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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of Social Services

Item 328

Item 328 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Financial Assistance for Local Social Services Staff (46000)$377,631,808$384,118,533
Eligibility Determination Local Staff and Operations (46003)FY2011 $192,037,998FY2012 $197,343,756
Social Worker Local Staff and Operations (46006)FY2011 $185,593,810FY2012 $186,774,777
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $114,405,454FY2012 $114,310,867
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $3,000,000FY2012 $3,000,000
Federal TrustFY2011 $260,226,354FY2012 $266,807,666

Authority: Title 63.2, Chapters 1, 6, 6.2, 6.5, 13 and 14, Code of Virginia; P.L. 104-193, Titles IV A, XIX, and XXI, Social Security Act, Federal Code, as amended.


A. The amounts in this Item shall be expended under regulations of the Board of Social Services to reimburse county and city welfare/social services boards pursuant to § 63.2-401, 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, as amended.


B. Pursuant to the provisions of §§ 63.2-403, 63.2-406, 63.2-407, 63.2-408, and 63.2-615 Code of Virginia, all moneys deducted from funds otherwise payable out of the state treasury to the counties and cities pursuant to the provisions of § 63.2-408, Code of Virginia, shall be credited to the applicable general fund account.


C. Included in this appropriation are funds to reimburse local social service agencies for eligibility workers who interview applicants to determine qualification for public assistance benefits which include but are not limited to: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Food Stamps; and Medicaid.


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. Out of the federal fund appropriation for local social services staff, amounts estimated at $32,000,000 the first year and $32,000,000 the second year shall be set aside for allowable local costs which exceed available general fund reimbursement and amounts estimated at $16,000,000 the first year and $16,000,000 the second year shall be set aside to reimburse local governments for allowable costs incurred in administering public assistance programs.


F. If there is an extension through June 30, 2011 of increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5), the reduction of $1,641,894 the first year from the general fund in this item shall not become effective. The Governor shall have authority to direct that the reduction authorized in this paragraph be imposed, either partially or in full, as he deems necessary in order to ensure that the costs to the Commonwealth of contingent restorations in various items within this act do not exceed the amount of funding made available due to an extension of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.