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1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

Department of Social Services

Item 388

Item 388

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Financial Assistance for Individual and Family Services (49000)$141,552,473$156,521,703
Day Care (49003)FY1997 $44,659,608FY1998 $44,659,608
Other Purchased Services (49004)FY1997 $14,421,040FY1998 $14,421,040
Direct Social Services (49005)FY1997 $61,827,742FY1998 $61,827,742
Individual and Family Economic Independence Services Through Day Care Support (49010)FY1997 $20,644,083FY1998 $35,613,313
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $26,218,162FY1998 $32,871,153
Federal TrustFY1997 $115,334,311FY1998 $123,650,550

Authority: Title 63.1, Chapters 1, 3, 6, 6.2, and 12.1, Code of Virginia.


A. The amount for Financial Assistance for Individual and Family Services shall be expended under regulations of the Board of Social Services to reimburse county and city welfare/social services boards pursuant to § 63.1-92, Code of Virginia, and subject to the same percentage limitations for other administrative services performed by county and city public welfare/social services boards and superintendents of public welfare/social services pursuant to other provisions of the Code of Virginia.


B. Out of the total appropriation for day care, $3,050,000 from the general fund and $7,625,000 from federal funds in the first year and $3,050,000 from the general fund and $7,625,000 from federal funds the second year will support state day care programs which will be administered on a sliding scale basis to income eligible families. The sliding fee scale and eligibility criteria are to be set according to the rules and regulations of the State Board of Social Services. Funds shall be targeted to families who are most in need of assistance with day care costs. Localities may exceed the standards established by the state by supplementing state funds with local funds.


C. Out of the amounts for day care, $7,143,547 from the general fund and $8,984,433 from federal funds the first year and $7,143,547 from the general fund and $8,984,433 from federal funds the second year will support child care necessary to permit an AFDC-eligible family member to accept employment or remain employed, for families eligible for services after termination of AFDC benefits in accordance with federal regulations; to support child care necessary to permit an AFDC-eligible family member to participate in an approved education or training activity and to permit a Food Stamp eligible family member to participate in approved activities under the Food Stamp Employment Training Program.


D. Included in this appropriation are funds to reimburse local social service agencies for social workers who deliver program services which include but are not limited to: child and adult protective services complaint investigations; foster care and adoption services; and adult services.


E. Notwithstanding § 4-1.03 of this act, general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations for the Child Day Care Fee System At-risk and At-risk Pass-thru programs shall not be: (1) transferred to support other child day care programs or for any other purpose; and (2) administratively restricted to provide preferential eligibility for these programs to former Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipients.


F. Included in this item is funding to carry out the responsibilities of the Virginia Council on Child Day Care and Early Childhood Programs. Notwithstanding § 4-1.03 of this act, federal block grant funding in this Item shall be expended as detailed in Child Care and Development Block Grant Plan in effect January 1, 1995. Nongeneral fund appropriations allocated for uses associated with the Head Start program or for the Centers for Families That Work shall not be transferred for any other use.