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HF 4797

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/21/2022 10:09am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; funding a grant for a Somali mental health pilot project;
requiring a report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SOMALI MENTAL HEALTH PILOT PROJECT.
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new text begin (a) $900,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $900,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to the Intercultural
Mutual Assistance Association for a pilot project in Rochester to provide mental health
education and support services to Somali students and mothers. This is a onetime
appropriation. The Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association will partner with the
Rochester Math and Science Academy and the Somali American Social Service Association
to implement the pilot project.
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new text begin (b) As part of the pilot project, the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association and its
partners shall:
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new text begin (1) expand a dialectical behavioral therapy skills in schools pilot program for 20 or more
additional students attending the Rochester Math and Science Academy and offer the program
annually;
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new text begin (2) develop and provide an educational program at the Rochester Math and Science
Academy to build resiliency skills and improve students' social and emotional development;
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new text begin (3) establish a discussion group for mothers of students attending the Rochester Math
and Science Academy in order to promote physical and emotional wellness;
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new text begin (4) use grant funds for pilot program development and implementation, staffing, training,
and administrative costs; and
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new text begin (5) by January 15, 2024, submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of
the legislative committees with jurisdiction over mental health detailing the results of the
pilot project.
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