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HF 4429

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 01:19pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; modifying the pay-for-performance grant
program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116J.8747, subdivisions 2,
3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116J.8747, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualified job training program.

To qualify for grants under this section, a
job training program must satisfy the following requirements:

(1) the program must be operated by a nonprofit corporation that qualifies under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(2) the program deleted text beginmust spend, on average, $15,000 or more per graduate of the programdeleted text endnew text begin
may spend up to $5,500 in total training per participant
new text end;

(3) the program must provide education and training in:

(i) basic skills, such as reading, writing,new text begin financial literacy, digital literacy,new text end mathematics,
and communications;

deleted text begin (ii) thinking skills, such as reasoning, creative thinking, decision making, and problem
solving; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) personal qualities, such as responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, honesty,
and integrity;
deleted text end

new text begin (ii) long-term plans for success including participant coaching for two years after
placement;
new text end

new text begin (iii) soft skills, including skills critical to success on the job; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) access to internships, technology training, personal and emotional intelligence skill
development, and other support services;
new text end

(4) the program may provide income supplementsnew text begin not to exceed $2,000 per participantnew text end,
when needed, to participants for housing, counseling, tuition, and other basic needs;

(5) individuals served by the program must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of
enrollment, and have household income in the deleted text begincalendar yeardeleted text end new text beginsix months new text endimmediately before
entering the program that is deleted text begin100deleted text endnew text begin 200new text end percent or less of the federal poverty guideline for
Minnesota, based on family size; and

(6) the program must be certified by the commissioner of employment and economic
development as meeting the requirements of this subdivision.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116J.8747, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Graduation and retention grant requirements.

For purposes of a placement
grant under this section, a qualified graduate is a graduate of a job training program qualifying
under subdivision 2 who is placed in a job in Minnesota that pays at least deleted text begin$9 per hour or its
equivalent plus health care benefits
deleted text endnew text begin the current state minimum wagenew text end. To qualify for a
retention grant under this section for a retention fee, a job in which the graduate is retained
must pay at least deleted text begin$10 per hour or its equivalent plus health care benefits at the end of the
first year of employment
deleted text endnew text begin the current state minimum wagenew text end.