2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

Department for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing

Item 287

Item 287

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Social Services Research, Planning, and Coordination (45000)$6,923,773
Technology Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (45004)FY2017 $5,830,413FY2018 $5,830,413
Consumer, Interpreter, and Community Support Services (45005)FY2017 $699,918FY2018 $699,918
Administrative Services (45006)FY2017 $393,442
FY2018 $393,619
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2017 $971,077
FY2018 $971,106
SpecialFY2017 $5,852,696FY2018 $5,852,844
Federal TrustFY2017 $100,000FY2018 $100,000

Authority: Title 51.5, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia.

A. Up to $38,798 the first year and up to $38,798 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Department of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DDHH) to contract with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) for the provision of shared administrative services. The scope of the services and specific costs shall be outlined in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between DDHH and DARS subject to the approval of the respective agency heads. Any revision to the MOU shall be reported by DARS to the Director, Department of Planning and Budget within 30 days.

B. Notwithstanding § 58.1-662 of the Code of Virginia, prior to the distribution of monies from the Communications Sales and Use Tax Trust Fund to counties, cities and towns, there shall be distributed monies in the fund to pay for the Technology Assistance Program. This requirement shall not change any other distributions required by law from the Communications Sales and Use Tax Trust Fund.

C. Out of this appropriation, $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to contract with the Connie Reasor Deaf Resource Center in Planning District 1 for the provision of outreach and technical assistance to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.