AN ACT TO INCREASE RATES FOR FOSTER CARE AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Effective July 1, 2020, amends GS 108A-49.1 by increasing the monthly maximum specified rates for (1) State participation in the foster care assistance program and (2) the State adoption assistance program, which are based on the age of the child. The statute is amended again to further increase the rates, effective July 1, 2021.
Appropriates $6,868,758 for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, to implement the foster care and adoption rate increases. Effective July 1, 2019.
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