2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mason
Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program

Item 350 #4s

Item 350 #4s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $150,000 GF

Page 420, line 45, strike "$152,429,363" and insert "$152,579,363".


(This amendment provides $150,000 from the general fund the second year for a broadband pilot project in order to augment federal assistance funding (FCC Lifeline) for households currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This funding would serve between 1,000-2,000 households with commensurate administrative funding to being starting the initial elements of the program. Funds of $5.75 per household augments the $9.25 federal assistance to get to the level of being able to afford low cost internet access ($15).)