2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Floor Approved)

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Calculate FY 2021 No-Loss Payments Based on ESSER II Distributions

Item 145 #12h

Item 145 #12h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 ($64,685,038) FY2022 $0 GF

Page 157, line 33, strike "$7,722,644,551" and insert "$7,657,959,513".

Page 159, line 18, strike "$299,373,461" and insert "$234,688,423".

Page 196, line 38, strike "$299,373,461" and insert "$234,688,423".

Page 196, line 42, after "Special Session I." insert;

"In the first year, a deduction shall be applied to the no loss payments equal to 25% of the school division's federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief subgrant provided pursuant to § 313 (c) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260), however such deduction shall not exceed 25% of the no loss payment."


(This amendment provides $234.7 million the first year and $214.2 million the second year from the general fund for No Loss payments. These payments ensure no school division receives less state funding in either fiscal year than the calculated amount in Chapter 56, 2020 Special Session I. In the first year, such No Loss payments are reduced by an amount equal to 25 percent of each school division's ESSER II federal relief distribution, and such reduction is capped at 25% of the No Loss payment. The introduced budget proposed $299.4 million for No Loss payments in the first year, however this was proposed prior to authorization of $845.4 million in ESSER II subgrants to Virginia school divisions through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, which became law on December 27, 2020.)