FUNDS FOR UNIVERSAL NC PRE-K.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 948 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 25, 2019
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO ALLOW ACCESS TO ANY CHILD IN THE STATE SEEKING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NORTH CAROLINA PREKINDERGARTEN (NC PRE-K) PROGRAM.
Intro. by Brockman, Ball, Meyer, Clemmons.

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)
H 948

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information

    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.


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