1998 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Department of Social Services

Item 384

Item 384 (Not set out)

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
State Administration for Standards of Living Services (45100)$28,301,469$28,905,338
Regional and Areawide Assistance Administration (45101)FY1997 $3,888,252FY1998 $3,887,750
State Administration of Financial Assistance for Standards of Living Services (45102)FY1997 $3,250,642FY1998 $3,355,454
State Administration of Social Services for Standards of Living (45103)FY1997 $3,128,629FY1998 $3,128,188
Community Services Block Grant (45104)FY1997 $8,667,672FY1998 $9,167,672
Financial Assistance to Localities for Social Services (45105)FY1997 $9,366,274FY1998 $9,366,274
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $5,927,369FY1998 $6,531,969
SpecialFY1997 $100,000FY1998 $100,000
Federal TrustFY1997 $22,274,100FY1998 $22,273,369

Authority: Title 63.1, Chapters 1 and 6, and Title 2.1, Chapter 39, Code of Virginia; P.L. 104-193, Federal Code.

A. All increased state or federal funds distributed to Community Action Agencies after July 1, 1996, shall be distributed as follows:

1. First, if Skyline Community Action Program has complied with the criteria for funding prescribed by the Virginia Department of Social Services, its funding shall be increased to the floor funding level of $160,159 annually.

2. Next, all remaining funds will be divided equally. One-half shall be distributed to all local Community Action Agencies according to the Department of Social Services funding formula (75 percent based on low-income population, 20 percent based on number of jurisdictions served, and five percent based on square mileage served). The second half shall be distributed to local Community Action Agencies that receive less than the maximum amount distributed to any local agency and less than that agency would receive if all funds distributed to local Community Action Agencies were distributed under the Department of Social Services formula (75%, 20%, 5%). These funds shall be prorated according to the local agencies' relative underfunded amount. This process shall continue until all local agencies reach funding parity.

B. The Department shall continue to fund from this Item all Community Action Agencies funded in Item 463 of Chapter 853 of the 1995 Acts of Assembly.

C. The toll-free telephone hotline operated by the Department of Social Services to receive child abuse and neglect complaints shall also be publicized and used by the Department to receive complaints of adult abuse and neglect.