2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Transfer TANF for Food Banks from Health Department

Item 346 #3h

Item 346 #3h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,000,000 NGF

Page 384, line 2, strike "$48,521,967" and insert "$51,521,967".

Page 387, after line 18, insert:

"R. Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 the second year from the TANF block grant shall be provided for one-time funding to contract with the Virginia Federation of Food Banks to provide summer child nutrition programs."


(This amendment transfers $3.0 million from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant contained in the introduced budget for the Department of Health community health services to the the Department of Social Services on a one-time basis for summer child nutrition programs. Funding for many food assistance programs for children were moved from the Department of Health to the Department of Education in fiscal year 2018 (Chapter 836, 2017 Acts of Assembly). Currently food banks receive funding through these consolidated programs. This funding would supplement these programs for children that do not have access to the Summer Food Programs that are offered through local education authorities.)