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HF 1226

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 10:15pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to early childhood; governing certain programs and funding for home
visits; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 145.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [145.87] HOME VISITING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND FAMILIES
WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grants for home visiting programs. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall award
grants to community health boards, nonprofit organizations, and tribal nations to start up
or expand home visiting programs serving pregnant women and families with young children.
Grant funds must be used:
new text end

new text begin (1) to start up or expand evidence-based home visiting programs, or home visiting
programs that are culturally or ethnically targeted to the county, reservation, or region of
operation; and
new text end

new text begin (2) to serve families with young children or pregnant women who are high risk or have
high needs; parents who have a history of mental illness, domestic abuse, or substance
abuse; first-time mothers; or families who are eligible for medical assistance or the federal
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a home visiting program serves first-time mothers, the program must provide
services prenatally until the child is three years of age in order to receive grant funds under
this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall award grants to entities in urban
and rural areas of the state. In awarding grants in rural areas, the commissioner shall give
priority to community health boards, nonprofit organizations, and tribal nations seeking to
expand home visiting services within regional partnerships that provide home visiting
services.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall allocate at least 75 percent of the grant funds awarded each
grant cycle to evidence-based home visiting programs and up to 25 percent of the grant
funds awarded each grant cycle to culturally or ethnically targeted home visiting programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin No supplanting of existing funds. new text end

new text begin Funding awarded under this section shall
only be used to supplement, and not to replace, funds being used for evidence-based or
culturally or ethnically targeted home visiting services as of June 30, 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Administrative costs. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use up to seven percent of the
annual appropriation under this section to provide training and technical assistance and to
administer and evaluate the program.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin $23,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $41,600,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of health for grants for home visiting services
under Minnesota Statutes, section 145.87. This amount is in addition to base appropriations,
and $56,500,000 is added to the base in each year for fiscal years 2022 and after.
new text end