H103 - 2022 Appropriations Act. (SL 2022-74)

Session Year 2022

Overview: Section 7.10 of S.L. 2022-74 codifies the Feminine Hygiene Products Grant Program (Program), which assists public school units (PSUs) in providing students with feminine hygiene products at no charge to the student. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) must award grants of up to $5,000 each on a first-come, first-served basis, except that DPI must prioritize grants to PSUs that did not receive an award in the previous fiscal year. PSUs cannot receive more than one grant per fiscal year. By March 15 of each year, DPI must report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the PSUs receiving grants under the Program, the specific feminine hygiene products purchased with grant funds, and the impact of the Program on student health and well-being.

This section became effective July 1, 2022. For the 2022-2023 fiscal year, DPI must prioritize awarding grants to PSUs that did not receive an award pursuant to the previously uncodified grant program.

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