2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mason
Co-Patron(s): Favola
State Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program

Item 354 #1s

Item 354 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $73,000 FY2022 $73,000 GF

Page 357, line 41, strike "$272,351,043" and insert "$272,424,043".
Page 357, line 41, strike "$268,464,940" and insert "$268,537,940".


(This amendment provides $73,000 from the general fund each year related to legislation to establish a state funded KinGap program in Virginia. The maintenance and service costs for both DSS and OCS would remain the same for the estimated 50 youth who would qualify for the new program since they currently receive these payments until the age of 18 and who would have otherwise "aged-out" without achieving permanency. However, 4 additional youths who would have exited foster care to the custody of a relative without an assistance payment were it not for state KGAP, would require new funding for maintenance and service payments. For the state KinGAP program maintenance and service payments will be paid by Office of Children's Services. It is assumed that an average of 4 youths will enter the program every year, while one youth ages-out or otherwise leave the program each year. This is a recommendation of the Commission on Youth.)