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HF 3354

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/05/2018 03:10pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; modifying the education partnership program;
establishing a priority for future grants; amending Minnesota Statutes 2017
Supplement, section 124D.99, subdivision 3; Laws 2017, First Special Session
chapter 5, article 9, section 2, subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124D.99, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Administration; design.

(a) The commissioner shall establish program
requirements, an application process and timeline for each tier of grants specified in
subdivision 4, criteria for evaluation of applications, and a grant awards process. The
commissioner's process must minimize administrative costs, minimize burdens for applicants
and grant recipients, and provide a framework that permits flexibility in program design
and implementation among grant recipients.

(b) To the extent practicable, the commissioner shall design the program to align with
programs implemented or proposed by organizations in Minnesota that:

(1) identify and increase the capacity of organizations that are focused on achieving
data-driven, locally controlled positive outcomes for children and youth throughout an entire
neighborhood or geographic area through programs such as Strive Together, Promise
Neighborhood, and the Education Partnerships Coalition members;

(2) build a continuum of educational family and community supports with academically
rigorous schools at the center;

(3) maximize program efficiencies by integrating programmatic activities and eliminating
administrative barriers;

(4) develop local infrastructure needed to sustain and scale up proven and effective
solutions beyond the initial neighborhood or geographic area; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(5) utilize appropriate outcome measures based on unique community needs and interests
and apply rigorous evaluation on a periodic basis to be used to both monitor outcomes and
allow for continuous improvements to systemsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (6) collect and utilize data to improve student outcomes;
new text end

new text begin (7) share disaggregated performance data with the community to set community-level
outcomes;
new text end

new text begin (8) employ continuous improvement processes;
new text end

new text begin (9) have an anchor entity to manage the partnership;
new text end

new text begin (10) convene a cross-sector leadership group and have a documented accountability
structure; and
new text end

new text begin (11) demonstrate use of nonstate funds, from multiple sources, including in-kind
contributions.
new text end

(c) A grant recipient's supportive services programming must address:

(1) kindergarten readiness and youth development;

(2) grade 3 reading proficiency;

new text begin (3) middle school mathematics;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end high school graduation;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end postsecondary educational deleted text beginattainmentdeleted text endnew text begin enrollmentnew text end;

new text begin (6) postsecondary education completion;
new text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end physical and mental health;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end development of career skills and readiness;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end parental engagement and development;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end community engagement and programmatic alignment; and

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end reduction of remedial education.

(d) The commissioner, in consultation with grant recipients, must:

(1) develop and revise core indicators of progress toward outcomes specifying impacts
for each tier identified under subdivision 4;

(2) establish a reporting system for grant recipients to measure program outcomes using
data sources and program goals; and

(3) evaluate effectiveness based on the core indicators established by each partnership
for each tier.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 9, section 2, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Tier 2 implementing grants.

(a) For Tier 2 implementing grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:

$
480,000
.....
2018
$
480,000
.....
2019

(b) For fiscal years 2018 and 2019 only, $160,000 each year is for the Northfield Healthy
Community Initiative in Northfield; $160,000 is for the Jones Family Foundation for the
Every Hand Joined program in Red Wing; and $160,000 is for the United Way of Central
Minnesota for the Partners for Student Success program.

(c) The base funding for Tier 2 implementing grants is $480,000. The commissioner
must competitively award all grants under this subdivision for fiscal year 2020 and laternew text begin
according to the criteria in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99, subdivision 3
new text end.new text begin For grants
authorized in fiscal year 2020 and later, priority must be given to past grant recipients.
new text end

(d) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.