2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hashmi
Hydroponic and Learning Greenhouse Community Partnership

Item 347 #8s

Item 347 #8s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $75,000 GF

Page 435, line 8, strike "$62,900,789" and insert "$62,975,789".

Page 439, after line 52, insert:

"DD. Out of this appropriation, $75,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to United Methodist Family Services to establish a new horticulture program that features a hydroponic and learning greenhouse and outdoor garden that will provide fresh produce to low-income individuals. The greenhouse shall also provide learning and vocational opportunities to vulnerable youth with special needs who will help grow the produce."


(This amendment provides $75,000 the second year from the general fund for United Methodist Family Services(UMFS) to create a hydroponic and learning greenhouse, that will focus on producing fresh produce that shall be distributed to partner organizations who serve low-income clients. Those partners may include FeedMore, Shalom Farms, and other mission-aligned organizations. The greenhouse will also serve as learning space for UMFS youth as well as a workforce development program for underserved persons.)