2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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DOE - Workgroup on Integrated Early Childhood Fund (language only)

Item 128 #2s

Item 128 #2s

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 104, after line 3, insert:

"J. The Department of Education, in cooperation with the Departments of Health, Social Services, and Planning & Budget, shall convene a workgroup facilitated by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, to examine opportunities including, but not limited to, leveraging existing funds targeted to early childhood development with the goal of identifying strategies and mechanisms for developing an integrated early childhood fund. The findings of the workgroup shall be provided by September 15, 2018 to the Joint Subcommittee on the Virginia Preschool Initiative, and shall articulate the potential for existing but underutilized appropriations including, but not limited to, unused Virginia Preschool Initiative funds and TANF, and other funds to support administrative costs that would assist with more fully drawing down federal CACFP funds. The purpose of the integrated early childhood fund shall be to more feasibly implement the cohesive and efficient administration of early childhood resources, increasing access to quality early childhood services for at-risk children with little additional fiscal impact on the Commonwealth's budget.".


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)