2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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SWHEC - Restore Va. Rural IT Apprenticeship Program

Item 260 #2s

Item 260 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,000,000 GF

Page 284, line 16, strike "$3,386,650" and insert "$4,386,650".

Page 284, after line 32, insert:

"B.  Out of the appropriation for this item, $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund, as established in § 23.1-3129.1 Code of Virginia, for the purpose of awarding grants on a competitive basis from the Fund to small, rural information technology businesses in qualifying localities to establish apprenticeship programs."


(This amendment restores funding for the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to develop and implement the Rural Information Technology Grant Apprenticeship Program. The Center will need to develop guidelines, criteria, an application process, and accountability reporting.)