2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
VA Community Action Partnership "Virginia CASH Campaign"

Item 347 #6h

Item 347 #6h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,064,275 GF

Page 435, line 8, strike "$62,900,789" and insert "$63,965,064".

Page 439, line 15, strike the second "$200,000" and insert "$450,000".


(This amendment adds $1,064,275 from the general fund the second year for the Virginia Community Action Partnership contract to manage the statewide "Virginia CASH Campaign," the state supported Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program providing outreach, education and tax preparation services for Virginians who may be eligible for both the federal and new state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The local and regional programs are successful at coordinating volunteers to provide access to this vital service, but the current funding level has not been increased since 2010 and programs are struggling to maintain staff and provide assistance for the recently enacted state partially refundable earned income tax credit. The proposed amendment would increase annual funding $185,725 to a total of $1,250,000.)