Includes whereas clauses regarding healthy development in children and programs administered by the North Carolina Partnership for Children Inc. (Partnership, also known as Smart Start) through local partnerships.
Appropriates $10 million from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education, for the 2018-19 fiscal year to be allocated to the Partnership. Directs that the funds be used for (1) evidence-based parent education programs that give parents tools to increase their knowledge of early childhood development and positive parenting practices and (2) evidence-based home visiting programs that help parents by providing education, information, and resources. Permits the Partnership to use up to 2% of the funds for statewide program management and evaluation.
Specifies that the funds appropriated by the act are not subject to administrative cost requirements under Section 11B.8(b) of SL 2017-57 (Section in the Appropriations Act of 2017 concerning Smart Start initiatives), child care services funding requirements under GS 143B-168.15(b), child care subsidy expansion requirements under GS 143B-168.75(g), or the match requirements under Section 11B.8(d) of SL 2017-57 (concerning Smart Start initiatives).
Directs the Partnership to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on the healthy development initiative by March 1, 2019, including reporting preliminary outcomes.
Effective July 1, 2018.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 29 2018)
Bill S 747 (2017-2018)Summary date: May 24 2018 - More information