2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Co-Patron(s): Rasoul
Child Advocacy Centers Funding

Item 348 #2h

Item 348 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $1,231,000 GF
FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($1,231,000) NGF


Page 349, line 13, strike "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)".

Page 349, line 14, strike "block grant" and unstrike "general fund".


(This amendment provides $1.2 million the second year from the general fund to reverse action in the Governor's introduced budget to supplant general fund for Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant funds. The majority of child abuse victims who utilize CAC's are not from TANF eligible families. Additionally, much of the CAC funding comes from matching grants, for which TANF does not qualify. With CAC's rapid expansion due to 2014 legislation requiring the use of multidisciplinary teams in child sexual abuse cases in all jurisdictions in the Commonwealth, this loss of available funds would severely curtail its effectiveness and ability to continue meeting the needs of an expanding population.)