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Locality Groupings [22 VAC 40 ‑ 293]
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Description This regulation establishes procedures by which local boards of social services may request changes in their locality grouping, which is used to determine the amount of payment for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). To change locality groupings, local boards must provide fair market rent data to the State Board of Social Services. If the data meets the criteria stated in the regulation, that is, the rent costs in the petitioning locality are 20% higher than a bordering locality and both localities are in the same grouping, or the rent costs are less than or equal in a bordering locality and the bordering locality is in a higher grouping, then the change may be approved. In all cases funds must be available for the change to be effective.
State Authority § § 63.2-217
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of this regulation is to create a more equitable TANF payment structure by providing a means for a locality to change a designated grouping assignment.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Sheila Lemon  / Board Liaison
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: sheila.lemon@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7683    FAX: (804)726-7015    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish regulation for changing locality groupings Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/28/2004.