2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Price
Farm Worker Financial Assistance Program

Item 98 #2h

Item 98 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $500,000 GF

Page 96, line 21, strike "$1,233,692" and insert "$1,733,692".

Page 96, after line 34, insert:

"C. Out of the amounts in this item, $500,000 for the establishment and administration of a financial assistance program for Virginia agricultural workers. The Department shall distribute one-time grants to agricultural workers employed in the Commonwealth eligible to receive federal stimulus payments nor small business financial assistance. The Department shall establish guidelines for the administration of the program, including but not limited to the application process for the program, eligibility criteria, and the amount of financial awards made from the program."


(This amendment provides $500,000 the second year from the general fund for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide assistance to agricultural workers who do not qualify for federal stimulus or relief programs.)