2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Melvin
Co-Patron(s): Joannou
Children's Museum of Virginia - Expansion

Item 531 #30h

Item 531 #30h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $250,000 FY2006 $250,000 GF

Page 388, after line 37, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Children's Museum of Virginia."

(This amendment provides a general fund grant of $250,000 each year to support upgrading the museum's exhibits and expanding its program space. The Children's Museum of Virginia attracts about 150,000 visitors annually and is the largest facility of its type in Virginia. The museum's staff report that the facility's program space must be enlarged to meet an increasing demand for group visits, to expand its market, and remain competitive. The general fund dollars included in this amendment will be matched by $410,000 in federal funds the museum has secured.)