2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Expand Youth Conservation Corps

Item 358 #7s

Item 358 #7s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2015 $654,988 FY2016 $654,988 GF
FY2015 1.00 FY2016 1.00 FTE

Page 302, line 1, strike "$58,920,064" and insert "$59,575,052".
Page 302, line 1, strike "$58,920,064" and insert "$59,575,052".

(This amendment provides funding to expand the Youth Conservation Corps program. Since 2002 the Virginia State Parks System has operated a Youth Conservation Corps which engages youths, ages 14-17, in a residence camp setting to perform maintenance, trail repairs, and other duties in state parks. The program has been highly successful in terms of the rich and rewarding experiences of the members, employment of the youths and their counselors, and works performed in the parks. Unfortunately, the program has never had a reliable source of funding and has depended each year on variable funding from small grants and from state park operating funds. The request would provide one full time position to administer the program and funds to establish at least one YCC camp in each state park each summer.)