2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Locke
Co-Patron(s): DeSteph, Dunnavant, Kiggans, Lewis, Lucas, Mason
SCHEV - Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Item 150 #1s

Item 150 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2021 $220,375 FY2022 $221,353 GF

Page 172, line 41, strike "$100,198,559" and insert "$100,418,934".
Page 172, line 41, strike "$100,198,559" and insert "$100,419,912".

Page 173, after line 19, insert:

"c.  Out of the amounts included in this item, $220,375 the first year and $221,353 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium to provide scholarships for high school students to participate in the Virginia Earth System Science Scholars program."


(This amendment provides sustaining funding for the Virginia Earth System Science Scholars program, a free interactive, online Earth System Science course plus problem-based summer academy at NASA Langley offering 5 college credits to high school juniors and seniors statewide. Funding will sustain this existing award-winning best practice STEM program that uses real-world NASA data for 300 students each year. Virginia Space Grant Consortium-managed and offered in partnership with NASA Langley Research Center and Hampton University, available funding ends in summer 2020. Without State support, the program will not continue. Since 2015, 848 students from all Senate districts have participated.)