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2020 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5005 (Chapter 56)

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

$100,000

$200,000

Increase TANF benefits and income eligibility

$1,159,901

$1,159,901

Provide prevention services for children and families

$3,410,050

$8,410,050

Adjust local staff minimum salary to stabilize workforce

$5,592,707

$5,592,707

Allocate one-time funding for the Laurel Center

$500,000

$0

Implement emergency approval process for kinship caregivers

$75,000

$75,000

Continue Linking Systems of Care program

$187,443

$467,116

Improve planning and operations of state-run emergency shelters

$188,945

$152,117

Fund 2-1-1 VIRGINIA contract costs

$153,614

$153,614

Fund adult licensing and child welfare unit licensing

$0

$2,130,394

Fund an evaluation team for evidence-based practices

$801,328

$765,187

Implement Family First evidence-based services

$1,074,500

$1,074,500

Fund the child welfare forecast

$722,339

$722,339

Fund local departments of social services prevention services

$12,455,329

$17,437,461

Fund foster care and adoptions cost of living adjustments

$2,262,173

$2,262,173

Fund emergency shelter management software and application

$492,800

$154,000

Fund child welfare systems improvements

$250,000

$0

Fund the replacement of the agency licensing system

$2,220,134

$431,638

Agency Total

$31,646,263

$41,188,197