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2009 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Department of Social Services

Item 342

Item 342

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Child Welfare Services (46900)$163,057,764
$175,659,570
$170,055,444
$171,432,966
Foster Care Payments and Supportive Services (46901)FY2009 $84,345,995
$82,456,626
FY2010 $87,187,707
$85,287,004
Supplemental Child Protective Activities (46902)FY2009 $4,989,561FY2010 $4,989,561
$4,276,611
Adoption Subsidies and Supportive Services (46903)FY2009 $73,722,208
$88,213,383
FY2010 $77,878,176
$81,869,351
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 $92,545,742
$93,751,355
FY2010 $97,019,110
$97,999,723
SpecialFY2009 $948,245FY2010 $948,245
$460,295
Federal TrustFY2009 $69,563,777
$80,959,970
FY2010 $72,088,089
$72,972,948

Authority: Title 63.2, Chapters 3, 10, 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2, 12.1, and 18, Code of Virginia; P.L. 100-294, P.L. 101-126, P.L. 101-226, P.L. 105-89, as amended, Federal Code.


A. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for the purchase of services for victims child abuse and neglect prevention activities as stated in § 63.2-1502, Code of Virginia, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Board of Social Services.


B. Expenditures meeting the criteria of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act shall be fully reimbursed except that expenditures otherwise subject to a standard local matching share under applicable state policy, including local staffing, shall continue to require local match. The Commissioner shall ensure that local social service boards obtain reimbursement for all children eligible for Title IV-E coverage.


C. This appropriation includes $180,200 from the general fund and $99,800 from nongeneral funds the first year and $180,200 from the general fund and $99,800 from nongeneral funds the second year to continue respite care for foster parents.


D. The Commissioner, in cooperation with the Department of Planning and Budget, shall establish a reasonable, automatic adjustment for inflation each year to be applied to the room and board maximum rates paid to foster parents. However, this provision shall apply only in fiscal years following a fiscal year in which salary increases are provided for state employees.


E. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be provided for Volunteer Emergency Families for Children to expand its shelter care network for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless, and at-risk children throughout Virginia.


F. The Department of Social Services shall develop additional performance measures for the adoption subsidy program to measure, over a fiscal year, the percentage of foster care children with a goal of adoption who are placed in adoptive homes and, of those, the average number of months since the termination of parental rights and the average number of months since the goal of adoption was established.


G. The Department of Social Services shall develop and maintain a Memorandum of Understanding with the Comprehensive Health Investment Project (CHIP) of Virginia to pilot the use of foster care prevention funding in Southwest Virginia. Additional funding which may be available through this effort to Southwest Virginia CHIP projects cannot be used to supplant existing resources for those projects.


H. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from nongeneral funds is provided for the Child Abuse Prevention Play administered by Theatre IV of Richmond.