Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Locality Groupings [22 VAC 40 ‑ 293]
Establish regulation for changing locality groupings
Action 1244
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to establish new regulations related to locality groupings. Currently, localities are placed in groupings which determine the payment levels for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Procedures to change locality groupings have never been regulated. These regulations provide the rules for these changes, including the data to be provided, the requirement that funds be available as determined by the Commissioner, and the ability to change data sources upon agreement of the State Board.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2171 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/02/2003.
2172 Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
2403 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/26/2004.
2694 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/28/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark L. Golden  / TANF Manager
Address: Virginia Department of Social Services
7 North Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: (804)726-7356    TDD: (800)828-1120