2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McPike
VCEDA Broadband Pilot Expansion

Item 115 #4s

Item 115 #4s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2023 $7,000,000 FY2024 $7,000,000 GF

Page 97, line 53, strike "$138,480,442" and insert "$145,480,442".
Page 97, line 53, strike "$129,460,442" and insert "$136,460,442".

Page 102, line 50, strike "$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year" and insert "$7,500,000 the first year and $7,500,000 the second year".


(This amendment provides $7.0 million GF in each year for the deployment of space-based broadband accounts throughout the federally designated Appalachian Mountain counties of Virginia to expand a successful pilot project managed by the Virginia Coalfields Economic Development Authority. The funds would provide for hardware and one year of initial service to a few thousand residential homes with students and compound into several thousand with multiple students on average in each household. )