1998 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Grants to Localities

Item 347

Item 347

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Financial Assistance for Health Services (44500)$164,454,733$161,644,398
Substance Abuse Services (44501)FY1999 $68,491,962FY2000 $68,416,962
Local Administration Services (44503)FY1999 $8,104,015FY2000 $8,104,015
Mental Health Services (44506)FY1999 $62,008,394FY2000 $62,237,165
Mental Retardation Services (44507)FY1999 $25,850,362FY2000 $22,886,256
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $112,813,757FY2000 $110,003,422
SpecialFY1999 $1,640,976FY2000 $1,640,976
Federal TrustFY1999 $50,000,000FY2000 $50,000,000

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.

G. Out of the appropriation for this item, $75,000 the first year from the general fund shall be provided to the Hope Center for Women.