2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Coyner
Mixed Delivery and Subsidy Preschool Grants

Item 136 #68h

Item 136 #68h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2023 $0 FY2024 $200,000,000 GF

Page 148, line 23, strike "$140,916,982" and insert "$340,916,982".

Page 149, line 53, strike "$30,986,015" and insert "$230,986,015".

Page 150, after line 12, insert:

"Supplemental Public-Private Preschool Funding $0 $200,000,000".

Page 162, after line 21, insert:

"FFF. Out of this appropriation, $200,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support public-private delivery of preschool services for at-risk children through the Child Care Subsidy Program administered by the Department of Education and the Mixed Delivery program administered by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and funded in paragraph S of this item.  These funds shall be administered as a formula grant based on unmet family demand and using the Department of Education's methodology to estimate the actual cost of providing high-quality early childhood education services in community-based settings.  Services for families with children from six weeks through three years old shall be prioritized.  Programs must provide high quality, full-day, full-year services.  The Department shall collect information on the use of these funds to compile a comprehensive report including the number of children served, expenditures, child outcomes, and program quality.  The report shall be submitted to the Chairs of the House Appropriations, House Education, Senate Finance and Appropriations, and Senate Education Committees by December 1 each year."


(This amendment provides $200.0 million the second year from the general fund to serve additional preschool children in the existing VECF-administered Mixed Delivery preschool program and the federally-funded Child Care Subsidy Program.)