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HF 5232

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/02/2024 11:53am

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; modifying provisions for early childhood program
appropriations; amending Laws 2023, chapter 54, section 20, subdivisions 6, 24.


Section 1.

Laws 2023, chapter 54, section 20, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Head Start program.

(a) For Head Start programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 119A.52:


new text begin (b) Up to two percent of the appropriation is available for administration.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2023, chapter 54, section 20, subdivision 24, is amended to read:

Subd. 24.

Early childhood curriculum grants.

(a) For competitive grants to Minnesota
postsecondary institutions to improve the curricula of the recipient institution's early
childhood education programs by incorporating or conforming to the Minnesota knowledge
and competency frameworks for early childhood professionals:


(b) By December 1, 2024, and again by December 1, 2025, the commissioner must
submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over early childhood through grade 12 education and higher education
finance and policy reporting on grants awarded under this subdivision. The report must
include the following information for the previous fiscal year:

(1) the number of grant applications received;

(2) the criteria applied by the commissioner for evaluating applications;

(3) the number of grants awarded, grant recipients, and amounts awarded;

(4) early childhood education curricular reforms proposed by each recipient institution;

(5) grant outcomes for each recipient institution; and

(6) other information identified by the commissioner as outcome indicators.

(c) The commissioner may use no more than three percent of the appropriation under
this subdivision to administer the grant program.

(d) This is a onetime appropriation.

new text begin (e) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end