2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mason
State Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program - SB 1328

Item 354 #2s

Item 354 #2s

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

Page 427, line 8, strike "$261,995,376" and insert "$262,495,376".


(This amendment provides $500,000 from the general fund the second year related to legislation (Senate Bill 1328) to establish a state-funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) in Virginia. The maintenance and service costs for both the Department of Social Services and the Office of Children's Services would remain the same for the 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, additional youths who would have exited foster care to the custody of a relative without an assistance payment were it not for state KinGAP, would require new funding for maintenance and service payments. For the state KinGAP program maintenance and service payments will be paid by the Office of Children's Services. This is a recommendation of the Commission on Youth.)