Prekindergarten Program Trust Fund
(1) The Prekindergarten Program Trust Fund is established as a fund in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund. The primary purpose of the trust fund is to assist eligible children with comprehensive services including educational, social, health and nutritional development to enhance their chances for success in school and life. For this purpose, the trust fund is continuously appropriated to the Early Learning Division for the Oregon prekindergarten program described in ORS 329.170 (Definitions for ORS 329.170 to 329.200) to 329.200 (Report on Oregon prekindergarten program by superintendent).
(2) The division may solicit and accept money in the form of gifts, contributions and grants to be deposited in the trust fund. Except as provided in ORS 329.185 (Expansion of Oregon prekindergarten program), the acceptance of federal grants for purposes of ORS 329.170 (Definitions for ORS 329.170 to 329.200) to 329.200 (Report on Oregon prekindergarten program by superintendent) does not commit state funds nor place an obligation upon the Legislative Assembly to continue the purposes for which the federal funds are made available.
(3) The trust fund may be listed, if otherwise qualified, on the Oregon income tax return for checkoff pursuant to application made to the Oregon Charitable Checkoff Commission under ORS 305.690 (Definitions for ORS 305.690 to 305.753) to 305.753 (State Treasurer may solicit donations to eligible entities) by the division. [1995 c.636 §4; 2001 c.831 §17; 2007 c.858 §12; 2013 c.624 §7]
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