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Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

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Department of Social Services

Item 341

Item 341

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Child Welfare Services (46900)$174,245,071
$172,542,871
$174,189,267
$175,237,067
Foster Care Payments and Supportive Services (46901)
Foster Care Payments (46901)
FY2013 $62,561,740
$44,531,466
FY2014 $62,561,740
$44,931,466
Supplemental Child Protective Activities (46902)
Supplemental Child Welfare Activities (46902)
FY2013 $4,107,950
$23,210,945
FY2014 $4,107,950
$25,505,141
Adoption Subsidies and Supportive Services (46903)
Adoption Subsidy Payments (46903)
FY2013 $107,575,381
$104,800,460
FY2014 $107,519,577
$104,800,460
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2013 $92,850,973
$91,056,429
FY2014 $92,810,643
$93,016,099
SpecialFY2013 $325,030FY2014 $325,030
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2013 $235,265FY2014 $235,265
Federal TrustFY2013 $80,833,803
$80,926,147
FY2014 $80,818,329
$81,660,673

Authority: Title 63.2, Chapters 1, 2, 4 and 8 through 15, Code of Virginia; P.L. 100-294, P.L. 101-126, P.L. 101-226, P.L. 105-89, as amended, Federal Code.


A. 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.


B. 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.


C. 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.


D. Out of this appropriation, $180,200 the first year and $180,200 the second year from the general fund and $99,800 the first year and $99,800 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be provided to continue respite care for foster parents.


E. Out of this appropriation, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be provided to support the Virginia Child Protection Accountability System.


F.  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.


G. Out of this appropriation, $600,000 the second year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant shall be provided to support child welfare family engagement activities.


H.1. Out of this appropriation, $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund and $350,000 from federal funds shall be provided to implement pilot programs that increase the number of foster care children adopted.


2. Of the amounts in H.1., $1,000,000 from the general fund shall be used to provide parents adopting foster care children with a one-time payment, in addition to current subsidies, of up to $1,000 per child upon finalization of the adoption.


3. Of the amounts in H.1., $1,000,000 from the general fund and available federal funds shall be used to contract with external organizations to implement on-going supportive services and improve recruiting efforts.


4. Beginning October 1, 2013, the department shall provide a quarterly report, within 30 days of quarter end, on the use and effectiveness of this funding to the Governor, Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget.