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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

Central Appropriations

Item 550

Item 550

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Financial Assistance for Educational and General Services (11000)$3,838,715$3,838,715
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $3,838,715FY2000 $3,838,715

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:


1998-99 1999-00

Pre-Collegiate Program


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

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 $40,000 $40,000
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 Historically Black Colleges and Universities $75,000 $75,000

Campus Climate


9. Student Organization Cooperative Grants $20,000 $20,000
10. Recruitment and Retention Conference $20,000 $20,000
11. Commission on the Impact of Certain Federal Court Decisions on the Commonwealth's Institutions of Higher Education $20,000 $20,000
Subtotal, Central Appropriations $3,838,715 $3,838,715


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 $1,085,754 $1,085,754
13. Southern Regional Education Board Minority Doctoral Program $255,000 $255,000
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 in Science at Norfolk State University $70,000 $70,000
Subtotal for agency appropriations $5,435,545 $5,435,545
Total for Desegregation Plan $9,274,260 $9,274,260

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 $9,274,260 the first year and $9,274,260 the second year of the biennium. Any such transfers shall be reported to the Chairman of the Commission on the Impact of Certain Federal Court Decisions on the Commonwealth's Institutions of Higher Education and the State Council of Higher Education at least 15 days prior to the effective date.


C. Any unexpended balances of this Item at the close of business on June 30, 1998, included in Numbers 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, 1999, in the same appropriations shall be carried forward and reappropriated in the second year.