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SF 888

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 03:20pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; authorizing emergency assistance grants for
postsecondary students; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginEMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Office of Higher Education shall make grants on a matching
basis to postsecondary institutions with a demonstrable homeless student population. The
Office of Higher Education shall partner with interested postsecondary institutions, other
state agencies, and student groups to establish the programs. The commissioner of the Office
of Higher Education shall determine the application process and the grant amounts. Grant
money shall be used to meet immediate student needs that could result in a student not
completing the term or their program, including but not limited to emergency housing, food,
and transportation. Emergency assistance does not impact the amount of state financial aid
received.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education to make the emergency assistance
grants authorized in section 1.
new text end