2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Fund Best Buddies Virginia

Item 312 #7s

Item 312 #7s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2019 $250,000 FY2020 $250,000 GF

Page 289, line 11, strike "$436,026,655" and insert "$436,276,655".
Page 289, line 11, strike "$436,626,367" and insert "$436,876,367".

Page 314, after line 34, insert"

"L. Out of this appropriation $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to Best Buddies Virginia."


(The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies currently serves 38 schools and 2,448 students in Virginia. We have had requests for our inclusion services from the Richmond and Virginia Beach areas, so we are seeking a budget amendment to expand to an additional 20 high schools with an additional 500 students. Consequently, more Virginians with intellectual disabilities will be able to learn, practice, and refine appropriate social skills in a safe, non-judgmental environment, where they will gain the competency necessary to be successful in post-secondary education and in the workplace.

Best Buddies requests $250,000 each year to support the expansion of Best Buddies' school-based programming.)