HB 346 – Funds for Down Syndrome Programs

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. John Bradford, III (R-Mecklenburg)


This bill appropriates $2,500,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and $2,500,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to DHHS to be exclusively used to support programs designed to assist individuals and their families with Down Syndrome.

This bill also prohibits funds from being used to support any program that does not have an established record of providing at least one of the following services to adult individuals with Down Syndrome: (1) assistance with dignified integration into the community, (2)housing assistance, or (3) job training, job placement, or both.


Filed – 3/22/2021