1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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GMU Improvement technology support

Item 200 #2s

Item 200 #2s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Higher Education
George Mason University FY1999 $2,031,250 FY2000 $2,031,250 GF
FY1999 $2,031,250 FY2000 $2,031,250 NGF

Page 149, line 33, strike "$160,197,118" and insert "$164,259,618".
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"G. 1.  Out of this appropriation, $2,031,250 from the general fund and $2,031,250 from nongeneral funds the first year and $2,031,250 from the general fund and $2,031,250 from nongeneral funds the second year is designated to support technology infrastructure and workforce training.  This appropriation includes funding to develop a minor concentration in information technology, training for "fast-track" certificates in technical fields, and additional merit-based scholarships for students in information technology.  The nongeneral fund component shall be supported from partnerships with private-sector organizations throughout the region.
2. By September 1, 1998, George Mason University shall submit a plan to the Secretary of Education, with copies to the chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Council of Higher Education detailing how the University will implement the workforce training initiative.  The plan shall include details on the number of students and faculty recruited to the program, estimated costs per student, contacts with business and industry, how scholarship assistance shall be awarded, and a method by which to assess the effectiveness of the program."

(This amendment provides funding for technology infrastructure and workforce training at George Mason University to meet the regional demand for trained workers in the field of information technology.)