2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Child Care Development Fund Grant Plan Workgroup (language only)

Item 137 #3c

Item 137 #3c

Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 119, strike lines 48 through 58, and insert:

"K. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall convene a work group to develop and establish a plan to transfer the Child Care Development Fund grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to the Virginia Department of Education no later than July 1, 2021.  The work group shall include representatives of (i) the Secretariats of Education and Health and Human Resources; (ii) relevant state agencies, including the Department of Planning and Budget, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Education, and the Department of Social Services; (iii) relevant regulatory boards, including the Board of Education; and (iv) the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations.  The goal of this transfer is to house responsibility of child care and education programs under one agency.  The plan shall be submitted to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees no later than August 15, 2020. Such plan shall confirm the funding amounts and positions that need to be transferred between the impacted agencies, and shall identify any savings or additional costs associated with the transfer of these programs. The review shall also assess any potential administrative impacts on the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education."


(This amendment includes the same participants from the work group that would be established pursuant to House Bill 1012 to oversee the planning and implementation of the statewide unified early childhood care and education system.)