2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tran
Create the New Americans Navigator Program

Item 123 #2h

Item 123 #2h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Commerce and Trade
Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity FY2023 $0 FY2024 $750,000 GF

Page 122, line 24, strike "$9,159,027" and insert "$9,909,027".

Page 124, after line 12, insert:

"J. Of this appropriation, $750,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the department to establish the New Americans Navigator Program (NANP). Under NANP, the department will distribute grants to nonprofit agencies that provide services to immigrant communities to assist immigrant entrepreneurs with starting up and growing small businesses in Virginia, including immigrant entrepreneurs whose native language is not English. This program shall serve immigrant communities where the native language spoken is either English or one of the following languages: Spanish, Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin), Vietnamese, Arabic and Korean."


(This amendment provides $750,000 in fiscal year 2024 from the general fund to to establish the New Americans Navigator Program to support immigrant entrepreneurs.)