AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO EXPAND THE COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS PROGRAM TO ALL 100 COUNTIES IN THE STATE OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD.
Includes whereas clauses. Describes the College Advising Corps (CAC) Program, a college access nonprofit organization. States the legislative intent to expand the placement of college advisors in all public schools through CAC over a three-year period.
Appropriates specified amounts totaling $2.55 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be provided each fiscal year of the 2019-21 biennium to CAC to expand college advisor placement. Restricts the use of these funds to Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties. States the legislative intent to provide for further specified recurring amounts for 2021-22 (and subsequent fiscal years) to expand the placement of college advisors to all 100 counties in the third year, including Tier 3 counties. Provides for CAC to match funds appropriated pursuant to the act on a $2 to $1 basis.
Requires CAC to partner with three postsecondary institutions to increase the number of recent graduates working as near-peer college advisors to help supply the expansion. Provides for the remaining funding after the achievement of placing college advisors in 100 counties to increase access of NC students to postsecondary degree or certificate attainment.
Establishes an annual reporting requirement for CAC to the specified NCGA Committee and Division for each year CAC expends State funds. Identifies required content of the report.
Effective July 1, 2019.