2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Byron
Workforce Training Access

Item 101 #1h

Item 101 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Commerce and Trade
Economic Development Incentive Payments FY2015 $2,500,000 FY2016 $2,500,000 GF

Page 83, after line 14, insert:
"The amounts provided in this item shall be used to provide career training grants to individuals for the purpose of obtaining industry-recognized credentials from public, private, and nonprofit providers that will lead to greater work readiness, career readiness, or skills readiness in advanced technology industries such as manufacturing, health care, biotechnology, and information technology.  The funds shall be administered pursuant to the provisions of § 2.2-2674, Code of  Virginia, as amended by the 2014 General Assembly."

(This amendment provides $5.0 million to seed the Workforce Training Access Program and Fund established pursuant to § 2.2-2674, Code of Virginia. The Program and Fund do not have any funds appropriated to it, although it has been codified for many years. As part of the general workforce development reform efforts this Session, specifically the reforms contemplated in House Bill 1009, this budget amendment will fund those services. A companion amendment to Item 468 reduces funding for the Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund to support the costs of this amendment.)