HBCU/HMSI FUNDS/DOCT. PROG./TEACHING FELLOWS.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 789 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS DESIGNATED AS HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO ADDRESS UNDERFUNDING AT THOSE INSTITUTIONS, TO ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY AND NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY TO SUPPORT THEIR DOCTORAL PROGRAMS, AND TO ADD CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS TO THE TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM.
Intro. by Smith, Murdock.

Status: Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 20 2020)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to S 790, filed 5/14/20.

S 789

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 15 2020 - More information

    States NCGA findings and appropriates $20 million in additional recurring funds from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated the following universities for 10 fiscal years, from 2020-21 until 2029-30: NC Central University, NC A&T State University, Fayetteville State University, Winston-Salem State University, and Elizabeth City State University. Allows the funds to be used for scholarships, faculty recruitment, course development, and general operational support. 

    Appropriates $10 million in additional recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to NC A&T State University to support its doctoral programs. Requires the funds to be used to support new faculty and graduate student services for the doctoral programs, including the specified fields.

    Appropriates $10 million in additional recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to NC Central University to support its doctoral programs. Requires the funds to be used to support new faculty and graduate student services for doctoral programs, including the specified fields.

    Amends GS 116-209.62 by removing the cap (was, 5) on the number of institutions with which the NC Teaching Fellows Program is to be administered. Requires that at least the following be selected to participate in the Teaching Fellows Program: (1) one UNC constituent institution and one private postsecondary institution that are designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities and (2) one women's college that primarily enrolls a female student population. Makes conforming changes. Applies beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Effective July 1, 2020.


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