2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
VATI Eligibility - Municipal Broadband Authorities (language only)

Item 115 #5s

Item 115 #5s

Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development


Page 100, after line 40, insert:

"5. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the department shall give priority to, and not require private sector participation in, Virginia Telecommunications Initiative proposals from public broadband authorities for department awards in connection with the American Rescue Plan Act. The criteria for such awards shall be consistent with the provisions of the Interim Final Rule and the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury under the American Rescue Plan Act."


(This amendment would continue the program authorizing municipal broadband authorities to be eligible to receive VATI funds without the need for a private sector partner and would require the department to use criteria consistent with the American Rescue Plan Act.)