2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ingram
Change Locality Grouping for TANF Assistance Payments

Item 342 #1h

Item 342 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $5,000,000 NGF

Page 339, line 56, strike "$262,036,010" and insert "$267,036,010".


((This amendment provides $5.0 million from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant the second year to change to locality Group III for TANF cash assistance payments for eligible individuals in Danville, Hopewell, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond, and Winchester. This would modernize the locality groupings created in the 1970’s and provide up to and additional $73 per month for about 5,800 TANF recipients in these localities. The current Group I, II, and III groupings have grown inconsistent over time and this action would conform payments in these cities to housing costs in surrounding and comparable localities.)