SB 219 - This act creates the Missouri Care Counts Program to provide funding to school districts and public charter schools in St. Louis to purchase washing machines and dryers. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall coordinate and administer the program. School districts and public charter schools shall submit an application to the Department to be considered for the Program. Priority for distribution of moneys will be given to schools with the highest percentage of enrolled students participating in the free and reduced lunch program. Subject to appropriations, the Program shall be funded by the Missouri Care Counts Fund created under the act.
The provisions of this act will sunset in six years unless reauthorized.