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  • Summary date: May 1 2024 - View Summary

    Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services (Division), the sum of $7.5 million in nonrecurring funds for the 2024-2025 fiscal year to be used to provide grant funds to counties to allow local judicially managed accountability and recovery courts to obtain vocational rehabilitation training for individuals assigned to a local judicially managed accountability and  recovery court. Directs that the grant funds will be distributed through a competitive grant program developed and managed by the Division. Limits grant funds to $150,000 per county in a single fiscal year. Specifies that training obtained for individuals will be provided by a North Carolina community college and that grant funds received may also be used to provide transportation to these trainings. Requires DHHS to report to the specified NCGA committee within 60 days of distributing a grant on the county receiving the grant and amount awarded. Provides that funds do not revert until June 30, 2026.  Effective July 1, 2024.