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SF 4189

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/22/2022 09:15am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a statewide pool to assess certain
out-of-home placements; providing grants to certain counties for lost funding;
developing Family First Prevention Services Act programming; providing funding
for a third-party contract to ensure compliance with Family First Prevention
Services Act requirement; providing for Family First Prevention Services Act
county funding; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; STATEWIDE POOL OF QUALIFIED
INDIVIDUALS.
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new text begin (a) $1,300,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of human services for grants to one or more grantees to establish and manage
a pool of state-funded qualified individuals to assess potential out-of-home placement of a
child in a qualified residential treatment program at no cost to counties or Tribal Nations.
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to $200,000 of the appropriation each fiscal year is available for grantee contracts
to manage the state-funded pool of qualified individuals. This amount must also pay for
qualified individual training, certification, and background studies.
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new text begin (c) Any remaining funds from the appropriation not used for the grantee contracts in
paragraph (b) to manage the state-funded pool, training, certification, or background studies
must be used to provide qualified individual services to counties and Tribal Nations that
have joined the American Indian child welfare initiative pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,
section 256.01, subdivision 14b, to provide qualified residential treatment program
assessments at no cost to the counties or Tribal Nations.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; GRANTS TO COUNTIES FOR LOST FUNDING.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
human services for grants to counties that lost funding from Title IV-E under the Family
First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) due to the transition to a qualified residential treatment
program model and the new requirements under the FFPSA. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; DEVELOP FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES
ACT PROGRAMMING.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services to develop and implement programming identified in the Family First
Prevention Services Act prevention plan, including but not limited to parents as teachers,
motivational interviewing, and kinship navigation programming focusing on priority areas
of need. $....... of the appropriation is for counties and Tribal Nations to implement the
programming in this section. Of the remaining appropriation, up to five percent may be
used by the commissioner for administrative costs. This is a onetime appropriation.
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new text begin (b) Counties and Tribal Nations may use the programming implementation funding for:
new text end

new text begin (1) training;
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new text begin (2) preparing curriculum;
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new text begin (3) travel costs for staff; and
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new text begin (4) other related purposes as determined by the commissioner.
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Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; THIRD-PARTY CONTRACT FOR FAMILY FIRST
PREVENTION SERVICES ACT REQUIREMENTS.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
human services to contract with a third party to ensure the federal requirements under the
Family First Prevention Services Act for evaluation, fidelity monitoring, and continuous
quality improvement are met. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June
30, 2025.
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Sec. 5. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES ACT
COUNTY FUNDING.
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new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services for grants to counties and Tribal Nations to develop local infrastructure
that meets the requirements under the Family First Prevention Services Act for evaluation,
fidelity monitoring, and continuous quality improvement.
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new text begin (b) Counties and Tribal Nations may use the funding for at least one of the following
purposes:
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new text begin (1) data collection;
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new text begin (2) program development;
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new text begin (3) administrative or staffing support;
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new text begin (4) community engagement; and
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new text begin (5) training.
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