2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ingram
Merhcants Hope Church (language only)

Item 481 #9h

Item 481 #9h

Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies

Page 418, after line 46, insert:
"E.  The distribution of a grant originally appropriated to Merchants Hope Church within Chapter 951, 2005 Acts of Assembly, shall not be contingent upon the organization providing any source of matching funds as is normally required by §§ 2.2-1505 and 10.1-2213, Code of Virginia, or §4-5.05 of this act."
Page 418, line 47, strike "E." and insert "F."

(This amendment exempts the Merchants Hope Church Foundation from complying with the matching funds requirements found in the Code of Virginia and Appropriation Act. The Merchants Hope Church Foundation, to whom a nonstate agency grant of $25,000 was appropriated within Chapter 951, 2005 Acts of Assembly, is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Merchants Hope Church, a 306 year old structure. The purpose of the nonstate agency grant was to assist the foundation with the upkeep of the facility following major renovations to the structure. Although these renovations ($420,000) were entirely funded by private donations, cost overruns left the foundation without funds for the facility's upkeep.)