2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Provide for Additional Veterans Support

Item 470 #1h

Item 470 #1h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Veterans and Defense Affairs
Department of Veterans Services FY2023 $4,500,000 FY2024 $9,000,000 GF
FY2023 41.00 FY2024 41.00 FTE

Page 488, line 4, strike "$33,602,661" and insert "$38,102,661".
Page 488, line 4, strike "$32,560,462" and insert "$41,560,462".

Page 489, after line 13, insert:

“G. Out of the appropriation for this item, $4,500,000 the first year and $9,000,000 the second year from the general fund to expand services, including but not limited to opening additional veterans benefits offices in areas where the need for services is greatest, hiring of benefits staff in both new and established offices, and for additional positions in the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Services and Veterans Education, Transition, and Employment Services program areas as needed. The Department shall submit a report on how the funding was allocated and the additional services provided to the Governor, the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees, the Secretary of Finance, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, by October 1, 2022.”


(This amendment provides additional general fund funding to expand programming by the Department of Veterans Services for direct services to veterans.)