2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Hamilton
Virginia Living Museum

Item 531 #44h

Item 531 #44h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $3,500,000 FY2006 $3,500,000 GF

Page 388, after line 37, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $3,500,000 the first year and $3,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Virginia Living Museum."

(This amendment provides a general fund grant of $3.5 million each year to the Virginia Living Museum to support its Capital expansion projects. During its 2001-02 fiscal year, the Virginia Living Museum provided hands-on environmental, life, and earth science programs to more than 70,000 schoolchildren at its facility in Newport News and more than 52,000 schoolchildren through community outreach programs in public schools. These community outreach programs with Virginia public schools have been cited as a model for museum-school collaboration by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Virginia Department of Education.)