2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mason
Hampton Roads Maritime Workforce Development (language only)

Item 115 #5s

Item 115 #5s

Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development


Page 118, line 27, after "Region" insert "5's regional council."

Page 118, line 28, after "shipbuilding" insert "ship repair" and after "construction" insert "through the Hampton Roads Regional Training System under the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. Prior to distributing the funds, the Region 5's regional council shall enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Hampton Roads  Workforce Council that includes specific details about initiatives to be funded, number of individuals to be trained and industries to be supported.  To facilitate development of t he talent pathways that remedy current workforce shortages and unemployment or under-employment in the region, projects funded through this MOU should be developed in partnership with private employers with the goal of providing individuals with the opportunities for full-time employment in the cluster.  Preference shall be given to initiatives that receive matching federal funds or are complemented by existing or future federal funding.  The MOU, through its terms, may offer waivers to the full application and reporting requirements under §2.2-2489, Code of Virginia, provided that outcomes are reported in a satisfactory manner to fulfill audit requirements."


(This language-only amendment adds specificity to the use of the funds included in the introduced budget.)