2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Chafin
Co-Patron(s): Carrico
SWVHEC - Administer Rural Information Technology Grant Apprenticeship Program

Item 250 #1s

Item 250 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center FY2019 $0 FY2020 $600,000 GF

Page 257, line 52, strike "$9,637,229" and insert "$10,237,229".

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B.  Out of the appropriation for this Item, $600,000 the second year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund, as established in the Code of Virginia, if enacted pursuant to Senate Bill 1495 of the 2019 session of the General Assembly, for the purpose of awarding grants on a competitive basis from the Fund to small, rural information technology businesses in qualifying localities to establish apprenticeship programs."


(This amendment provides $600,000 GF in the second year for the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to develop and implement the Rural Information Technology Grant Apprenticeship Program. This is a companion amendment to SB 1495 of the 2019 Session. The Center will need to develop guidelines, criteria, an application process, and accountability reporting.)