2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Child Care Center for State Employees

Item 103 #11c

Item 103 #11c

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2025 ($24,000,000) FY2026 $0 GF

Page 99, line 40, strike "$127,802,325" and insert "$103,802,325".

Page 105, strike lines 37 through 56.

Page 106, strike lines 1 through 4, and insert:

"U.1. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year from the general fund is provided for the department to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Reynolds Community College to establish a child care facility for the benefit of state employees near the seat of state government in Richmond, Virginia.

2. The funds provided in this paragraph shall be used to retrofit space on the campus for the child care facility. At a minimum, the department, in negotiating the MOU with Reynolds Community College, shall: (i) establish market rates by child care age groups to support center operations; (ii) develop a detailed operations plan to include class size and appropriate staff ratios; (iii) provide training opportunities for community college students; (iv) set a timeline for the development of the center and its opening; (v) accept the child care subsidy as defined § 22.1-289.02, Code of Virginia; and (vi) provide frequent reporting and updates on center operations.  

3. The department shall provide annual reports on or before November 1, 2024, and thereafter on the status of this center including operations, development timeline, and state employees served or expected to be served. The department shall also provide recommendations on utilizing additional state resources for retrofitting space on community college campuses for child care across the Commonwealth to serve community college students and the broader public in its 2025 annual report.

4. The funding provided in this paragraph shall be used for no other purpose than those outlined above."


(This amendment redirects $24.0 million and provides $1.0 million from the general fund to develop a child care center for state employees.)