Appropriates from the General Fund $15,050,000 in recurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year and $25,200,000 in recurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education, to phase in necessary slots in the NC Pre-K Program (Program). Allocates the funds as follows: $10,150,000 for the 2019-20 fiscal year and $20,300,000 for the 2020-21 fiscal year for new Program slots, and $4.9 million for each year of the 2019-21 fiscal biennium for administrative needs for the Program's expansion. Prohibits the Division from requiring children to meet eligibility requirements to participate in the Program beginning with the 2019-20 school year, except for requiring that the Program serve only children who are at least four years old on or before August 31. Effective July 1, 2019.
Status: Ref to the Com on Appropriations, Health and Human Services, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 26 2019)
Bill H 948 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information