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2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

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Department of Fire Programs

Item 436

Item 436

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Financial Assistance to Localities-General (72800)$18,373,574
$20,373,574
$18,324,914
$20,224,914
Distribution of Fire Programs Fund (72807)FY2005 $16,821,677
$18,821,677
FY2006 $18,023,017
$20,023,017
Payments on Behalf of Localities (72809)FY2005 $1,551,897FY2006 $301,897
$201,897
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $1,250,000FY2006 $0
SpecialFY2005 $16,998,574
$18,998,574
FY2006 $18,199,914
$20,099,914
Federal TrustFY2005 $125,000FY2006 $125,000

Authority: § 38.2-401, Code of Virginia.


This appropriation includes $1,250,000 the first year from the general fund to provide matching funds for localities participating in the federal Staffing for Adequate Firefighters and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, contingent upon Congress appropriating the federal share of funding for the program.


1.  There is hereby created on the books of the Comptroller a special fund that shall be known as the Staffing for Adequate Firefighters and Emergency Response (SAFER) Matching Grant Fund.  Included within this appropriation is $250,000 the first year from the general fund, which shall be deposited into this fund.


2.  The Department of Fire Programs shall develop a plan to allocate these funds to localities in the form of a reimbursement for the first year local matching requirement for federal grants, which may be made available to fire departments in Virginia under the SAFER program.


3.  The state reimbursement to localities shall be limited to the first year matching requirement of 10 percent, after which the participating localities shall assume the matching costs as specified by the federal grant requirements.


4.  The Department shall provide a report on expected expenditures from this Fund to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees prior to the 2006 Session of the General Assembly.