2004 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5001 (Chapter 4)

Department of Social Services

Item 355

Item 355

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
State Administration for Standards of Living Services (45100)$49,987,126$47,945,246
Regional and Areawide Assistance Administration (45101)FY2005 $5,005,090FY2006 $5,005,090
State Administration of Financial Assistance for Standards of Living Services (45102)FY2005 $16,407,922FY2006 $14,366,042
State Administration of Social Services for Standards of Living (45103)FY2005 $6,038,814FY2006 $6,038,814
Community Services Block Grant (45104)FY2005 $17,618,570FY2006 $17,618,570
Financial Assistance to Localities for Social Services (45105)FY2005 $4,916,730FY2006 $4,916,730
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $13,124,448FY2006 $12,103,508
Federal TrustFY2005 $36,862,678FY2006 $35,841,738

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 54; Title 63.1, Chapters 1 and 6, Code of Virginia; Title VI, Subtitle B, P.L. 97-35, as amended; P.L. 103-252, as amended; P.L. 104-193, as amended, Federal Code.

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

The funds 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), adjusted to ensure that no agency receives less than 1.5 percent of any increase.

2. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant shall be provided for expansion of community action services into the following previously unserved local jurisdictions: the City of Petersburg (to be served by the Richmond Community Action Program); the Counties of Nottoway, Lunenburg, and Charlotte (by the Central Piedmont Action Council); the County of Orange (by the Skyline Community Action Program); the County of Brunswick (by the Sussex-Surry-Greensville Improvement Association); the County of Campbell (by the Lynchburg Community Action Group); and the County of Lee (by the Rural Areas Development Association, Inc.).

3. Out of this appropriation, the Department of Social Services shall allocate a total of $3,397,859 each year from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant for community action agencies to promote self-sufficiency. This amount includes funding described in Item 355 A.2., which provides $250,000 each year from the TANF grant for community action services in selected jurisdictions.

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.