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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVIII
EARLY LEARNING-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1011
PLANNING AND BUDGETING
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F.S. 1011.81
1011.81 Florida College System Program Fund.
(1) There is established a Florida College System Program Fund. This fund shall comprise all appropriations made by the Legislature for the support of the current operating program and shall be apportioned and distributed to the Florida College System institution districts of the state on the basis of procedures established by law and rules of the State Board of Education. The annual apportionment for each Florida College System institution district shall be distributed monthly in payments as nearly equal as possible.
(2) Performance funding for industry certifications for Florida College System institutions is contingent upon specific appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and shall be determined as follows:
(a) Postsecondary industry certifications identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List approved by the State Board of Education under s. 1008.44 are eligible for performance funding.
(b) Unless otherwise specified in the General Appropriations Act, each Florida College System institution shall be provided $1,000 for each industry certification earned by a student under paragraph (a). If funds are insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such funds must be prorated. The department shall annually, by October 1, report to the Legislature industry certifications sorted into three tiers based upon the anticipated average wages of all occupations to which each certification is linked on the Master Credentials List.
(3) None of the funds made available in the Florida College System Program Fund, or funds made available to Florida College System institutions outside the Florida College System Program Fund, may be used to implement, organize, direct, coordinate, or administer, or to support the implementation, organization, direction, coordination, or administration of, activities related to, or involving, travel to a terrorist state. For purposes of this section, “terrorist state” is defined as any state, country, or nation designated by the United States Department of State as a state sponsor of terrorism.
(4) State funds provided for the Florida College System Program Fund may not be expended for the education of state or federal inmates.
History.s. 676, ch. 2002-387; s. 1, ch. 2006-54; s. 176, ch. 2011-5; s. 36, ch. 2011-63; s. 99, ch. 2012-5; s. 59, ch. 2013-27; s. 120, ch. 2015-2; s. 17, ch. 2019-103; ss. 10, 11, 115, ch. 2019-116; s. 39, ch. 2021-164; s. 40, ch. 2023-81.