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HF 2037

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/04/2019 02:04pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/04/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; appropriating money for Girls in Action programming
grant.

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

Section 1. 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 Girls in Action grant. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to the Girls in Action program to enable
Girls in Action to continue to provide and expand Twin Cities metropolitan area school and
community-based programs that encourage and support low-income girls of color:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 1,500,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2020
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new text begin $
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new text begin 0
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) Of the appropriated funds, $1,000,000 must be used to sustain 16 current Girls in
Action program sites and expand to reach an additional four sites in Anoka and Hennepin
Counties with growing ethnic diversity among students. $500,000 must be used to sustain
three community-based Girls in Action programs for Asian, East African, and Latina girls
in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota Counties, and to expand an additional two
community-based programs in these counties to reach Native American and
African-American girls.
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new text begin (c) Girls in Action programs supported by these funds must include programs focused
on:
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new text begin (1) increasing academic performance, high school graduation rates, and enrollment in
postsecondary education for girls faced with social, demographic, racial, and economic
barriers and challenges;
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new text begin (2) increasing mentoring, literacy, career development, positive community engagement,
and number of qualified female employees of color in the workforce pipeline, particularly
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;
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new text begin (3) providing coaching, mentoring, health and wellness counseling, resources to girls
whose experience with sexual assault has negatively impacted their academics and behavior,
and culturally sensitive therapy resources and counseling services to sexual assault victims;
and
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new text begin (4) increasing financial literacy and knowledge of options for financing college or
postsecondary education.
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new text begin (d) This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is
available in the second year.
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