2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hackworth
Virginia Western - Roanoke Biotech Project

Item 215 #8s

Item 215 #8s

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 by developing a life sciences incubator studio through the Regional Accelerator and Mentorship Program (RAMP) and creating curricula 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. This amendment has corresponding capital and one-time funding amendments.)