2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Virginia Reading Corps

Item 130 #2h

Item 130 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of FY2015 $0 FY2016 $800,000 GF

Page 107, line 22, strike "$38,061,088" and insert "$38,861,088".
Page 107, after line 37 insert:
"C. Out of this appropriation, $800,000 the second year from the general fund is provided through grants to school divisions for the cost of fees associated with providing full-time literacy intervention tutors through The Literacy Lab's Virginia Reading Corps program.  School divisions may apply for these funds through application submission to the Department of Education.  The grants are aimed to leverage federal  and private funding to support the costs associated with the training and placement of Virginia Reading Corps tutors for early childhood literacy.  School division applications that include a local contribution (in dollars or equivalent staff time or other program delivery related costs) will receive priority in determining award allocations."
Page 107, line 38, strike "C." and insert "D."

(This amendment provides $800,000 the second year from the general fund to support the costs associated with the Virginia Reading Corps for school divisions in need of additional reading support. Language also authorizes the Department of Education to evaluate each application and subsequently grant allocations. Applications that include a local contribution (cash or in-kind services) will receive priority in the final awarded grant allocations.)