2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Suetterlein
Virginia Western - Roanoke Biotech Project

Item 215 #1s

Item 215 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Virginia Community College System FY2023 $745,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 235, line 38, strike "$133,916,938" and insert "$134,661,938".

Page 237, after line 50, insert:

"P. Out of this appropriation, $745,000 the first year from the general fund is designated for Virginia Western Community College to support a biotech ecosystem in the Roanoke Valley through developing a life sciences incubator studio through the Regional Accelerator & Mentorship Program (RAMP) and creating curriculum to develop talent and workforce related to life sciences."


(This amendment provides $745,000 GF the first year for Virginia Western Community College to support the Roanoke Biotech Project, a proposed biotech ecosystem in the Roanoke Valley. This proposal represents a partnership between the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Western Community College, the City of Roanoke, the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, and other key entities in the region. A companion amendment is contained with Part 2.)