2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Virginia Service Corps

Item 358 #6s

Item 358 #6s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2015 $362,082 FY2016 $757,000 GF
FY2015 1.00 FY2016 1.00 FTE

Page 302, line 1, strike "$58,920,064" and insert "$59,282,146".
Page 302, line 1, strike "$58,920,064" and insert "$59,677,064".

(This amendment provides funding to support a grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), through which the Virginia State Parks will create the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps, consisting of 50 AmeriCorps members who will Train and perform duties in Virginia State Parks while at the same time becoming a ready reserve to respond to local and national natural disasters. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for assisting 100 citizens during natural disasters and creating or improving 250 miles of trails. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of disaster relief. The CNCS investment of $663,230 will be matched with $243,126 in public funding. State matching funds are required to pay for FICA ($46,282), workers compensation ($2,500) and health care ($75,500). Additional funds are requested for training costs ($17,800), tools and equipment ($12,000), and trail building materials ($218,000). In year two of the grant, 100 members will serve with the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps. This would bring the CNCS investment up to $1,330,000 and will be matched with $467,267 in state funding with an additional request for equipment and materials of $250,000. In addition the request includes a full time position to administer the program.)