The 2013 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|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 8,011,352||$ 30,287,605||$ 26,084,380|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 7,124,145||$ 35,615,085||$ 26,084,380|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 7,280,118||$ 35,820,085||$ 29,993,385|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 8,515,991||$ 41,400,085||$ 35,738,811|
|2013 Addenda||$ 9,676,067||$ 44,448,821||$ 38,038,406|
|2013 Addenda||$ 0||$ 0||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 9,676,067||$ 44,448,821||$ 38,038,406|
|2014 Addenda||$ 9,654,046||$ 45,355,072||$ 38,707,031|
|2014 Addenda||$ 283,309||$ 1,121,785||$ 711,785|
|2014 Total||$ 9,937,355||$ 46,476,857||$ 39,418,816|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
Capital Totals for the Biennium
|$ 0||$ 541,539||$ 0|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Increase appropriation for fringe benefit rate changesReflects the nongeneral fund portion of legislatively authorized fringe benefit rate changes.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 711,785
Transfer funding between service areasTransfers funding and positions associated with the Wounded Warrior program from case management services to a newly created service area.
Adjust funding for changes in methodology for Oracle related chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of the impact of VITA charges resulting from a planned change in the rates methodology as applied to Oracle specific costs effective July 1, 2013. Under the new methodology, Oracle costs will be charged directly to those few agencies with Oracle licenses rather than sharing the costs via standard server rates among the many agencies using the servers on which the Oracle software resides as is currently done.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (5,377)
Supplant cemetery equipment replacement fundingShifts cemetery equipment replacement costs from the general fund to nongeneral funds.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (80,000)
Provide nongeneral fund appropriation for cemetery equipment replacementIncreases federal appropriation to support the equipment replacement plan at Virginia's three veterans cemeteries. There are over 120 pieces of essential equipment in total at the three cemeteries that must be maintained or replaced.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 160,000
Enhance management of state veterans cemeteriesTransfers one available, unfilled nongeneral fund position from within the veterans care centers to the cemetery service area to assist in cemetery operations, including new programs and services and veterans outreach.
Fund War Memorial rent increaseReflects a new rental rate developed specifically for the Virginia War Memorial to cover the expenses associated with the newly renovated facility. The special rate needed for the Memorial is due to the increase in square footage, the higher quality and more complex systems, museum-like spaces, extended openings, additional security needs, and greater custodial and landscape care.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 46,260
Increase employment opportunities for Virginia veteransProvides funding to enhance the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) initiative, a program for companies who need to re-capitalize their workforce and believe veterans are part of that effort. Through the V3 program, Virginia employers receive assistance in revamping their recruitment and retention programs in order to increase employment opportunities for veterans.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 150,000
Increase appropriation to reflect donationsIncreases the nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect an increase in donations for the agency's Wounded Warrior program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 50,000
Establish nongeneral fund appropriation for Fort Monroe Freedom Support CenterEstablishes a nongeneral fund appropriation for the Fort Monroe Freedom Support Center to reflect donations, revenues, and federal funding.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 200,000
Supplant funding for replacement of generatorCaptures discretionary general fund that was designated for replacement of a generator. This funding will be supplanted with agency nongeneral funds.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (77,574)
Reduce travel and equipment expensesCaptures savings from a reduction in travel by agency staff and a delay in furniture replacement.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (20,000)
Automate education program application and management systemAutomates the application, approval, and management processes for the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependent Education Program. The web-based system will simplify reporting and tracking of applications, enrollment, graduation, and benefits.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 75,000
Provide support for Granting Freedom programProvides funding for grants to Virginia veterans of up to $4,000 each to enable veterans to make home modifications to improve home access and mobility. Granting Freedom was begun in 2005 in an effort to assist war veterans in need of assistance with modification to their homes to accommodate service-related injuries.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 200,000
Reduce costs associated with board meetingsCaptures savings resulting from a reduction in the number of annual meetings of the Board of Veterans Services and the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (5,000)
Recommended Capital Budget Addenda
Maintenance ReserveAppropriates federal funds to support maintenance projects at Virginia's three veterans cemeteries.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 80,000