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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 81. Standards for Planning, Design, Construction, and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities
2/25/2020

6VAC15-81-320. Funding Priorities.

The following criteria, listed in order of importance, shall serve as a guide for determining the level of priority given to requests for reimbursement:

1. Replacement or renovation of bed space lost due to fire, earthquake, or other disaster.

2. Renovation of an unsafe facility that is documented as out of compliance with board life, health, and safety provisions of 6VAC15-40 (Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups) or a court-ordered renovation, expansion, or new construction.

3. Construction of a regional facility that results in the replacement or closure of two or more local facilities.

4. Expansion of an existing local correctional facility or regional facility experiencing overcrowding that is expected to continue based upon factors described in the needs assessment.

5. New construction for a locality that does not currently have a facility or is not participating in an existing local correctional facility or regional facility.

6. Expansion or renovation of support facilities.

7. Phased construction projects.

8. Construction project cost overruns.

9. Construction by localities that received reimbursement within the previous five years for beds of construction with a limited life span. These localities shall not receive recommendation for approval for replacement of those beds with another secure or community custody facility.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

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