Adds Part 10C, Youth Development Fund, to Article 3 of GS Chapter 143B. Establishes the Youth Development Fund (Fund) to be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services (Division) ad used to allocate funds to youth development boards. Requires each county board of commissioners to appoint a five member local youth development board, which makes gratns to each eligible youth development activity center. Defines a youth development activity center as a community center that provides a place where students from grades K‑12 receive counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and any other related services after school and during vacations from school. Prohibits no more than 10% of the funds from being used for administrative costs. Sets out the application process for the grants. Requires each local youth development board to monitor the success of the youth development activity centers awarded grants and report annually to the Division. Requires the Division to report annually to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on the revenues credited to the Fund, the youth development activity centers receiving grants from the Fund, the success of those programs, and the costs associated with administering the Fund.
Appropriates $20 million for 2016-17 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, and $50 million adjusted to inflation, each fiscal year thereafter to fund the Youth Development Fund. Effective July 1, 2016.
Bill S 677 (2015-2016)Summary date: Mar 31 2015 - View summary