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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) Of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 30. Regulation Governing State Reimbursement of Local Juvenile Residential Facility Costs
1/22/2022

6VAC35-30-65. Funding formula.

A. The following funding formula shall be used to calculate estimated construction costs at the Schematic Design (15%) Documents level in the planning study phase:

1. A cost per square foot base figure shall be the national median square-foot cost for jails published in the 24th annual edition of R. S. Means Facilities Construction Cost Data 2009 (Means) with consideration taken of the "location factor," which is the materials and labor cost differential specific to the project's geographical location.

2. The cost per square foot, adjusted using the location factor, must be in accordance with all applicable codes and standards and in accordance with the following formula:

National cost per square foot (from Means)

X Location Factor (from Means)

X Area allowance per bed (as provided for in subsection B of this section)

= Adjusted median construction cost of local facility.

3. The total project cost shall include:

a. Construction cost;

b. Site and utilities (from Means);

c. Architectural and Engineering services (services as defined in the Construction and Professional Services Manual (CPSM));

d. Furnishing and equipment (as itemized by the sponsor);

e. Project inspection (services as defined in the CPSM);

f. Contingency (10.0%);

g. Inflation factor (yearly market inflation rate applied from January 1 of the year of the submitted design through the midpoint of construction, compounded);

h. Property purchased specifically for this facility; and

i. Other.

B. The following area allowances per bed shall be used to calculate the adjusted median construction cost of a local facility:

1. A maximum of 700 square feet per bed for facilities up to 35 residents;

2. A maximum of 650 square feet per bed for facilities of 36 to 79 residents; and

3. A maximum of 550 square feet per bed for facilities with 80 or more residents.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.5, 16.1-309.9, 16.1-322.7 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. July 1, 2011.

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