AN ACT TO CREATE THE SUPPORT MALE SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT PROGRAM AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.
Establishes the Support Male Survivors of Domestic Violence Grant Program (Program) within the State Treasury, to be administered by the Department of Administration, North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement (Council). Requires the Program to be used to make grants to centers, shelters, and other organizations serving survivors of domestic violence for the purpose of developing, maintaining, or expanding services for male survivors of domestic violence. Allows, beginning July 1, 2023, that up to 25 percent of the remaining grant funds also be distributed to centers, shelters, and other organizations serving survivors of domestic violence for the purpose of raising public awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence against male persons. Allows grant applications at least quarterly and requires determinations regarding grant program applications to be made within 90 days of (1) each application deadline or (2) the receipt of each application if there is no application deadline. Prohibits grant recipients from receiving more than $250,000 each fiscal year. Requires recipients to be a nonprofit corporation or a local government entity. Requires the Council to establish the procedures and criteria for awarding grants and requires making the final decision on the award of grants and announcing the award publicly in a timely manner. Requires the Council, on or before September 1 of each fiscal year, to report the complete history of distributions of grant funds from the Program to the specified NCGA committee chairs and division. Specifies what is to be included in the report.
Appropriates $1 million from the General Fund to the Department of Administration, North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement, for 2022-23 to be used in accordance with the provisions above. Specifies that the funds do not revert and instead remain available for expenditure by the Council for the above purposes.
Effective July 1, 2022.