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HF 1060

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/03/2017 08:29am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/09/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing an after-school community learning grant
program; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAFTER-SCHOOL COMMUNITY LEARNING GRANTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A competitive grant program is established
to support community-based organizations, schools, political subdivisions, or child care
centers that service young people in kindergarten through grade 12 after school or during
nonschool hours. Grants must be used to offer enrichment activities that promote positive
youth development, including mentoring, leadership, community engagement, agriculture,
art, music, literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and recreation
programs.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall develop the form and method
for applying for the grants. The application must include information on the applicant's
outreach to children and youth that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and two-year
measurable goals and activities linked to research or best practices. The commissioner may
consider the following criteria to allocate the grants:
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new text begin (1) increasing access to protective factors that build young people's capacity to become
productive adults, such as connections to a caring adult;
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new text begin (2) developing children's skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in postsecondary
education and career opportunities; and
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new text begin (3) encouraging attendance and improving performance in school.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin To the extent practicable, the selection of applicants shall result
in an equitable distribution of grant awards among geographic areas within Minnesota,
including rural, suburban, and urban communities. The commissioner shall also give priority
to programs that collaborate with and leverage existing community resources that have
demonstrated effectiveness. Applicants selected as grantees are eligible to receive a two-year
renewable grant, contingent upon satisfactory progress toward goals and objectives and the
availability of funds.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin After-school community learning grants. new text end

new text begin For after-school community learning
grants under section 1:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 5,000,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2018
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new text begin $
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new text begin 5,000,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2019
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new text begin The Department of Education may use up to two percent of the appropriation in each
fiscal year for administration and evaluation purposes. The Department of Education may
use up to five percent of the appropriation in each fiscal year to partner with Ignite
Afterschool and other youth development organizations in order to provide capacity building,
professional development, and technical assistance to ensure implementation of high-quality,
research-driven learning opportunities.
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new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
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