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Code of Virginia
Title 10.1. Conservation
Chapter 22. Historic Resources
12/10/2019

§ 10.1-2211.1. Disbursement of funds appropriated for caring for Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves.

A. At the direction of the Director, the Comptroller of the Commonwealth is instructed and empowered to draw annual warrants upon the State Treasurer from any sums that may be provided in the general appropriation act, in favor of the treasurers of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) and the Revolutionary War memorial associations caring for cemeteries as set forth in subsection B. Such sums shall be expended by the associations for the routine maintenance of their respective Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves and for the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and sailors not otherwise cared for in other cemeteries and in erecting and caring for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War. All such associations, through their proper officers, are required after July 1 of each year to submit to the Director a certified statement that the funds disbursed to the association or organization in the preceding fiscal year were or will be expended for the routine maintenance of cemeteries and graves specified in this section and in erecting and caring for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War. If a cemetery association fails to comply with any of the requirements of this section, such association shall be prohibited from receiving moneys allocated under this section for all subsequent fiscal years until the association fully complies with the requirements. No retroactive disbursement of funds for any preceding year shall be made. The Director shall deposit any appropriated funds that are not disbursed during the same fiscal year into the Revolutionary War Cemeteries and Graves Fund created pursuant to § 10.1-2211.1:1.

B. Allocation of appropriations made pursuant to this section shall be based on the number of graves, monuments, and markers as set forth opposite the cemetery name, or as documented by each association multiplied by the rate of $5 or the average actual cost of routine maintenance, whichever is greater, for each grave, monument, or marker in the care of a cemetery association. For the purposes of this section, the "average actual cost of care" shall be determined by the Department in a biennial survey of at least four properly maintained cemeteries, each located in a different geographical region of the Commonwealth.

aIN THE COUNTIES OF:NUMBER:
bAmherst
cSt. Matthews Episcopal Church3
dAugusta
eBethel Presbyterian Church33
fGlebe Burying Ground11
gMossy Creek Cemetery6
hAugusta Stone Presbyterian Church44
iHebron Presbyterian Church6
jOld Providence Presbyterian Church20
kRocky Spring Presbyterian Church4
lSt. John's Reformed Lutheran Church4
mSt. Peter's Lutheran Church3
nTinkling Springs Presbyterian Church13
oTrinity Lutheran Church8
pBotetourt
qFincastle Presbyterian Church28
rCampbell
sCallaway-Steptoe Cemetery4
tCobbs Hall Farm3
uConcord Presbyterian Church4
vFamily Cemetery at Avoca3
wMount Airy Family Cemetery3
xHaden Family Cemetery on Phillips Farm3
yHat Creek Presbyterian Church3
zClarke
aaOld Chapel Churchyard3
abCulpeper
acCulpeper Cemetery3
adMasonic Cemetery3
aeDinwiddie
afSweden Plantation3
agFloyd
ahPine Creek Cemetery4
aiFranklin
ajTanyard-Benard-Hill Cemetery3
akGreenesville
alRobinson Family Cemetery3
amHalifax
anTerry Family Cemetery5
aoHanover
apSpring Grove Cemetery5
aqHenry
arLeatherwood Plantation5
asLoudoun
atKetoctin Cemetery7
auLouisa
avLittle River Baptist Church3
awNelson
axCub Creek Road Cemetery10
ayPage
azPrintz Family Cemetery3
baPittsylvania
bbBuckler Family Cemetery3
bcRoanoke
bdWalton Family Cemetery3
beRockingham
bfDayton Cemetery3
bgOld Peaked Mountain Church30
bhRussell
biSoloman Litton Hollow Cemetery4
bjShenandoah
bkSt. Mary's Lutheran Church7
blTazewell
bmThompson Family Cemetery4
bnWashington
boGreen Spring Church6
bpSinking Spring Cemetery9
bqWythe
brSt. John's Lutheran Church5
bsSt. Paul's Lutheran Church4
btIN THE CITIES OF:
buAlexandria
bvChrist Church Cemetery8
bwOld Presbyterian Meeting House43
bxFairfax
byFairfax City Cemetery3
bzPohick Church Cemetery3
caWashington Family Tomb3
cbFredericksburg
ccFredericksburg Cemetery5
cdMasonic Cemetery6
ceSt. George's Episcopal Church3
cfLexington
cgStonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery19
chWashington and Lee University3
ciLynchburg
cjOld City Cemetery3
ckNewport News
clWarwick Burial Ground3
cmNorfolk
cnSt. Paul's Cemetery3
coPortsmouth
cpCedar Grove4
cqTrinity Episcopal Church5
crRichmond
csHollywood Cemetery4
ctShockoe Hill Cemetery8
cuSt. John's Episcopal Church4
cvRockbridge
cwFalling Spring Presbyterian Church6
cxHigh Bridge Presbyterian Church3
cyNew Providence Presbyterian Church16
czTimber Ridge Cemetery9
daStaunton
dbTrinity Episcopal Church17
dcWilliamsburg
ddBruton Parish Church4
deWinchester
dfMount Hebron Cemetery31
dgOld Opequon Presbyterian Church10

C. In addition to funds that may be provided pursuant to subsection B, any of the associations set forth in subsection B may apply to the Director for grants to perform extraordinary maintenance, renovation, repair or reconstruction of any of their respective Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves and for the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and sailors. These grants shall be made from any appropriation made available by the General Assembly for such purpose. In making such grants, the Director shall give full consideration to the assistance available from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or other agencies, except in those instances where such assistance is deemed by the Director to be detrimental to the historical, artistic or architectural significance of the site.

C. In addition to any sums that may be provided in favor of the associations as set forth in subsection B, the Director shall disburse funds at the same rate to VASSAR to fund its maintenance of no more than 6,000 additional Revolutionary War graves in the Commonwealth, as documented and certified by VASSAR and set forth in a list submitted annually to the Director.

D. Any of the associations and societies set forth in subsection B or C may apply to the Director for grants to perform extraordinary maintenance, renovation, repair, or reconstruction of any of their respective Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves and to erect and care for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War. These grants shall be made from any appropriation made available by the General Assembly for such purpose or from the Revolutionary War Cemeteries and Graves Fund created pursuant to § 10.1-2211.1:1. In making such grants, the Director shall give full consideration to the assistance available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other agencies, except in those instances where such assistance is deemed by the Director to be detrimental to the historical, artistic, or architectural significance of the site.

E. Local matching funds shall not be required for grants made pursuant to this section.

2002, c. 256; 2007, c. 349; 2018, cc. 639, 641.

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