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1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

Central Appropriations

Item 533

Item 533

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Financial Assistance for Educational and General Services (11000)$3,730,095$3,730,095
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $3,730,095FY1998 $3,730,095

Authority: Discretionary Inclusion.


A. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall make transfers from this appropriation in each year of the biennium to implement the Virginia Plan for Equal Opportunity in State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education.


B. Administration of the Pre-Collegiate Program, including financial information, shall be the responsibility of the State Council of Higher Education. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Education cooperate fully in the planning and implementation of the Pre-Collegiate Program. Administration of all other programs shall be the responsibility of the State Council of Higher Education in consultation with the institutions of higher education.


C. Transfers shall be made to the institutions of higher education and other state agencies as necessary, for the following purposes:


    1996-97 1997-98

Pre-Collegiate Program


1. Better Information Program $477,000 $448,380

Undergraduate Recruitment


2. Undergraduate Financial Student Assistance Program $670,000 $670,000
3. Transfer Grant Program $825,000 $825,000
4. Student Transition Program $1,100,000 $1,100,000

Graduate Recruitment


5. Summer Program for Potential Graduate Students $100,000 $100,000
6. Conference for Potential Graduate Students $20,000 $0
7. Graduate Student Recruitment Program $491,715 $491,715

Faculty Recruitment


8. Funding to Serve in Lieu of Endowment Income for the Eminent Scholars Program at Traditional Black Institutions $75,000 $75,000

Campus Climate


9. Student Organization Cooperative Grants $20,000 $0
10. Recruitment and Retention Conference $20,000 $0
11. Virginia Plan for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Commission $20,000 $20,000

The following amounts included in individual agency appropriations also constitute a part of the funds for implementation of the desegregation plan, pursuant to paragraph A hereof:


12. Project Discovery $862,285 $862,285
13. Southern Regional Education Board Minority Doctoral Program $177,000 $0
14. Enhancement of Academic Programs at Virginia State University $844,120 $844,120
15. Enhancement of Academic Programs at Norfolk State University $698,689 $698,689
16. Elimination of Historical Deficiencies at Virginia State University $1,334,141 1,334,141
17. Elimination of Historical Deficiencies at Norfolk State University $1,006,236 $1,006,236
18. Outreach Programs at Norfolk State University $141,605 $141,605
19. Institute for Minorities Minorities in Science at Norfolk State University $170,000 $170,000
20. Subtotal for agency appropriations $5,234,076 $5,057,076
  Total for Desegregation Plan $9,052,791 $8,777,171

The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, may make transfers for sums greater or lesser than those listed, not to exceed the aggregate total of $9,052,791 the first year and $8,777,171 the second year of the biennium. Any such transfers shall be reported to the Chairman of the Virginia Plan for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Commission at least 15 days prior to the effective date.


C. Any unexpended balances of this Item at the close of business on June 30, 1996, included in Nos. 12 through 19 above in individual agency appropriations shall not revert to the surplus of the general fund but shall be carried forward on the books of the State Comptroller and reappropriated in the first year. Further, any unexpended balances at the close of business on June 30, 1997, in the same appropriations shall be carried forward and reappropriated in the second year.