2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McPike
Co-Patron(s): Dance, Howell, Reeves, Surovell, Wexton
DFP - Gear Grant Program

Item 405 #1s

Item 405 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Fire Programs FY2019 $500,000 FY2020 $500,000 GF

Page 356, line 46, strike "$29,825,000" and insert "$30,325,000".
Page 356, line 46, strike "$29,825,000" and insert "$30,325,000".

Page 357, after line 3, insert:
"Out of this appropriation $500,000 in the first year and $500,000 in the second year from the general fund shall be provided to establish a grant program to support the costs of local fire departments who apply for the grant to purchase second sets of gear for firefighters.  The grants shall be made to localities who will provide a 50/50 match, under guidelines to be developed by the Department of Fire Programs."


(This amendment would provide $500,000 GF in each year for the Department to establish a matching grant program, from which it could make grants to support a 50 percent match to Fire Departments for the cost of purchasing a second set of gear for firefighters, in an effort to prevent job-related cancer.)