2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
ARPA: Food Bank Infrastructure

Item 486 #1s

Item 486 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2023 $11,000,000 FY2024 $0 NGF

Page 507, line 22, strike "$744,761,272" and insert "$755,761,272".

Page 510, following line 29, insert:

"m. Food Access

1) $11,000,000 to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (301) for food assistance, including continuation of the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program established in § 3.2-4783, Code of Virginia, and to expand the capacity of Virginia's network of food providers to accept, store, and distribute food products."

Page 510, line 30, strike "m." and insert "n."


(This amendment provides an additional $11.0 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding appropriated to emergency food system infrastructure. Virginia’s regional food banks and pantry networks have seen a significant and sustained demand for food assistance in the past two years, which has put strain on their existing storage facilities. This additional funding will increase food bank capacity through warehouse renovation, expansion, and efficiency improvements to improve the network’s ability to address future food system disruptions and distribute perishable product.)