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SF 939

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 02:36pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; modifying the education partnership program;
establishing a priority for future grants; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 124D.99, subdivisions 2, 3, 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.99, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section the terms defined in this subdivision
have the meanings given them.

(b) "Tier 1 grant" means a sustaining grant for the ongoing operation, stability, and
expansion of existing education partnership program locations.

(c) "Tier 2 grant" means an implementation grant for expanding activity in education
partnership program locations.

new text begin (d) "Tier 3 grant" means a community planning grant for initial planning and development
of education partnership program locations including organizational and planning functions
to identify partners, community supports, and services.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 which shall be a tribal entity, community foundation, higher
education institution, or community-based organization 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;

(3) new text beginmiddle school mathematics;
new text end

new text begin (4) new text endhigh school graduation;

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

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

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

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

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

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

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endreduction 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. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.99, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Grants.

The commissioner shall award Tier 1 deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end Tier 2new text begin, and Tier 3new text end grants to
qualifying recipients that can demonstrate a nonstate source of funds, including in-kind
contributions.

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS COALITION FUND.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tier 1 grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For education partnership program Tier 1 sustaining grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $2,300,000 each year is for the Northside
Achievement Zone and $2,300,000 each year is for the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $4,600,000.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Tier 2 implementing grants. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $250,000 each year is for the Northfield Healthy
Community Initiative in Northfield; $250,000 is for the Jones Family Foundation for the
Every Hand Joined program in Red Wing; $250,000 is for the United Way of Central
Minnesota for the Partners for Student Success program; $250,000 is for Austin Aspires;
$250,000 is for Rochester Area Foundation; and $250,000 is for Generation Next.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $1,500,000. The base includes $250,000 each year
for each of the following programs: the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, the Every
Hand Joined program, the Partners for Student Success program, Austin Aspires, Rochester
Area Foundation, and Generation Next.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Tier 3 community planning grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For Tier 3 community planning grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $500,000 for grants of up to $100,000 per community.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative cost. new text end

new text begin (a) For department administration costs associated with
the education partnerships program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 330,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 330,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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