H405: Funds for Ready for School, Ready for Life. Latest Version

Passed 1st Reading

AN ACT to appropriate funds to ready for school, ready for life to continue state financial support of an integrated data system for early childhood development programs.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  There is appropriated from the General Fund to Ready for School, Ready for Life, a nonprofit organization developing and providing a system of care for children prenatally to 5 years of age to improve outcomes and school readiness, a directed grant in the amount of four million eight hundred thousand dollars ($4,800,000) in nonrecurring funds for the 2023‑2024 fiscal year. The grant funds shall be used to support the building, testing, and improving of an integrated data system (IDS) technology to (i) enable care coordination, service monitoring, and outcomes tracking for young children and families and the government agencies and nonprofits that serve them and (ii) provide empirical outcomes data to facilitate decision making by policymakers.

SECTION 2.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2023.