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File #: Int 2308-2021    Version: * Name: Provision of financial grants to public school applicants to be used for city university of New York application fees.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 5/12/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of financial grants to public school applicants to be used for city university of New York application fees
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: The proposed legislation requires the Department of Youth and Community Development, in consultation with the Department of Education, to establish a program to provide financial grants to cover the application fee for New York public school graduates applying to any two or four-year degree program at the City University of New York.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2308, 2. Int. No. 2308, 3. May 12, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-12-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 12, 2021

Int. No. 2308

 

By Council Members Kallos and Rosenthal (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of financial grants to public school applicants to be used for city university of New York application fees

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-414 to read as follows:

§ 21-414 Application grants for city university of New York. a. Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Financial grant. The term “financial grant” means the provision of money to an individual or entity without an obligation of repayment.

Public school applicant. The term “public school applicant” means any student of a high school in the city school district of the city of New York, including a charter school, projected to graduate in the current school year or any student who has received a high school diploma from such school.

b. In consultation with the department of education, and any other agency the commissioner deems necessary, the department shall establish and operate a program, subject to appropriation, to annually provide financial grants for the purpose of paying the application fee of all public school applicants applying for admission to any two or four-year degree program at the city university of New York.

c. The commissioner shall establish criteria and procedures for the disbursement of grants pursuant to this section. Such criteria and procedures shall be made publicly available on the department’s website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, provided that the commissioner of youth services may take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

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