2020 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 1289)

Department of Social Services

Item 361.10

Item 361.10

Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in this Act, the amounts listed below associated with increased general fund spending within this agency shall be immediately unallotted upon enactment of these appropriations from the applicable Items of this agency and any other relevant Item of this act. Further, notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, any language associated with the spending listed below shall not be applicable unless, after such unallotment, a base amount of funding remains to which such language would be applicable or unless such language previously appeared in Chapter 854, 2019 Acts of Assembly. Any amounts referenced within any other Items of this Act that reflect or include the spending amounts listed below shall have no effect. These amounts shall remain unallotted until re-enacted by the General Assembly after acceptance of a revenue forecast that confirms the revenues estimated within this Act. No agency shall spend, commit, or otherwise obligate the amounts listed below from any source of funds for any of the purposes stated below or any other funds that may be unallotted.


FY 2021

FY 2022

Create a driver's license program for foster care youth



Increase TANF benefits and income eligibility



Provide prevention services for children and families



Adjust local staff minimum salary to stabilize workforce



Allocate one-time funding for the Laurel Center



Implement emergency approval process for kinship caregivers



Continue Linking Systems of Care program



Improve planning and operations of state-run emergency shelters



Fund 2-1-1 VIRGINIA contract costs



Fund adult licensing and child welfare unit licensing



Fund an evaluation team for evidence-based practices



Implement Family First evidence-based services



Fund the child welfare forecast



Fund local departments of social services prevention services



Fund foster care and adoptions cost of living adjustments



Fund emergency shelter management software and application



Fund child welfare systems improvements



Fund the replacement of the agency licensing system



Agency Total