2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsden
Wildlife Corridor Grant Fund

Item 382 #3s

Item 382 #3s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Wildlife Resources FY2023 $0 FY2024 $4,750,000 GF

Page 471, line 17, strike "$53,852,640" and insert "$58,602,640".

Page 471, after line 43, insert:

"D. Out of the amounts in  this Item, $4,750,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to establish the Wildlife Corridor Grant Fund and implement the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan pursuant to §29.1-579, Code of Virginia.  The department shall make  grants to eligible political subdivisions for the funding of high priority projects that reduce vehicle crashes involving wildlife, and improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, as set forth in the Plan. Any funding remaining at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund."


(This amendment provides $4.75 million GF in the second year to establish a Wildlife Corridor Grant Fund.)