2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Orrock
Youth Corps Funding

Item 365 #3h

Item 365 #3h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2017 $612,537 FY2018 $612,537 GF
FY2017 1.00 FY2018 1.00 FTE

Page 362, line 42, strike "$58,742,155" and insert "$59,354,692".
Page 362, line 42, strike "$55,513,652" and insert "$56,126,189".

Page 364, after line 21, insert:

"J.  Included in the amounts for this item is $612,357 in the first year and $612,357 in the second year from the general fund to support 25 Youth Corps programs in state parks."


(This amendment would allow the Virginia State Parks to establish state funding to sponsor 25 Youth Corps programs in state parks each summer. This would allow the program to serve all 36 state parks. The youth corps program is comprised of two components, the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and the Youth Service Corps (YSC). Each program consists of teams of ten members, aged 14-17 and three leaders (college age or older). The YCC is an overnight program where the youth and leaders work and live in a park for three weeks. The YSC, a companion program, differs in that it targets at-risk teens and does not include overnight lodging for crew members. In both programs, the crews perform valuable park work including trail and natural resource projects such as removal of invasive species, debris clean-up and view shed clearing.)