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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of Social Services

Item 331

Item 331

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Child Welfare Services (46900)$160,842,732$166,530,567
$173,430,567
Foster Care Payments and Supportive Services (46901)FY2011 $62,968,154FY2012 $70,261,740
$66,861,740
Supplemental Child Protective Activities (46902)FY2011 $4,307,950FY2012 $4,307,950
Adoption Subsidies and Supportive Services (46903)FY2011 $93,566,628FY2012 $91,960,877
$102,260,877
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $83,917,607FY2012 $87,374,663
$93,774,663
SpecialFY2011 $425,030FY2012 $425,030
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $135,265FY2012 $135,265
Federal TrustFY2011 $76,364,830FY2012 $78,595,609
$79,095,609

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. 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.


G. Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from nongeneral funds is provided to implement the Virginia Child Protection Accountability System.


H. If there is an extension through June 30, 2011 of increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5), the first year reduction of $1,000,000 from the general fund and the addition of $1,000,000 from nongeneral funds the first year 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.


I. If there is an extension through June 30, 2011 of increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5) for state foster care and adoption assistance payments, the reduction of $3,000,000 from the general fund the first year in this item shall be restored. 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. 


J.  Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 63.2-1300 through 63.2-1303, Code of Virginia, adoption assistance subsidies and supportive services shall not be available for children adopted through parental placements.  This restriction does not apply to existing adoption assistance agreements.