Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program; VCCS shall establish, report. (SB27)

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


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 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100247D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB27)
01/31/2018Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB27E
02/02/2018Printed as engrossed 18100247D-E
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB27E)
02/22/2018Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB285.