2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Norment
Project Discovery

Item 138 #6s

Item 138 #6s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $0 FY2018 $237,500 GF

Page 118, line 46, strike "$28,993,945" and insert "$29,231,445".

Page 122, line 9, strike "$612,500" and insert "$850,000".


(This amendment adds $237,500 to existing second year funding for Project Discovery for an annual funding level of $850,000 to provide crucial 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 in grades 4 to 12. The program successfully 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.)