Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program; DSS to establish and administer. (HB2041)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Social Services; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Department of Social Services (the Department) to establish and administer a three-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 prepaid scholarships to select community colleges in the amount of $2,000 per year, to be applied toward the costs of tuition and books, to 50 to 75 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 the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101403D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2041)
01/17/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17104984D-H1
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/03/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2041H1)
02/03/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations