as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/23/2004|
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. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 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. 3.1 Sec. 2. [APPROPRIATION; AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT GRANTS.] 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.