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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services

Item 224

Item 224 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Educational and General Programs (10000)$10,312,909$10,374,766
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2011 $4,500,860FY2012 $4,865,860
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2011 $5,191,768FY2012 $4,893,074
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2011 $194,449FY2012 $190,000
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2011 $425,832FY2012 $425,832
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $5,104,160FY2012 $5,110,671
Higher Education OperatingFY2011 $5,208,749FY2012 $5,264,095

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 11, and § 23-165.11, Title 23, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of the amounts for Educational and General Programs, $392,107 the first year and $392,107 the second year from the general fund is designated for support of research and extension activities aimed at the production of hybrid striped bass in Virginia farm ponds. No expenditures will be made from these funds for other purposes without the prior written permission of the Secretary of Education.


B. The Extension Division Budgets shall include and separately account for local payments. Virginia State University, in conjunction with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, shall report, by fund source, actual expenditures for each program area and total actual expenditures for the Extension Division, annually, by September 1, to the Department of Planning and Budget and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. The report shall include all expenditures from local support funds.


C. Out of this appropriation, $394,000 the first year and $394,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Small-Farmer Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Program to provide outreach and business management education to small farmers.


D. Out of this appropriation, $144,654 the first year from nongeneral funds is provided to support educational and general programs.  The source of the nongeneral funds is the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  This funding is intended to moderate the general fund reductions to the institution.  The institution is authorized to spend this funding in either the first year or the first quarter of the second year.  Prior to release of this funding, the institution shall provide a plan to the Governor delineating the use of the funding to be used for educational and general program funding and the year it will be spent.  The amounts appropriated are an estimate, and may be modified by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, depending on final budget reduction actions taken to higher education and public education in the final budget bill enacted for the 2008-2010 biennium.