2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Project Discovery Grant

Item 138 #6c

Item 138 #6c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2013 $350,000 FY2014 $350,000 GF

Page 95, line 3, strike "$9,456,858" and insert "$9,806,858".
Page 95, line 3, strike "$9,076,858" and insert "$9,426,858".
Page 97, after line 14, insert:
"P. Out of this appropriation, the Department of Education shall provide $350,000 each year from the general fund for Project Discovery.  These funds are towards the cost of the program in Abingdon, Accomack/Northampton, Alexandria, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Bedford, Bland, Campbell, Charlottesville, Cumberland, Danville/Pittsylvania, Fairfax, Franklin/Patrick, Goochland/Powhatan, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond City, Roanoke City, Smyth, Surry/Sussex, Tazewell, Williamsburg/James City, and Wythe and the salary of a fiscal officer for Project Discovery.  The Department of Education shall determine the Project Discovery funding distributions to each community action agency.  The contract with Project Discovery should specify the allocations to each local program and require the submission of a financial and budget report and program evaluation performance measures.  Allocations shall be on a per pupil basis."

(This amendment provides $350,000 from the general fund each for Project Discovery, which is a nonstate agency. The introduced budget had eliminated $619,650 from the general fund each year for the program.)