The 2010 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||$ 386,160,535||$ 1,452,386,244||$ 113,425,416|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 386,160,535||$ 1,452,386,244||$ 113,425,416|
|2011 Addenda||$ 915,538||$ 35,141,979||$ (2,942,564)|
|2011 Total||$ 387,076,073||$ 1,487,528,223||$ 110,482,852|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 386,160,535||$ 1,452,386,244||$ 113,425,416|
|2012 Addenda||$ 1,204,085||$ (1,924,886)||$ (3,109,305)|
|2012 Total||$ 387,364,620||$ 1,450,461,358||$ 110,316,111|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||389.31||1,272.19||1,661.50|
|2012 Base Budget||389.31||1,272.19||1,661.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($1,187,771) ($1,187,771)
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.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Account for increased child support paymentsAppropriates the anticipated increase (three percent) in child support payments to non-public assistance custodial partents.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $40,000,000 $40,000,000
Appropriate special fund support for local social services programsProvides additional special fund appropriation for various repayments and recoupment received by local departments.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Correct fund detail for Putative Father Registry appropriationTransfers special fund appropriation to the correct fund detail for the Putative Father Registry. Appropriation is currently 0200 and should be 0914.
Move child care administration appropriation to correct service areaMoves appropriation associated with child care administration from service area 45107 to 46006 to reflect the department's current organizational structure.
Distribute amounts for real estate fees to agency budgetsTransfers amounts for fees charged to agencies for central lease administration from the Department of General Services to agency budgets.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $144,267 $144,267
Appropriate stimulus dollarsAppropriates the last quarter of federal stimulus dollars for several social services programs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provided stimulus funds for multiple programs across two federal fiscal years. This technical adjustment increases nongeneral fund appropriations to reflect stimulus revenue that are anticipated for the first quarter of FY 2011. Specifically, the adjustment appropriates stimulus dollars associated with the Child Care and Development Grant ($18.9 million), food stamp administration ($2.6 million), child support enforcement ($1.7 million), Title IV-E ($3.3 million), the Community Services Block Grant ($4.0 million) and AmeriCorps ($131,452).
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $30,664,156 $0
Transfer funding to correct service areaMoves appropriations associated with low-income savings accounts and the Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition to the correct service area. This technical adjustment does not impact funding for these programs and nets to zero.
Adjust appropriation to reflect current organizational structureTransfers appropriation within administrative subprograms to effectively align staff and resources. This technical amendment transfers appropriation within administrative service areas to reflect the ancitipated operating structure and expenditures. This amendment nets to zero.
Reduce nongeneral fund appropriation to account for reduced expendituresReduces federal appropriation to reflect anticipated revenue. The Department of Social Services uses general fund to match federal dollars in administrative programs that have been reduced as the result of budget reductions. This technical adjustment will adjust the nongeneral fund appropriation to account for reduced general fund support available. In addition, child support enforcement appropriation has been reduced to reflect an expected downturn in collections.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund ($40,840,853) ($40,840,853)
Move child support enforcement collections revenue to appropriate fund detailTransfers the appropriation associated with child support collections and payments to non-custodial parents from a general special fund code (0200) to a unique fund code (0236). This move will make the general purpose 0200 fund code available for miscellaneous revenue that is received from time to time without confusing these funds with child support payments owed to clients.
Adjust child welfare fundingAdjusts foster care and adoption subsidy program budgets to meet the anticipated expenditures for the 2010-2012 biennium. Based on recent expenditure trends and the impact of recent child welfare policy changes, this amendment captures a small amount of savings in FY 2011 while funding increased costs in FY 2012.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($299,749) $3,992,900 Nongeneral Fund ($2,087,326) $2,449,041
Adjust Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefit programs appropriationUpdates appropriation to cover the anticipated federal share of mandated TANF benefits. Benefits include cash assistance payments, employment services and child care.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $7,258,648 $6,515,148
Provide funding for unemployed parents cash assistance programFunds the cost associated with an increasing caseload in 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. For FY 2009, the caseload nearly doubled, increasing from 1,181 cases to 2,074 cases; while expenditures have climbed by 72 percent. This amendment will hold benefits at the current levels while addressing continued caseload growth anticipated for FY 2011.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $7,255,158 $0
Limit courier mail serviceReduces the use of courier mail services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($67,678) ($67,678) Nongeneral Fund ($73,340) ($73,340)
Capture anticipated balances 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 FY 2010 appropriation by approximately $400,000.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($400,000) ($400,000)
Eliminate on-going support for Reston InterfaithEliminates funding provided to Reston Interfaith by the Department of Social Services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($50,000) ($50,000)
Reorganize and reduce central office administrative functionsReduces central office staffing and administrative functions. The Department of Social Services reviewed all administrative and program management areas for potential staff reductions. Based on this review, the department will reorganize its central office administrative functions allowing 25 full-time and four part-time positions to be eliminated.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($1,112,802) ($1,118,769) Nongeneral Fund ($1,010,062) ($1,020,836) Authorized Positions (25.00) (25.00)
Capture administrative savings in the licensure programReduces administrative expenses by requiring that all licensure correspondence (i.e. renewal letters, reminders, etc.) be electronic, eliminating pre-paid postage envelopes, and distributing training materials via the program’s web site.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($15,000) ($15,000)
Eliminate discretionary human resources expensesEliminates employee tuition assistance program, certain advertising, and publications.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($49,350) ($49,350) Nongeneral Fund ($49,350) ($49,350)
Eliminate on-going support for Visions of Truth MinistriesEliminates funding provided to Visions of Truth Ministries by the Department of Social Services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($75,000) ($75,000)
Reduce public affairs expensesScales back statewide media campaigns promoting awareness of various social services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($11,750) ($11,750) Nongeneral Fund ($13,862) ($13,862)
Capture anticipated balances in the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) savings programCaptures excess funding in the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($200,000) ($200,000)
Eliminate stipend program for social work studentsEliminates support for stipends provided by the Department of Social Services to bachelors and masters of social work students. This would not affect current recipients.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($450,000) ($450,000) Nongeneral Fund ($150,000) ($150,000)
Reduce support for Child Advocacy CentersReduces support provided to child advocacy centers from the Department of Social Services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($15,000) ($15,000)
Establish additional daily supervision rate structure for special needs children in foster care and adoptionsAccounts for additional federal dollars that would be received by the Commonwealth upon the implementation of a uniform restructuring tool and rate structure for determining the amount paid to therapeutic/treatment foster care and adoptive families for additional daily supervision. Moreover, a rate plan will allow the department to utilize federal IV-E dollars for the eligible children in the special needs adoption program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($885,004) ($885,004) Nongeneral Fund $885,004 $885,004
Raise child registry search feeRaises the existing fee (five dollars) for a central registry search by two dollars for all paying requestors. The current fee has been five dollars for more than ten years. The Code of Virginia provides that the search costs be borne by the employee or volunteer unless the children's residential facility, at its option, decides to pay the cost.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($130,000) ($130,000) Nongeneral Fund $130,000 $130,000
Reduce the chore and companion program at local departments of social servicesReduces chore and companion services provided by local departments of social services by ten percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($700,000) ($700,000)
Reduce the local employee training contract with Virginia Commonwealth University by 50 percentReduces local employee training contract. The Department of Social Services funds a social services training unit at Virginia Commonwealth University named Virginia Institute for Social Services Training (VISSTA) to provide training to local department employees. This savings strategy will decrease the contract amount by 50 percent which will cause similar decreases in VISSTA staff and the number of training sessions available to local employees.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($1,400,000) ($1,400,000) Nongeneral Fund ($1,700,000) ($1,700,000)
Capture internal audit savingsCaptures savings from the Division of Internal Audit within the Department of Social Services. The division will convert an administrative assistant position from classified to wage.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($27,000) ($27,000) Nongeneral Fund ($27,000) ($27,000)
Reduce support for various social services provided through local departmentsReduces funding for various social services provided through local departments known collectively as "other purchased services."
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($800,000) ($800,000)
Reduce support for the Earned Income Tax Credit CoalitionReduces funding provided to the Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition by the Department of Social Services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($32,775) ($32,775)
Reduce support for the Virginia Early Childhood FoundationReduces funding provided to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation by the Department of Social Services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($225,000) ($225,000)
Eliminate on-going support for Georgetown South Community Center renovationsEliminates funding for the Georgetown South community center site of Northern Virginia Family Services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($100,000) ($100,000)
Apply one percent cut to local departments of social services operationsReduces state support of local departments of social services operations by one percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($1,163,203) ($1,157,236) Nongeneral Fund ($1,163,203) ($1,157,236)
Eliminate on-going support for the Alexandria Parent Leadership Training InstituteEliminates funding for the Parent Leadership Training Institute services to improve child outcomes through parental involvement.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($10,000) ($10,000)
Eliminate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families spending for expanded programsReduces Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) spending on non-mandated programs.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund ($5,680,833) ($15,871,602)
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. None of the funding provided can be used for administrative or overhead expenses.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $1,000,000 $0
Offset a portion of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cuts to Healthy Families of VirginiaSupplants Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds received by Healthy Families of Virginia with general fund. Healthy Families of Virginia currently receives $5.4 million of TANF funding each year; however this discretionary expenditure had to be reduced so that there would be sufficient TANF to cover mandated costs. This amendment provides general fund to backfill the lost TANF such that Healthy Families of Virginia will experience a ten percent ($547,278) reduction in total support each year.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $1,368,195 $4,925,501
Offset a portion of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cuts to local domestic violence grantsSupplants Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for local domestic violence grants with general fund. These grants currently receive $1.4 million of TANF funding each year; however this discretionary expenditure had to be reduced so that there would be sufficient TANF to cover mandated costs. This amendment provides general fund to backfill the lost TANF such that local domestic violence grants will experience a ten percent ($138,750) reduction in state support each year.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $555,000 $1,248,750
Eliminate semi-annual reporting requirement for food stamp recipientsStrikes budget language that requires food stamp recipients to make semi-annual reports as opposed to certifications that are conducted by local agencies.