Bill Summary for S 394 (2021-2022)

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Mar 30 2021

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Senate Bill 394 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 30, 2021
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO SUPPORT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.
Intro. by Robinson, Lowe, Clark.

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Appropriates the following specified amounts from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) for 2021-22 to be allocated to the following specified entities for the purposes specified: $2 million in recurring funds for NC Central University (NCCU) to support the expansion of its doctoral program in integrated biosciences focusing on health disparities in underrepresented populations and for additional external research funding opportunities; $3 million for NCCU for the purchase of lab equipment and instruments for the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) and the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI); $7.5 million in additional recurring funds for NC Agriculture and Technical State University (NC A&T) to support new faculty and graduate students services for the doctoral programs; and $3 million in additional recurring funds to NC A&T to support its agricultural research and cooperative extension activities by matching federal funds awarded as a land-grant university at a dollar per dollar rate (states legislative intent to appropriate additional necessary funds to meet the matching requirements).

Transfers $80 million from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund, and appropriates the transferred funds to the UNC BOG for 2020-21 to provide funds for the construction of a new dorm building at Elizabeth City State University.

Effective July 1, 2021. 

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