2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Campbell, E.H.
Broadband Funding for Rockbridge County

Item 115 #10h

Item 115 #10h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2023 $0 FY2024 $23,549,669 GF

Page 109, line 16, strike "$187,160,442" and insert "$210,710,111".

Page 111, line 26, after "and" strike "$49,725,000" and insert "$73,274,669".

Page 112, after line 24, insert:

"7. Out of the amounts provided in this paragraph, $23,549,669 the second year is provided to the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (PDC) to support the expansion of broadband service in Rockbridge County through collaborative projects with BARC Electric and Brightspeed. The department shall only provide these funds to the Central Shenandoah PDC in the event the project does not receive support during the FY 2023 grant cycle of the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative. If these funds are not utilized for this purpose then they shall revert to the general fund. "


(This amendment provides $23.5 million in fiscal year 2024 from the general fund to support two broadband expansion projects in Rockbridge County that will serve 2,433 locations.)