Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program; DSS to establish and administer. (SB838)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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


11/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100683D
11/15/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB838)
01/27/2017Committee substitute printed 17104289D-S1
01/27/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB838S1)
02/01/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17104977D-S2
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB838S2)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read second time
02/03/2017Committee substitute rejected 17104289D-S1
02/03/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104977D-S2
02/03/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB838S2
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education
02/10/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/20/2017Reported from Education (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2017Left in Appropriations