2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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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 $25,000 GF

Page 420, line 45, strike "$152,429,363" and insert "$152,454,363".

Page 424, after line 6, insert:

"W.  Out of this appropriation, $25,000 from the general fund the second year shall be deposited to the Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program Fund."


(This amendment provides $25,000 from the general fund the second year to fund Senate Bill 1462 which establishes 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 150 to 300 households with commensurate administrative funding to start the program. Funds of $5.75 per household augments the $9.25 federal assistance to equal the cost to afford low cost internet access of $15 a month).