SB 604 – Addressing Nonacademic Barriers to Success

SB 604 – Addressing Nonacademic Barriers to Success

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Sarah Crawford (D-Franklin, Wake)

Summary

This bill requires the State Board of Community Colleges to develop and administer a grant program designed to improve academic success by addressing nonacademic barriers impacting students, including the lack or insufficient availability and accessibility of: (1) mental health and other behavioral health services, (2) affordable and stable housing, (3) sufficient and healthy nutrition, (4) affordable health care services and health insurance, and (5) legal and other support services.

This bill also appropriates $1.6M in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to the Community College System to establish the Community College Support Student Academic Success Program and appropriates $1.1M in nonrecurring funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to the Community College System to extend successful grant programs and evaluate the Academic Success Program.

Movement

Filed – 4/6/2021

 

 
 

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