H943: Funds to Support Western North Carolina IHEs. Latest Version


House
Passed 1st Reading



AN ACT to provide funds to support projects and programs at western carolina university and blue ridge community college.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  WCU/Apodaca/STEM Building. – There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina the sum of three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) in nonrecurring funds for the 2021‑2022 fiscal year for the Building Reserve to be allocated for the operation and maintenance of the Apodaca/STEM Building at Western Carolina University.

SECTION 2.  Blue Ridge Community College/Various Projects. – There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office the sum of two million three hundred twelve thousand two hundred dollars ($2,312,200) in nonrecurring funds for the 2021‑2022 fiscal year to be allocated to Blue Ridge Community College to be used as follows:

(1)        $1,762,200 shall be used for technology equipment, wiring, and furniture for a building renovation.

(2)        $300,000 shall be used for start‑up costs for new trade programs at the community college in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, masonry, and plumbing.

(3)        $250,000 shall be used for the purchase of equipment for a public safety training center for law enforcement and rescue personnel programs.

SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2021.