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SF 794

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/04/2019 02:29pm

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 human services block grant program;
requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 252.275, subdivision
3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 252.275, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reimbursement.

Counties shall be reimbursed for all expenditures made
pursuant to subdivision 1 deleted text beginat a rate of 70 percent,deleted text end up to the allocation determined pursuant
to subdivisions 4 and 4b. However, the commissioner shall not reimburse costs of services
for any person if the costs exceed the state share of the average medical assistance costs for
services provided by intermediate care facilities for a person with a developmental disability
for the same fiscal year, and shall not reimburse costs of a onetime living allowance for any
person if the costs exceed $1,500 in a state fiscal year. The commissioner may make
payments to each county in quarterly installments. The commissioner may certify an advance
of up to 25 percent of the allocation. Subsequent payments shall be made on a reimbursement
basis for reported expenditures and may be adjusted for anticipated spending patterns.

Sec. 2. new text beginHUMAN SERVICES BLOCK GRANT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Human services block grant established. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of
human services shall allocate to each participating county and tribe or tribal agency a human
services block grant for the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) MFIP consolidated support services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256J.626;
new text end

new text begin (2) SNAP employment and training under Minnesota Statutes, section 256D.051;
new text end

new text begin (3) child care program integrity activities under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B;
new text end

new text begin (4) services for vulnerable children and adults under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256M,
including child protection activities under Minnesota Statutes, section 256M.41;
new text end

new text begin (5) child welfare disparities activities under Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.28;
new text end

new text begin (6) child welfare early intervention activities;
new text end

new text begin (7) foster care and adoption recruitment activities under Minnesota Statutes, section
260C.215;
new text end

new text begin (8) parent support outreach;
new text end

new text begin (9) fraud prevention activities under Minnesota Statutes, section 256.983;
new text end

new text begin (10) periodic data matching under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0561;
new text end

new text begin (11) gaps analysis under Minnesota Statutes, section 144A.351;
new text end

new text begin (12) preadmission screening and resident reviews;
new text end

new text begin (13) semi-independent living services under Minnesota Statutes, section 252.275; and
new text end

new text begin (14) adult mental health activities under Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.12.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, beginning in fiscal year 2020, the commissioner of
human services shall allocate the grant amounts allocated in fiscal year 2019 for the activities
listed in paragraph (a) to the human services block grant. The amount for each county and
tribe or tribal agency under the human services block grant shall be equal to the aggregate
amount each county and tribe or tribal agency received in grants in fiscal year 2019 for the
activities listed in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Participating counties and tribes or tribal agencies shall allocate the human services
block grant amount to the activities listed in paragraph (a) and may contribute additional
funds to the activities listed in paragraph (a) at their discretion.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin (a) Participating counties and tribes or tribal agencies shall report
to the commissioner of human services by September 30, 2021. The report shall describe
the use of the human services block grant funds, compare how the funds were allocated in
fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to how the funds were allocated in fiscal year 2019, and explain
the advantages or disadvantages of the human services block grant. The commissioner of
human services shall determine the form required for the reports and may specify additional
reporting requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of human services shall provide a report summarizing the reports
of the participating counties and tribes to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
human services by December 31, 2021.
new text end