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SF 756

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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Current Version - as introduced

A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a mobile food shelf grant program;
appropriating money.



Subdivision 1.

Grant amount.

Hunger Solutions shall award grants on a priority basis
under subdivision 3. A grant to sustain an existing mobile program shall not exceed $25,000.
A grant to create a new mobile program shall not exceed $75,000.

Subd. 2.

Application contents.

An applicant for a grant under this section must provide
the following information to Hunger Solutions:

(1) the location of the project;

(2) a description of the mobile program, including the program's size and scope;

(3) evidence regarding the unserved or underserved nature of the community in which
the project is to be located;

(4) evidence of community support for the project;

(5) the total cost of the project;

(6) the amount of the grant request and how funds will be used;

(7) sources of funding or in-kind contributions for the project that may supplement any
grant award;

(8) the applicant's commitment to maintain the mobile program; and

(9) any additional information requested by Hunger Solutions.

Subd. 3.

Awarding grants.

In evaluating applications and awarding grants, Hunger
Solutions must give priority to an applicant who:

(1) serves unserved or underserved areas;

(2) creates a new mobile program or expands an existing mobile program;

(3) serves areas where a high level of need is identified;

(4) provides evidence of strong support for the project from residents and other institutions
in the community;

(5) leverages funding for the project from other private and public sources; and

(6) commits to maintaining the program on a multiyear basis.


$2,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services for grants under section 1. $1,000,000 is appropriated for sustaining
existing mobile programs and $1,000,000 is appropriated for creating new mobile programs.
The unencumbered balance in the first year does not cancel but is available for the second

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