2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tyler
VATI Pilot for Broadband Authorities (language only)

Item 114 #6h

Item 114 #6h

Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development


Page 113, after line 29, insert:

"5. Notwithstanding paragraphs L.1, and L.2. of this item, the Department shall establish a one-year pilot program in the second year in which public broadband authorities may apply directly for Virginia Telecommunications Initiative funds. The applications received by public broadband authorities under this pilot program would not require partnership with or an investment from the private sector. The department shall not make awards under the pilot program exceeding 10 percent of total second year funds appropriated in paragraph L.1. of this item."

Page 113, line 30, strike "5" and insert "6".


(This amendment creates a one-year pilot that will allow public broadband authorities to compete for funds from the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative program.)