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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Early Impact Virginia

Item 340 #3h

Item 340 #3h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $250,000 FY2020 $600,000 NGF

Language
Page 304, line 18, strike "$240,021,619" and insert "$240,271,619".
Page 304, line 18, strike "$232,389,452" and insert "$232,989,452".

Page 314, after line 34, insert:

"O. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year and $600,000 the second year from the the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant shall be provided to contract with Early Impact Virginia to continue its work in support of Virginia's voluntary home visiting programs. These funds may be used to hire three full-time staff, including a director and an evaluator, and to continue Early Impact Virginia's training partnerships. Early Impact Virginia shall have the authority and responsibility to determine, systematically track, and report annually on the key activities and outcomes of Virginia's home visiting programs; conduct systematic and statewide needs assessments for Virginia's home visiting programs at least once every three years; and to support continuous quality improvement, training, and coordination across Virginia's home visiting programs on an ongoing basis.  Early Impact Virginia shall report on its findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by July 1, 2019 and annually thereafter.”



Explanation

(This amendment provides $250,000 the first year and $600,000 the second year from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant to Early Impact Virginia to continue its work to determine, track and report on activities and outcomes of Virginia's voluntary home visiting programs. Language requires Early Impact Virginia to report annually on its findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. A 2017 Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report on Improving Virginia's Early Childhood Development Programs found that these programs to be effective in improving early childhood development outcomes for participants.)