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HF 974

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/16/2015 01:39pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; appropriating money for programs related to reducing
fetal alcohol syndrome and related effects.


Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to the Minnesota
Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). Of this amount, MOFAS shall
make grants to regional collaboratives that must fulfill the requirements in paragraph
(c). MOFAS may retain up to eight percent of the appropriation for administrative costs
and technical support to grantees.
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new text begin (b) Eligible regional collaboratives are defined as partnerships between at least
one local government and at least one community-based organization. One regional
collaborative must include Olmsted County and one must include St. Louis County.
For purposes of this paragraph, a local government includes a county or multicounty
organization, a tribal government, a county-based purchasing entity, or a local public
health board.
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new text begin (c) Collaboratives must use grant funds to reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol
syndrome disorders and other prenatal drug-related effects in children in Minnesota by
identifying and serving pregnant women suspected of or known to use or abuse alcohol or
other drugs. The collaboratives must provide intensive services to chemically dependent
women in order to increase positive birth outcomes.
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new text begin (d) MOFAS must make grants to collaboratives from both rural and urban areas.
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new text begin (e) A grant recipient must report to the commissioner of human services annually by
January 15 on the services and programs funded by the appropriation. The report must
include measurable outcomes for the previous year, including the number of pregnant
women served and the number of toxic-free babies born.
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