Bill Summary for H 948 (2019-2020)
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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.
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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.