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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of Housing and Community Development

Item 100

Item 100

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Community Development Services (53300)$54,889,810$58,627,473
$60,601,753
Community Development and Revitalization (53301)FY2011 $4,479,598FY2012 $7,979,598
Financial Assistance for Regional Cooperation (53303)FY2011 $2,223,137FY2012 $2,456,006
Financial Assistance for Community Development (53305)FY2011 $48,187,075FY2012 $48,191,869
$50,166,149
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $11,931,336FY2012 $15,668,999
$17,643,279
SpecialFY2011 $212,012FY2012 $212,012
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $7,000,000FY2012 $7,000,000
Federal TrustFY2011 $35,746,462FY2012 $35,746,462

Authority: Title 15.2, Chapter 13, Article 3 and Chapter 42; Title 36, Chapters 8, 10 and 11; and Title 59.1, Chapter 22, Code of Virginia.


A. This appropriation includes annual membership dues to the Appalachian Regional Commission, $351,930 the first year and $351,930 the second year, from the general fund. These dues are payable from the amounts for Community Development and Revitalization.


2. The department and local program administrators shall make every reasonable effort to provide participants basic financial counseling to enhance their ability to benefit from the Indoor Plumbing Program and to foster their movement to economic self-sufficiency.


C. Out of the amounts for Community Development Services shall be paid from the general fund in four equal quarterly installments each year:


1. To the Lenowisco Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year, which includes $38,610 the first year and $38,610 the second year for responsibilities originally undertaken and continued pursuant to § 15.2-4207, Code of Virginia, and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority.


2. To the Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year, which includes $42,390 the first year and $42,390 the second year for responsibilities originally undertaken and continued pursuant to § 15.2-4207, Code of Virginia, and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority.


3. To the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


4. To the New River Valley Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


5. To the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


6. To the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


7. To the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


8. To the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, $132,124 the first year and $151,943 the second year.


9. To the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


10. To the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


11. To the Region 2000 Local Government Council, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


12. To the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


13. To the Southside Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


14. To the Commonwealth Regional Council, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


15. To the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, $99,093 the first year and $113,957 the second year.


16. To the George Washington Regional Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


17. To the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


18. To the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


19. To the Crater Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and$75,971 the second year.


20. To the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, $66,062 the first year and $75,971 the second year.


21. To the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission $132,124 the first year, and $151,943 the second year.


D. Out of the amounts provided to the department shall be provided $668,442 the first year and $968,442 the second year from the general fund for the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (formerly known as the Virginia Water Project) operating costs and water and wastewater grants. The department shall disburse the total payment each year in twelve equal monthly installments.


F. 1. Out of the amounts in this Item shall be provided $95,000 the first year and $95,000 the second year from the general fund for the Center for Rural Virginia. The department shall report periodically to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees on the status, needs and accomplishments of the center.


2. As part of its mission, the Center for Rural Virginia shall monitor the implementation of the budget initiatives approved by the 2005 Session of the General Assembly for rural Virginia and shall report periodically to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees on the effectiveness of these various programs in addressing rural economic development problems. 


G.The department shall leverage any appropriation provided for the capital costs for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment in the Lenowisco, Cumberland Plateau, or Mount Rogers planning districts with other state moneys, federal grants or loans, local contributions, and private or nonprofit resources. 


J. Out of the amounts for Community Development Services shall be provided $71,250 the first year and $71,250 the second year from the general fund to support The Crooked Road:  Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.


K.1. Out of the amounts in this Item shall be provided $1,926,833 in the first year and $1,926,833$3,901,113 in the second year from the general fund for the Commonwealth's share of the estimated operating expenses of the Fort Monroe Authority (FMA).   This appropriation represents the Commonwealth's share of the authority's estimated operating expenses. These expenses may not be reimbursed by the federal government and shall be reduced by any federal funding the authority may receive for expenditures funded through the Commonwealth's contribution that ultimately qualify for federal reimbursement.  Any such reimbursements shall be repaid to the general fund.  Amounts for this purpose shall be paid from the general fund in no more than four quarterly installments. 


2. All moneys of the FMA, from whatever source derived, shall be paid to the treasurer of the FMA.  The Auditor of Public Accounts or his legally authorized representatives, shall annually examine the accounts of the books of the FMA.


3. Employees of the FMA shall be eligible for membership in the Virginia Retirement System and participation in all of the health and related insurance and other benefits, including premium conversion and flexible benefits, available to state employees as provided by law.


4. For the purposes of § 2.2-2708, the board of trustees of the Fort Monroe Authority created pursuant to § 15.2-7301 shall be deemed a state public body and may meet by electronic communication means in accordance with the requirements set forth in § 2.2-3708.  Electronic communication shall mean the same as that term is defined in § 2.2-3701.


L. Included in this appropriation is $7,000,000 the first year and $7,000,000 the second year from the Water Quality Improvement Fund for grants to communities located outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed for: 1) the construction of mandated water quality improvement facilities at publicly owned treatment works for projects that would otherwise result in a financial hardship for the residential users of the facilities; 2) the design and construction of managed on-site community wastewater treatment systems in isolated areas that cannot be addressed through active treatment facilities; and 3) planning grants to develop regional or county wide wastewater treatment strategies in areas that have not previously completed planning and engineering studies. Priority will be given to the elimination of straight piping of household wastewater into the Commonwealth's waterways. The department shall leverage the appropriation with other state moneys, federal grants or loans, local contributions, and private or nonprofit resources.


M. Out of the amounts in this Item, $3,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Virginia Removal or Rehabilitation of Derelict Structures Fund to support industrial site revitalization.


N. Out of the amounts in this Item, $500,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for the Virginia Main Street Program.  This amount shall be in addition to other appropriations for this activity.