SB 27 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program; VCCS shall establish, report.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Program (the Program) for the purpose of providing access to postsecondary educational opportunities to students living in poverty. The Program would provide scholarships to select comprehensive community colleges in the maximum amount of $4,000 per year, to be applied toward the costs of tuition and books, to 200 selected students who meet TANF eligibility requirements. The Program would be funded by the unexpended balance in federal TANF block grant funds. The bill directs VCCS to report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1 of each year regarding the effectiveness of and other information about the Program. The bill does not become effective unless an appropriation effectuating the purposes of the bill is included in an appropriation act passed in 2018 by the General Assembly that becomes law.

Full text:
11/20/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100247D  pdf

Status:
11/20/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100247D
11/20/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health