educational settings.)