2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Funding for Agricultural Best Managment Practices

Item 360 #3s

Item 360 #3s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2013 $30,000,000 FY2014 $0 GF

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(This amendment provides an additional $30.0 million from the Water Quality Improvement Fund for the agricultural best management practices cost share program. These funds shall be distributed in accordance with § 10.1-2128.1, Code of Virginia, including 8 percent for distribution to local Soil and Water Conservation districts to provide technical assistance. The additional funds will also help Soil and Water Conservation Districts to hire 10 additional technical assistance positions in order to increase their capacity for distribution of additional cost share funds to farmers in current and future years. A companion amendment to Item 366 transfers $30.0 million from the WQIF point source in DEQ to this Item for this purpose.)