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HF 2394

as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/23/2004

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to education finance; reinstating the 
  1.3             after-school enrichment grant program; appropriating 
  1.4             money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
  1.5             Statutes, chapter 124D. 
  1.7      Section 1.  [124D.2211] [AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS.] 
  1.8      Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] A competitive statewide 
  1.9   after-school enrichment grant program that incorporates 
  1.10  principles, strategies, and approaches consistent with a 
  1.11  positive youth development orientation is established to provide 
  1.12  implementation grants to community or nonprofit organizations, 
  1.13  to political subdivisions, or to school-based programs.  The 
  1.14  commissioner may use criteria for after-school enrichment 
  1.15  programs under Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.221, to 
  1.16  evaluate grant proposals. 
  1.17     Subd. 2.  [PRIORITY NEIGHBORHOODS.] For grants in 
  1.18  Minneapolis and St. Paul, the commissioner must give priority to 
  1.19  neighborhoods in this subdivision.  In Minneapolis, priority 
  1.20  neighborhoods are Near North, Hawthorne, Sumner-Glenwood, 
  1.21  Harrison, Jordan, Powderhorn, Central, Whittier, Cleveland, 
  1.22  McKinley, Waite Park, Sheridan, Holland, Lyndale, Folwell, and 
  1.23  Phillips.  In St. Paul, priority neighborhoods are 
  1.24  Summit-University, Thomas-Dale, North End, Payne-Phalen, Daytons 
  1.25  Bluff, and the West Side. 
  2.1      Subd. 3.  [PROGRAM OUTCOMES.] The expected outcomes of the 
  2.2   after-school enrichment programs are to: 
  2.3      (1) increase the number of children participating in 
  2.4   adult-supervised programs in nonschool hours; 
  2.5      (2) support academic achievement, including the areas of 
  2.6   reading and math; 
  2.7      (3) reduce the amount of juvenile crime; 
  2.8      (4) increase school attendance and reduce the number of 
  2.9   school suspensions; 
  2.10     (5) increase the number of youth engaged in community 
  2.11  service and other activities designed to support character 
  2.12  improvement, strengthen families, and instill community values; 
  2.13     (6) increase skills in technology, the arts, sports, and 
  2.14  other activities; and 
  2.15     (7) increase and support the academic achievement and 
  2.16  character development of adolescent parents. 
  2.17     Subd. 4.  [PLAN.] An applicant shall develop a plan for an 
  2.18  after-school enrichment program for youth.  The plan must 
  2.19  include: 
  2.20     (1) collaboration with and leverage of existing community 
  2.21  resources that have demonstrated effectiveness; 
  2.22     (2) solid grounding in an evidence-based conceptual 
  2.23  framework, such as resilience or developmental assets, that 
  2.24  represents a more efficacious approach to program design and 
  2.25  implementation; 
  2.26     (3) creative outreach to children and youth; 
  2.27     (4) involvement of local governments, including park and 
  2.28  recreation boards or schools, unless no government agency is 
  2.29  appropriate; 
  2.30     (5) community control over the design of the enrichment 
  2.31  program; and 
  2.32     (6) identification of the sources of nonpublic funding. 
  2.33     Subd. 5.  [PLAN APPROVAL; GRANTS.] An applicant shall 
  2.34  submit a plan developed under subdivision 4 to the commissioner 
  2.35  for approval.  The commissioner shall award a grant for the 
  2.36  implementation of an approved plan. 
  3.2      (a) $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2005 is appropriated from the 
  3.3   general fund to the commissioner of education for after-school 
  3.4   enrichment grants under section 1. 
  3.5      (b) Up to $100,000 of the amount in paragraph (a) may be 
  3.6   used for a grant to an organization with the expertise to 
  3.7   provide technical assistance to after-school enrichment program 
  3.8   grant recipients.