2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Cash Grants to Parents for PreK

Item 135 #6h

Item 135 #6h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $0 FY2016 $5,000,000 GF

Page 110, line 17, strike "$16,828,349" and insert "$21,828,349".
Page 113, after line 30, insert:
"W. Out of this appropriation, $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for parents as $2,500 self-directed grants to be used at (i) early childhood education programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, (ii) preschool programs designed for child development and kindergarten preparation that comply with nonpublic school accreditation requirements administered by the Virginia Council for Private Education, (iii) programs participating in Virginia's Quality Rating and Improvement System with a rating of at least three stars under such rating system, and (iv) programs participating in the Virginia Preschool Initiative."

(This amendment provides $5.0 million the second year from the general fund for parents to utilize as self-directed $2,500 grants to subsidize either state funded or privately operated early childhood education programs. This funding is intended to support a portion of the costs associated with the passage of a piece of legislation that may be introduced during the 2015 session.)