2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Family-Match Adoption Program

Item 346 #6s

Item 346 #6s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $50,000 FY2020 $50,000 GF

Page 312, line 17, strike "$42,314,789" and insert "$42,364,789".
Page 312, line 17, strike "$42,314,789" and insert "$42,364,789".

Page 314, after line 34, insert:

"L. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for the Department of Social Services to  contract with Adoption Share, Inc. for the purpose of a pilot program to operate the Family-Match application, which is an online matching tool for state case workers to use in matching foster care children with the best families."


(This amendment provides $50,000 each year from the general fund for the costs of running an 18-month demonstration pilot of the Family-Match application. Family-Match is a data driven application developed by Adoption-Share, a tech non-profit organization with a mission to leverage technology to create families. Adoption-Share will leverage that funding to secure the remaining funds needed from Virginia businesses and foundations to underwrite pilot expenses.)