Bill Summary for H 956 (2019-2020)

Summary date: 

Apr 25 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 956 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 25, 2019
AN ACT TO REVISE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION OF YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR VARIOUS OTHER PUBLIC PURPOSES.
Intro. by Saine.

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Amends Section 11C.9(a) of SL 2017-57 by amending the purpose of the Foster Care Transitional Living Fund (Fund) as funding and supporting evidence-based transitional living (previously did not specify evidence-based) services that demonstrate positive outcomes for youth, attract significant private sector funding, and advance clinical research (was, lead to the development of evidence-based programs) to serve the at-risk population described in the Section. Amends the use of the Fund to include maintaining, in addition to establishing, an evidence-based transitional living program for youth aging out of foster care. Amends the strategies that are to be used in implementing the specified goals to include a public-private partnership with a commitment by private-sector funding partners to match at least 50% of the funds appropriated to the Fund for the 2019-2021 (was 2017-2019) fiscal biennium for providing Transitional Living Services through the Youth Village Transitional Living Model; requires implementing and evaluating the Youth Villages Transitional Living Model for implementing, in addition to establishing, the first evidence-based transitional living program in the nation. Makes conforming changes. Appropriates $500,000 in recurring, additional funds for each year of the 2019-21 biennium from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, for the continued implementation of the Fund. 

Appropriates $350,000 in recurring funds for each year of the 2019-21 fiscal biennium from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to support the NC Symphony, with $50,000 to provide access to Symphony performances for public schools without transportation. 

Appropriates $250,000 in recurring funds for each year of the 2019-21 fiscal biennium from the General Fund to the Department of Commerce to be allocated to Prospera to provide technical assistance to underserved small businesses in the state. 

Appropriates $4.5 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to renovate specified buildings at UNC-Charlotte. 

Appropriates $5 million for each year of the 2019-21 biennium from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to increase funding for the Aid to Public Libraries Fund. 

Appropriates $250,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2019-20 from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for the NC Kids Digital Library program.

Effective July 1, 2019. 

 

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