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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Virginia Community College System

Item 211

Item 211

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Higher Education Student Financial Assistance (10800)
     a sum sufficient, estimated at
$65,532,073$66,809,208
$74,283,661
Scholarships (10810)FY2019 $65,532,073FY2020 $66,809,208
$74,283,661
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $45,084,767FY2020 $46,361,902
$49,836,355
Higher Education OperatingFY2019 $20,447,306FY2020 $20,447,306
$24,447,306

Authority: Title 23.1, Chapter 29, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for Tidewater Community College to support an apprenticeship program for Virginia's shipyard workers. All general fund amounts appropriated for this apprenticeship program shall be used to provide scholarships to shipyard workers enrolled in the program. The conditions for receiving a scholarship shall be those conditions described in § 23.1-2912, Code of Virginia.


B. Funding in this Item shall be allocated for the Virginia Guarenteed Assistance Program, the Commonwealth Award and need-based student financial assistance for industry-based certifications or related programs that do not qualify for other sources of student financial assistance.


C. Up to 15 percent of the funding in this item may be used to support Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program eligible students for (1) priority funding who are enrolled in Data Science and Technology, Science and Engineering, Healthcare and Education programs and (2) as a grant for students in innovative internship programs provided that the institutions has at least one private sector partner and the grant is matched equally by the partner with non-state funding and / or the institution from private funds.