2024 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Victim Services Grants

Item 394 #3s

Item 394 #3s

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Criminal Justice Services FY2025 $2,700,000 FY2026 $2,500,000 GF

Page 447, line 6, strike "$223,993,666" and insert "$226,693,666".
Page 447, line 6, strike "$227,893,666" and insert "$230,393,666".

Page 453, after line 44, insert:

"S.1. Included in the appropriation for this item is $2,5000,000 the first year and $2,500,000 the second year from the general fund to increase competitve grants awarded through the Victim Services Grant Program. The Department shall prioritize grants to victim services agencies that did not receive a dedicated appropriation in Chapter 1, 2023 Special Session I Acts of Assembly. This amount shall be in addition to nongeneral funds available through federal grants and special revenue included in this item.

2. In addition to the amounts appropriated in the preceding parapraph, $200,000 GF the first year from the general fund is included in this item for a contract with Ayuda to provide immigration, legal, and social services to victims of human trafficking in the Commonwealth."


(This amendment provides $2.7 million GF the first year and $2.5 million GF the second year to increase grants for victim services agencies, including: $2.5 million GF each year for Victim Services Grant Program competitive grants to offset expected declines in federal funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA); and $200,000 GF the first year designated for legal services for victims of human trafficking.)