2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
Establish a Pediatric Cancer Research Fund

Item 135 #3h

Item 135 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority FY2021 $0 FY2022 $2,500,000 GF

Page 128, line 28, strike "$40,450,000" and insert "$42,950,000".

Page 134, after line 16, insert:

"S.  Out of this appropriation, $2,500,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to establish the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund.  The Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority shall establish an independent review committee to accept proposals from pediatric cancer treatment centers related to funding pediatric cancer research.  The authority shall make awards based on the recommendations of the independent review committee."


(This amendment provides $2.5 million from the general fund in the second year to establish a Pediatric Cancer Research Fund to provide grants to pediatric cancer treatment centers in order to promote a greater level of pediatric cancer research it the Commonwealth. The Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority would accept proposals through an independent review committee and then make awards based on those recommendations to treatment centers.)