2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
VCU - Wilder School of Government RISE Initiative

Item 214 #1h

Item 214 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Higher Education
Virginia Commonwealth University FY2021 $0 FY2022 $5,000,000 GF

Page 246, line 8, strike "$661,732,918" and insert "$666,732,918".

Page 247, line 15, after "G.", insert "1."

Page 247, after line 17, insert:

"2. Out of this appropriation, $5,000,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University to support the Research Institute for Social Equity (RISE) addressing issues of racism and racial equity in public policy."


(This amendment requests additional funding to confront racial equity and social justice work in public affairs. Specifically this investment will include; 1) enhancing racial equity research and analysis; 2) expanding social equity training and expanding career professionals dedicated to anti-racism work in public policy with a focus on the fields of criminal justice and emergency management; 3) expanding our Minority Political Leadership Institute; 4) the development of racial equity and social justice tools for government and non-profit agencies, advocacy groups and community members; and 5) expanding our collaboration with Virginia Union University.)