The 2011 Executive Budget Document
Department of Veterans Services [ http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
The Department of Veterans Services serves Virginia’s veterans and their beneficiaries by ensuring they receive the benefits, support, quality care, and recognition they have earned through service and sacrifice.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 4,489,637||$ 17,700,072||$ 14,374,679|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 5,764,721||$ 27,814,841||$ 15,218,887|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 8,011,352||$ 30,287,605||$ 26,084,380|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 7,124,145||$ 35,615,085||$ 26,084,380|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 7,280,118||$ 35,820,085||$ 29,993,385|
|2011 Addenda||$ 0||$ 0||$ 0|
|2011 Total||$ 7,280,118||$ 35,820,085||$ 29,993,385|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 7,544,118||$ 35,820,085||$ 30,041,371|
|2012 Addenda||$ 469,470||$ 4,580,000||$ 4,337,585|
|2012 Total||$ 8,013,588||$ 40,400,085||$ 34,378,956|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||103.00||509.00||612.00|
|2012 Base Budget||104.00||509.00||613.00|
Capital Totals for the Biennium
|$ 0||$ 400,000||$ 0|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Authorize treasury loan for construction of Southwestern Virginia Veterans Care CenterGrants authority for the agency to apply for federal grant funding for the construction of a veterans care center in southwest Virginia. The total cost for this project is $30.0 million, for which a $10.5 million state share is required.
Ensure that state veterans cemeteries meet national shrine standardsProvides resources to ensure that state veterans cemeteries meet national shrine standards and operate in a safe, efficient manner by filling vacant positions, replacing worn out equipment, and purchasing necessary supplies.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 387,164 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 1
Establish county Veterans Service Officer programImproves access to claims representation for Virginia's veterans by helping cities and counties establish a County Veterans Service Officer program. The Department of Veterans Services liaison officer will provide initial and refresher training to County Veterans Service Officers and ongoing technical support and assistance.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 82,306 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 1
Increase appropriation for veterans care centerIncreases the agency's nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect a full year of operation at the Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 4,000,000
Meet requirements of veterans cemetery outer burial container programProvides the necessary spending authority to purchase cemetery outer burial vaults for resale. The 2010 General Assembly authorized the agency to sell outer burial containers at cost. This amendment also includes a position at both the Suffolk and Amelia locations to provide installation.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 280,000 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 2
Request federal grant funds for care center renovationsGrants authority to seek federal grant funding of up to $1.3 million for renovations at the Virginia Veterans Care Center. The state share of the renovations will be supported by internal resources.
Increase appropriation for Virginia Wounded Warrior ProgramIncreases appropriation to reflect receipt of a federal grant to provide services to veterans in rural areas.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 300,000