HB 144 Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program; created.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program.  Creates a grant program to be administered by the Virginia Department of Education to improve training for preschool educators; create, outfit, or expand preschool classrooms; implement the Virginia Quality Rating and Improvement System; ensure the availability of preschool education for the children of veterans; and create innovative early childhood programs for rural communities where access to services is difficult. The grant program shall be funded by the unused moneys allocated by the General Assembly towards the Virginia Preschool Initiative, which requires a local match in order for such funds to be utilized. Grants shall be awarded pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process designed to ensure that all service providers in the Commonwealth, regardless of size or geographic location, are afforded the opportunity to apply for funds.

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01/05/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102082D  pdf | impact statement

01/05/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102082D
01/05/12  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/12  House: Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/19/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/19/12  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/12  House: Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N)
01/23/12  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/12  House: Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/06/12  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/20/12  House: Left in Appropriations