2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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VSU Ext - HBCU Partnerships

Item 221 #1h

Item 221 #1h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Higher Education
Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services FY2025 $5,000,000 FY2026 $5,000,000 GF

Page 258, line 5, strike "$16,897,121" and insert "$21,897,121".
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"E. As a condition of this appropriation, Virginia State University, in partnership with Norfolk State University, shall collaborate with Virginia Union University and Hampton University and various localities throughout the Commonwealth to (a) create Minority Small Business Launch and Innovation Centers that support entrepreneurship customized to minority community needs, (b) improve health outcomes of vulnerable and marginalized populations in their surrounding localities through research, education, workforce development and outreach, (c) expand and upgrade broadband and technology in order to close the digital divide and provide students with additional tech job training, (d) actively engage with local public school districts to provide opportunities and awareness of post-secondary programs and curriculum, and (e) support the creation of an HBCU NoVA Campus by establishing an off-campus instruction site at Northern Virginia Community College in order to provide an opportunity to expand the HBCU presence in Northern Virginia, and access and opportunity to an increasing population of students seeking a four-year degree."


(This amendment provides funding for a partnership between Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Virginia Union University and Hampton University.)