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HF 2567

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 02:41pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/18/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; appropriating money to make workforce training
and entrepreneurship investments intended to help close the state's opportunity
gaps for Minnesotans of color.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
Department of Employment and Economic Development for the purposes specified in this
article. The appropriations are from the general fund, or another named fund, and are
available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2020" and "2021"
used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year
2020. "The second year" is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
"Each year" means each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,647,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,150,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 6,225,000
new text end
new text begin 6,225,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 6,422,000
new text end
new text begin 5,925,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Business and Community Development
new text end

new text begin 3,225,000
new text end
new text begin 3,225,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $750,000 each year is for a grant to the
Neighborhood Development Center for small
business programs. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,175,000 each year is for a grant to the
Metropolitan Economic Development
Association (MEDA) for statewide business
development and assistance services, including
services to entrepreneurs with businesses that
have the potential to create job opportunities
for unemployed and underemployed people,
with an emphasis on minority-owned
businesses. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) $125,000 each year is for a grant to the
White Earth Nation for the White Earth Nation
Integrated Business Development System to
provide business assistance with workforce
development, outreach, technical assistance,
infrastructure and operational support,
financing, and other business development
activities. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,175,000 each year is for a grant to
Enterprise Minnesota, Inc. for the small
business growth acceleration program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116O.115. This
is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Workforce Development
new text end

new text begin 9,172,000
new text end
new text begin 8,675,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,750,000
new text end
new text begin 2,750,000
new text end
new text begin Workforce
Development
new text end
new text begin 6,422,000
new text end
new text begin 5,925,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,500,000 each year is from the general
fund for the youth at work competitive grant
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116L.562. This amount is in addition to the
base appropriation for this purpose. Of this
amount, up to five percent is for administration
and monitoring of the youth workforce
development competitive grant program. All
grant awards shall be for two consecutive
years. Grants shall be awarded in the first year.
The base for this program in fiscal year 2022
is $750,000 from the general fund and
$3,348,000 from the workforce development
fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to YWCA St.
Paul to provide job training services and
workforce development programs and
services, including job skills training and
counseling. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (c) $525,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the YWCA
of Minneapolis to provide economically
challenged individuals the jobs skills training,
career counseling, and job placement
assistance necessary to secure a child
development associate credential and to have
a career path in early childhood education.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,000,000 each year is from the
workforce development fund for a grant to
EMERGE Community Development, in
collaboration with community partners, for
services targeting Minnesota communities
with the highest concentrations of African and
African-American joblessness, based on the
most recent census tract data, to provide
employment readiness training, credentialed
training placement, job placement and
retention services, supportive services for
hard-to-employ individuals, and a general
education development fast track and adult
diploma program. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,000,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to the
Minneapolis Foundation for a strategic
intervention program designed to target and
connect program participants to meaningful,
sustainable living-wage employment. This is
a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (f) $1,297,000 in fiscal year 2020 and
$800,000 in fiscal year 2021 are from the
workforce development fund for performance
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
116J.8747, to Twin Cities R!SE to provide
training to hard-to-train individuals. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (g) $750,000 each year is from the workforce
development fund for a grant to Latino
Communities United in Service (CLUES) to
expand culturally tailored programs that
address employment and education skill gaps
for working parents and underserved youth by
providing new job skills training to stimulate
higher wages for low-income people, family
support systems designed to reduce
intergenerational poverty, and youth
programming to promote educational
advancement and career pathways. At least
50 percent of this amount must be used for
programming targeted at greater Minnesota.
This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (h) $250,000 each year is for transfer to the
Department of Education for a grant to the
American Indian Opportunities and
Industrialization Center, in collaboration with
the Northwest Indian Community
Development Center, to reduce academic
disparities for American Indian students and
adults. This is a onetime appropriation. The
grant funds may be used to provide:
new text end

new text begin (1) student tutoring and testing support
services;
new text end

new text begin (2) training in information technology;
new text end

new text begin (3) assistance in obtaining a GED;
new text end

new text begin (4) remedial training leading to enrollment in
a postsecondary higher education institution;
new text end

new text begin (5) real-time work experience in information
technology fields; and
new text end

new text begin (6) contextualized adult basic education.
new text end

new text begin After notification to the legislature, the
commissioner may transfer this appropriation
to the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (i) $600,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for a grant to Ujamaa
Place for job training, employment
preparation, internships, education, training
in the construction trades, housing, and
organizational capacity-building. This is a
onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (j) $1,000,000 each year from the workforce
development fund is for a grant to the
Construction Careers Foundation for the
construction career pathway initiative to
provide year-round educational and
experiential learning opportunities for teens
and young adults under the age of 21 that lead
to careers in the construction industry. This is
a onetime appropriation. Grant funds must be
used to:
new text end

new text begin (1) increase construction industry exposure
activities for middle school and high school
youth, parents, and counselors to reach a more
diverse demographic and broader statewide
audience. This requirement includes, but is
not limited to, an expansion of programs to
provide experience in different crafts to youth
and young adults throughout the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) increase the number of high schools in
Minnesota offering construction classes during
the academic year that utilize a multicraft
curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (3) increase the number of summer internship
opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (4) enhance activities to support graduating
seniors in their efforts to obtain employment
in the construction industry;
new text end

new text begin (5) increase the number of young adults
employed in the construction industry and
ensure that they reflect Minnesota's diverse
workforce; and
new text end

new text begin (6) enhance an industrywide marketing
campaign targeted to youth and young adults
about the depth and breadth of careers within
the construction industry.
new text end

new text begin Programs and services supported by grant
funds must give priority to individuals and
groups that are economically disadvantaged
or historically underrepresented in the
construction industry, including but not limited
to women, veterans, and members of minority
and immigrant groups.
new text end

new text begin (k) $1,000,000 each year is for grants for
positive youth development, community
engagement, legal services, and capacity
building for community-based organizations
serving Somali youth, including youth
engagement, risk prevention, and intervention
activities that help build the resiliency of the
Somali-Minnesotan community and address
challenges facing Somali youth. Of this
amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant to
Youthprise for activities provided in this
paragraph. Funded projects must provide
culturally and linguistically relevant services.
To the maximum extent possible, 50 percent
of the funding must be distributed in greater
Minnesota, and 50 percent of the funding must
be distributed within the metropolitan area, as
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2. Of the amount
appropriated for grants to be awarded by the
commissioner, up to five percent is for
administration and monitoring of the program.
This is a onetime appropriation and is
available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (l) $250,000 each year is for increased grantee
support from the department to ensure
successful program delivery and improved
program outcome analysis. This is a onetime
appropriation.
new text end