2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Project Discovery

Item 138 #9c

Item 138 #9c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $0 FY2018 $50,000 GF

Page 118, line 46, strike "$28,993,945" and insert "$29,043,945".

Page 119, line 24, strike "$612,500" and insert "$662,500".

Page 119, line 50, strike "$28,993,945" and insert "$29,043,945".

Page 122, line 9, strike "$612,500" and insert "$662,500"


(This amendment adds $50,000 to existing second year funding for Project Discovery for an annual funding level of $662,500 to provide support to existing Partner Agencies and assist long-planned but unfunded program expansions. Established in 1979, Project Discovery is a post-secondary college access program currently offered through 22 Virginia Partner Agencies. The program encourages students to stay in and graduate from high school and provides resources and tools for students and families to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education. Many participants are first-generation college students. Partner agencies must match, dollar-for-dollar, program support.)