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1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

Grants to Localities

Item 333

Item 333

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Financial Assistance for Health Services (44500)$146,020,606$138,073,606
Substance Abuse Services (44501)FY1997 $50,879,051FY1998 $49,994,573
Local Administration Services (44503)FY1997 $11,677,563FY1998 $7,851,146
Mental Health Services (44506)FY1997 $57,979,323FY1998 $56,147,850
Mental Retardation Services (44507)FY1997 $25,484,669FY1998 $24,080,037
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $111,640,724FY1998 $103,693,724
SpecialFY1997 $1,590,976FY1998 $1,590,976
Federal TrustFY1997 $32,788,906FY1998 $32,788,906

Authority: Title 37.1, Chapter 10, Code of Virginia.


A. It is the intent of the General Assembly that community mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services are to be improved throughout the state. Funds provided in this item shall not be used to supplant the funding effort provided by localities for services existing as of June 30, 1996.


B. Further, it is the intent of the General Assembly that funds appropriated for this item may be used by Community Services Boards to purchase, develop, lease, or otherwise obtain, in accordance with § 37.1-197, Code of Virginia, real property necessary to the provision of residential services funded by this item.


C. Out of the appropriation for this item, funds are provided to Community Services Boards in an amount sufficient to reimburse the Virginia Housing Development Authority for principal and interest payments on residential projects for the mentally disabled financed by the Housing Authority.


D. The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services shall make payments to the Community Services Boards from this item in twenty-four equal semimonthly installments, except for necessary budget revisions or the operational phase-in of new programs.


E. Failure of a board to participate in Medicaid covered services and to meet all requirements for provider participation shall result in the termination of a like amount of state grant support.


F. Community Services Boards may establish a line of credit loan for up to three months' operating expenses to assure adequate cash flow.