2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
Co-Patron(s): Deeds
VCCS- High Demand Workforce Programs

Item 215 #3s

Item 215 #3s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Virginia Community College System FY2023 $0 FY2024 $100,000,000 GF

Page 267, line 31, strike "$143,352,970" and insert "$243,352,970".

Page 262, after line 5, insert:

"EE. Out of this appropriation $100,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support programs in regions with high workforce demand and low labor supply. Funds may be used to renovate and equip available spaces to start new programs with state-of-the art labs and equipment. Funds provided shall include an employer match to ensure alignment to workforce needs."


(This amendment provides $100.0 million GF the second year for program start-ups in regions with high workforce demand and low labor supply. Investments would be used to fund equipment, renovations of spaces, start-up programs, and labs. Targeted programs would include healthcare, computer and information technology, manufacturing, and skilled trades. Other potential areas are advanced and additive manufacturing, electric grid modernization and maintenance, and broadband expansion.)