2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
Direct Aid - Virginia Preschool Initiative (language only)

Item 137 #14s

Item 137 #14s

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 186, lines 21-23 strike and insert:

"Initiative not be used for capital outlay, not be used to supplant any Head Start federal funds provided for local early education programs, and not be used until the local Head Start grantee certifies that all local Head Start slots are filled. for children whose family income is 130% of poverty or lower until the Virginia Preschool Initiative provider receives verification from the local Head Start grantee that the children cannot be enrolled in Head Start. Programs must provide full-day or half-day "


(This amendment clarifies that a local Head Start grantee must fill its slots before a Virginia Preschool Initiative provider.)