The 2011 Executive Budget Document
Department of Social Services [ http://www.dss.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
VDSS: People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families, and communities.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 362,182,791||$ 1,376,843,563||$ 99,198,233|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 403,303,666||$ 1,410,598,585||$ 102,556,760|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 380,279,227||$ 1,417,475,684||$ 115,659,879|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 387,238,581||$ 1,449,900,233||$ 113,769,605|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 381,065,984||$ 1,487,628,223||$ 113,561,654|
|2011 Addenda||$ (1,264,717)||$ 51,748,057||$ 0|
|2011 Total||$ 379,801,267||$ 1,539,376,280||$ 113,561,654|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 371,559,335||$ 1,450,561,358||$ 113,561,653|
|2012 Addenda||$ 1,871,884||$ 62,089,316||$ 0|
|2012 Total||$ 373,431,219||$ 1,512,650,674||$ 113,561,653|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||376.21||1,260.29||1,636.50|
|2012 Base Budget||376.21||1,260.29||1,636.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Adjust child welfare fundingAdjusts foster care and adoption subsidy program budgets to meet the anticipated expenditures for the 2010-2012 biennium. Based on expenditure trends and the impact of recent child welfare policy changes, this amendment covers an anticipated general fund shortfall in FY 2011 while capturing a small amount of savings in FY 2012.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 1,324,920 $ (760,673) Nongeneral Fund $ (2,256,908) $ (2,992,723)
Adjust funding for the unemployed parent (UP) programFunds the estimated costs associated with the unemployed parent cash assistance program. The unemployed parent program provides support to eligible low-income two-parent families to ensure that their most basic subsistence needs are met. This amendment captures a small general fund surplus that is anticipated in FY 2011 while providing additional support to meet caseload growth in FY 2012.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (1,824,323) $ 2,557,336
Adjust Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant appropriationUpdates appropriation to cover the anticipated federal share of mandated TANF benefits. Benefits include cash assistance payments, employment services and child care. This amendment also increases the anticipated cost allocation of TANF administration.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ (1,328,517) $ 1,979,320
Bring training of local departments of social services employees in-houseEliminates the contract with Virginia Commonwealth University to train local department of social services employees and provides for in-house training. This strategy includes the hiring of 24 classified employees to provide the necessary local training.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (462,500) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ (462,500) Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 24
Capture excess funding in the auxiliary grant programCaptures the anticipated general fund surplus in the Auxiliary Grant Program. Based on recent projections, this program is expected to under-expend its annual appropriation by approximately $500,000. This reduction will have no impact on grant rates or client eligibility.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (500,000) $ (500,000)
Fund anticipated operational costs for child support enforcementProvides general fund support to avoid significant reductions to child support collection efforts. The Office of Child Support Enforcement is anticipating a shortfall of $40.8 million in the 2010-2012 biennium and will require approximately $13.5 million general fund to maintain current services. Because Title IV-D child support is 66 percent federal, there will be a loss of roughly $2 in federal funds for every $1 dollar of general fund that is not restored. The need for additional funding is related to the replacement of $6.6 million general fund that was supplanted with one-time stimulus dollars as well as a continued decline in retained collections.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 2,750,280 $ 10,708,279 Nongeneral Fund $ (2,750,280) $ (4,130,471)
Provide funding to the Federation of Virginia Food BanksProvides funding for the Federation of Virginia Food Banks to purchase food, which will be distributed to needy Virginians through the Commonwealth's network of food banks. This support will assist food banks across the state meet increasing demands. It is estimated that Virginia's food banks are giving out over twenty percent more food than a year ago. None of the funding provided can be used for administrative or overhead expenses.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 500,000
Reduce administrative spending by 7.7 percentImplements cost saving strategies throughout the agency to achieve a 7.7 percent savings in administrative costs. This will be done through the elimination and restructuring of existing positions throughout the agency, the reduction of discretionary spending, and the conversion of contractor positions to classified employees.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (1,000,000) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ (858,793) Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 20
Replace general fund support for at-risk child careReduces general fund support of child care for individuals who are at-risk of needing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or who are transitioning off from TANF. It is anticipated that sufficient nongeneral funds are available to offset the entire FY 2012 cut and avoid any service reductions in this biennium.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (7,966,307) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 7,966,307
Restore funding for auxiliary grant per federal mandateAppropriates funds to restore a pending rate reduction for the auxiliary grant program. A prior year budget action will cut rates paid to assisted living facilities on behalf of auxiliary grant recipients beginning in FY 2012. Lowering this rate could potentially result in a loss of Medicaid coverage since all auxiliary grant recipients are categorically eligible for Medicaid. Therefore, the budget reduction must be reversed in order for Virginia to meet federal Medicaid maintenance of eligibility requirements associated with Health Care Reform. The funding provided reflects the allocation of general fund that was supplanted with increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) revenue. A separate amendment captures a projected surplus in this program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 2,400,000
Supplant general fund in the domestic violence programSubstitutes general fund that supports domestic violence programs with one-time federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) dollars. This substitution will alleviate the reduction of services in FY 2012. However, continued funding for this program would be subject to the availability of future TANF dollars.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (1,248,750) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 1,248,750
Supplant general fund provided to Healthy Families of VirginiaSubsitutes general fund provided to Healthy Families of Virginia with one-time federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) dollars. This substitution will alleviate the reduction of services in FY 2012. However, continued funding for this program would be subject to the availablity of future TANF dollars.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (2,355,501) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 2,355,501
Supplant general fund with one-time federal grant balancesSwaps general fund support of employment services with one-time Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) dollars in FY 2011. The general fund currently supporting employment services will be replaced with a like amount of TANF. The lost maintenance of effort (MOE) associated with the supplanted general fund will be replaced with state spending for Pre-K.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ (3,015,594) $ 0 Nongeneral Fund $ 3,015,594 $ 0
Appropriate federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) fundsAppropriates the estimated federal revenue that will be received for LIHEAP. LIHEAP is a subsidy program offered through local departments of social services to assist low-income households meet their energy needs. There is no impact on general fund expenditures because Virginia does not subsidize this federal program and no state match is required.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 49,483,925 $ 49,483,925
Appropriate federal support of local social services programsAppropriates federal dollars that are matched by localities with local funds in support of local staff and operations above that which is required by the state. This appropriation supports optional local programs by drawing down federal revenue to match local dollars. There is no state support or obligation required.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 5,000,000 $ 7,500,000
Make technical correctionsMoves funding between service areas to ensure the proper accounting of dollars. This technical action transfers appropriations associated with several programs to the correct service areas. This technical adjustment does not impact any agency services and nets to zero.
Move supplanted funds to support information technology costsMoves supplanted general fund within the department to support information technology costs. The general fund currently supporting employment services will be replaced with a like amount of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) dollars. General fund will be transferred to the information technology service area within the department with no impact on services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 584,243 $ 0