1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Puller
Gender Equity Programs Funding

Item 136 #15h

Item 136 #15h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY1999 $0 FY2000 $2,455,000 GF

Page 104, line 27, strike "$317,835,043" and insert "$320,290,043".
Page 106, after line 21, insert:
"4.  Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Vocational Education Instruction, $2,455,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided for a one-time transition payment to maintain Virginia's Education for Independence Programs.  In future years, the program will be funded from federal Workforce Investment Act funds."

(This amendment allows a one-time transition payment for Virginia's Education for Independence programs. Historically, under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, the federal law provided a 10.5 percent set-aside for Virginia's Education for Independence programs. These vocational education programs provide job skills and support services for single parents, displaced homemakers, young women needing to support themselves and their families, and other targeted groups. The current law, going into effect July 1, 1999, no longer provides the set-aside funding, but anticipates that the programs can be funding from the Workforce Investment Act. There is a one-year lag between the two federal funding sources. Therefore, this amendment would provide one-year transition funding from the state. There are currently 40 programs supported by these funds across the Commonwealth, 27 at community colleges and 13 in secondary schools. These programs serve 6,500 students.)