Bill Summary for H 339 (2023-2024)

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Mar 9 2023

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 339 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 9, 2023
Intro. by Roberson, Logan, Gill, T. Brown.

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Establishes the Support Male Survivors of Domestic Violence Program (Program) within the State Treasury. Specifies that the Program be administered by the North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement (Council). Directs that the Program must make grants to centers, shelters, and other organizations serving survivors of domestic violence for the purpose of developing, maintaining, or expanding services for male survivors of domestic violence. Beginning July 1, 2024, allows up to 25% of the remaining grant funds to be distributed to centers, shelters, and other organizations serving survivors of domestic violence for the purpose of raising public awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence against male persons. Requires the Council to allow eligible centers, shelters, and organizations to apply at least quarterly for grant funds and to make determinations regarding grant program applications within 90 days of (1) each application deadline or (2) the receipt of each application if there is no application deadline. Specifies that the Program is to be administered in accordance with the provisions of the State Budget Act. Defines eligible grant applicants as a center, shelter, or other organization that is a nonprofit corporation or a local governmental entity.  Sets limit of $250,000 award to a grantee per fiscal year that the grants are distributed. 

Requires the Council to establish procedures and criteria for grant awards from the Program. Requires the Council to make final decisions and to publicly announce the award in a timely manner. Requires an annual report to the specified NCGA committee, committee chairs, and division.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Administration, Council, $1 million in nonrecurring funds for the 2023-2024 fiscal year to be used for the Program. Specifies that the funds do not revert but remain available for expenditure by the Council for the purposes set forth above.

Effective July 1, 2023.