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HF 1660

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/21/2018 02:03pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a mobile food shelf grant program;
appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginMOBILE FOOD SHELF GRANTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant amount. new text end

new text begin Hunger Solutions shall award grants on a priority basis
under subdivision 3. A grant to sustain an existing mobile program shall not exceed $25,000.
A grant to create a new mobile program shall not exceed $75,000.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application contents. new text end

new text begin An applicant for a grant under this section must provide
the following information to Hunger Solutions:
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new text begin (1) the location of the project;
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new text begin (2) a description of the mobile program, including the program's size and scope;
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new text begin (3) evidence regarding the unserved or underserved nature of the community in which
the project is to be located;
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new text begin (4) evidence of community support for the project;
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new text begin (5) the total cost of the project;
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new text begin (6) the amount of the grant request and how funds will be used;
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new text begin (7) sources of funding or in-kind contributions for the project that may supplement any
grant award;
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new text begin (8) the applicant's commitment to maintain the mobile program; and
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new text begin (9) any additional information requested by Hunger Solutions.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Awarding grants. new text end

new text begin In evaluating applications and awarding grants, Hunger
Solutions must give priority to an applicant who:
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new text begin (1) serves unserved or underserved areas;
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new text begin (2) creates a new mobile program or expands an existing mobile program;
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new text begin (3) serves areas where a high level of need is identified;
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new text begin (4) provides evidence of strong support for the project from residents and other institutions
in the community;
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new text begin (5) leverages funding for the project from other private and public sources; and
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new text begin (6) commits to maintaining the program on a multiyear basis.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services for grants under section 1. $1,000,000 is appropriated for sustaining
existing mobile programs and $1,000,000 is appropriated for creating new mobile programs.
The unencumbered balance in the first year does not cancel but is available for the second
year.
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