Bill Summaries: H714 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 28 2021 - View summary

    Appropriates $500,000 in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (Division) to provide grants to governmental entities and nonprofits that provide emergency medical services (EMS). Directs the Division to develop policies and procedures for administration of the grant program, including a $10,000 grant amount maximum, allocation of up to 1% of funds appropriated for administrative costs, and a requirement to prioritize EMS providers in development tier one and tier two areas (top 80 counties ranked based on development factors outlined in G.S. 143B-437.08). Directs the Division to report to the specified General Assembly committee and division on distribution of the funds by November 1, 2021, and on recipients’ use of the funds by June 30, 2022. Effective July 1, 2021, and applies to grants on or after that date.