2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Morgan
King and Queen County Agribusiness Initiative

Item 531 #199h

Item 531 #199h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $0 FY2006 $20,000 GF

Page 482, after line 18, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $20,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to King and Queen County Public Schools."

(This amendment provides $20,000 from the general fund in the second year for to King and Queen County Public Schools for the development of a rural learning initiative focusing on agribusiness and related industries. The initiative will involve the development of after school and summer programs to expose young people to farming and horticulture. The county is proposing a much more elaborate program for a federal grant application. King and Queen County's economic base is agriculture, and the county school system is developing this program as a means of keeping young people in the county.)