2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Virginia Preschool Initiative - Maximize Use of Head Start Funding (language only)

Item 145 #13h

Item 145 #13h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 156, line 15, after "outlay" insert:

", not be used to supplant any Head Start federal funds provided for local early education programs, and not be used until the local Head Start grantee certifies that all local Head Start slots are filled".

Page 156, line 40 after "slots," insert:

"including certifying that all local Head Start slots are filled,".

Page 157, line 21, after "maximized" insert:

"including demonstrating compliance with Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act to ensure that a local education agency receiving Title I funding coordinates with Head Start programs and other early learning programs receiving federal funds by developing Memorandums of Understanding with such agencies to coordinate services."


(This amendment clarifies that communities shall maximize the use of Head Start funds prior to accessing state funds for the Virginia Preschool Initiative.)