AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE ANDREW JACKSON SCHOOL IN WELDON ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES, TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAT LAND TO COMPLEMENT THE EXISTING HISTORIC SITE, AND TO PROVIDE GRANT FUNDS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MUSEUM TO SUPPLEMENT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S FREEDOM TRAIL.
Requires the Department of Administration (DOA) to acquire the real property owned by the Board of Education for Weldon City Schools at the specified location, known as a portion of the Andrew Jackson School site, on behalf of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Authorizes DOA to acquire the property for no more than $50,000. Appropriates $50,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Administration for the property's acquisition.
Appropriates $50,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to Halifax County to be allocated as a grant-in-aid to Halifax Underground Railroad, to establish a museum to supplement the Freedom Trail, a part of the National Park Service's designated Network to Freedom Program. Specifies that the provisions of GS 143C-6-23 (State grant funds: administration; oversight and reporting requirements) apply to the grant funds described in this section.
Appropriates $150,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to secure the Andrew Jackson School site and initiate preliminary planning for the development of the site in a manner complementary to the existing historic site.
Effective July 1, 2021.