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HF 2096

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/23/2015 01:27pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/23/2015

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; establishing a global workforce development grant
program; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginGLOBAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin Minnesota contains a large and ever-growing international
community. This existing international community and other human assets of Minnesota
can be utilized above their current usage to assist in meeting the state's goals of providing
a world-class education and developing a global workforce.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to build
capacity in multicultural and linguistically specific organizations to deliver innovative
programs designed to build Minnesota's global workforce for present and future needs.
Recipients must build capacity in delivering healthy homes and living programs that
includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) developing curriculum for lifetime skills, global workforce education, training,
and leadership development;
new text end

new text begin (2) leveraging the grant to obtain technical assistance and support in attaining
national and federal certification;
new text end

new text begin (3) providing curriculum to high school and adult education students; or
new text end

new text begin (4) training staff to accomplish the items in clauses (1) through (3).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The international multicultural and multilingual housing
consortium, in consultation with the Department of Education, Department of Employment
and Economic Development, and other state agencies as necessary, shall develop the form
and method for applying for the grants and the criteria for determining the allocation of
the grants, but must require that:
new text end

new text begin (1) each recipient must be a multicultural and multilingual nonprofit service provider;
new text end

new text begin (2) each recipient must employ or otherwise include members with ties to countries
with which the United States and Minnesota have international trade relations;
new text end

new text begin (3) curriculum provided under subdivision 2, clause (3), must be available to any
age-appropriate student on a first-come, first-serve basis; and
new text end

new text begin (4) one-third of the recipients must employ, at and throughout the time of the grant
award, individuals or family members of United States citizens who fought for, or are or
have been in service to, the United States.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin Grants awarded under this section are limited to $150,000
per applicant organization per year. Grants shall be paid out on a calendar-year basis.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin Each recipient of grant funds shall report to the granting
organization no later than July 1 of the year following the grant's receipt regarding the
usage of the grant funds in the previous calendar year. The granting organization shall
develop the criteria necessary for the reports.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2016 and $....... in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
general fund to ....... for the purposes of section 1. Any balance in the first year does not
cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end