Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program; VCCS to establish and administer. (SB1000)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patrons Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


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), beginning in 2019, 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 of the Program regarding the effectiveness of and other information about the Program. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


05/29/2019: In Subcommittee


07/16/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100088D
07/16/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/10/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/10/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1000)
01/23/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1000E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19100088D-E
01/28/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Placed on Calendar
01/30/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations
05/29/2019Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology