as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/08/2021 08:05am
A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a youth mental health and wellness community center in Minneapolis.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
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$15,030,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development for a grant to 846s.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to acquire property, design, construct, equip, and furnish a youth mental health and wellness community center to address community youth mental health concerns and offer academic, career, and entrepreneurial programming for local youth and their families. This appropriation includes money for satellite offices for health care professionals and social workers, event space, a computer lab, a youth-operated coffee shop, and a recording studio. Up to 30 percent of this appropriation may be used for academic, career, entrepreneurial, and mental health programming offered at the community center. Minority business enterprises, as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 116M.14, subdivision 5, may be prioritized for awards of contracts for goods, services, or construction for the purpose of this project. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until December 31, 2022.
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