2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bloxom
VACS Program - Cost-Share Disbursement for Construction in Conjunction with Planning (language only)

Item 374 #15h

Item 374 #15h

Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation


Page 461, after line 25, insert:

"V. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department shall permit the disbursement of funds allocated for the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program (VACS) to be committed and disbursed as cost-share funding in conjunction with the planning and construction of livestock and poultry waste facilities prior to animals being on site if such projects would be otherwise eligible for funding and the applicant has a contract for animals to be placed within the project site within six months of the project's completion."


(This amendment directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to permit the allocation of VACS funds in conjunction with construction and planning activity for certain specified livestock and poultry waste facilities.)