AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNCIL FOR WOMEN AND YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND OTHER ENTITIES THAT SERVE POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Appropriates $80,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Administration, NC Council for Women and Youth Development (Council) for 2022-23 to hire one permanent, full-time position at the Council to carry out five specified duties, including serving as a liaison between the Council and the court system, and seeking funding and other assistance to make domestic violence intervention programs available statewide.
Appropriates the following additional funds from the General Fund to the Council for 2022-23: $100,000 to provide grants statewide for the purpose of developing, maintaining, or expanding domestic violence intervention programs; $100,000 for grants to domestic violence intervention programs statewide for pay for language interpreters, sign language interpreters, or other services benefiting uniquely vulnerable populations; and $100,000 to provide grants to domestic violence intervention programs statewide to train staff to include new and best practices in the programs.
Directs the Council to establish procedures and criteria for awarding grants consistent with the State Budget Act. Requires timely and public announcement of awards. Directs the Council to annually report on fund distribution to the specified NCGA committee chairs and division. Specifies required content of the reports.
Specifies that funds remain available to implement the act.
Effective July 1, 2022.