2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ware
Science Museum of Western Virginia

Item 490 #5h

Item 490 #5h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2013 $0 FY2014 $35,050 GF

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"Science Museum of Western Virginia               $0                 $35,050".

(This amendment provides $30,050 from the general fund the second year for the Science Museum of Western Virginia's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Summer Program for disadvantaged K-5 school children living in three Roanoke public housing projects. Exposure to STEM activities and technology at an early age influences academic and career choices at a time when a science-oriented career offers the most opportunity for future employment, social and financial advancement. The hands-on experience-based program will serve to increase background knowledge, boost self-esteem, and help disadvantaged students reach their potential.)