2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Cosgrove
Co-Patron(s): Kiggans, Lewis, Lucas, Reeves
SCHEV - Aviation Sessions for Building Leaders Advancing Science & Technology (BLAST)

Item 150 #6s

Item 150 #6s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2021 $168,000 FY2022 $168,000 GF

Page 172, line 41, strike "$100,198,559" and insert "$100,366,559".
Page 172, line 41, strike "$100,198,559" and insert "$100,366,559".


(This amendment would provide $168,000 GF each year for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) to expand its BLAST program by offering two additional summer sessions dedicated to aviation. Programs would be held at institutions with strong aviation programs. BLAST provides a three-day, STEM-intensive, hands-on residential summer college experience at no cost to students prior to grades 9 and 10. New sessions will offer hands-on, immersive experiences though which students will learn about aviation and related careers and pathways. A total of 160 students would participate each summer. The request is based on a Joint Commission on Science and Technology recommendation.)