2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Expand Funding for Immigrant Services

Item 355 #1h

Item 355 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $7,500,000 GF

Page 431, line 25, strike "$83,257,450" and insert "$90,757,450".


(This amendment adds $7.5 million from the general fund the second year for the Department of Social Services to (i) increase interpretation and translation services to help immigrants in Virginia access local resources through 2-1-1, including healthcare, housing, and other social services; and (ii) issue competitive grants through the Office of New Americans to community-based and faith-based organizations that are directly serving immigrants by preparing them for the US citizenship test, providing legal services, or providing social services in response to COVID-19.)