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SF 1428

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 03:25pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; after-school community learning programs; appropriating
money; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.2211.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.2211, is amended to read:


124D.2211 AFTER-SCHOOL COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAMS.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

A competitive statewide after-school community learning
grant program is established to provide grants to deleted text begincommunity or nonprofit organizations,
political subdivisions, for-profit or nonprofit child care centers, or school-based programs
that serve youth after school or during nonschool hours
deleted text endnew text begin organizations that offer academic
and enrichment activities for elementary and secondary school students during nonschool
hours. Grants must be used to offer a broad array of enrichment activities that promote
positive after-school activities, including art, music, community engagement, literacy,
science, technology, engineering, math, health, and recreation programs
new text end. The commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end develop criteria for after-school community learning programs.new text begin The commissioner
may award grants under this section to community or nonprofit organizations, political
subdivisions, public libraries, for-profit or nonprofit child care centers, or school-based
programs that serve youth after school or during nonschool hours.
new text end

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginProgram outcomesdeleted text endnew text begin Objectivesnew text end.

The deleted text beginexpected outcomesdeleted text endnew text begin objectivesnew text end of the
after-school community learning programs are to deleted text beginincreasedeleted text end:

(1) deleted text beginschool connectedness of participantsdeleted text endnew text begin increase access to protective factors that build
young people's capacity to become productive adults, such as through connections to a
caring adult in order to promote healthy behavior, attitudes, and relationships
new text end;

(2) deleted text beginacademic achievement of participating students in one or more core academic areasdeleted text endnew text begin
develop skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in postsecondary education or career
opportunities
new text end;new text begin and
new text end

(3) deleted text beginthe capacity of participants to become productive adults; anddeleted text endnew text begin encourage school
attendance and improve academic performance in accordance with the state's world's best
workforce goals under section 120B.11.
new text end

deleted text begin (4) prevent truancy from school and prevent juvenile crime.
deleted text end

Subd. 3.

Grants.

new text begin(a) new text endAn applicant deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end submit an after-school community learning
program proposal to the commissioner. The submitted deleted text beginplandeleted text endnew text begin proposalnew text end must include:

(1) collaboration with and leverage of existing community resources that have
demonstrated effectiveness;

(2) outreach to children and youth; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) deleted text begininvolvement of local governments, including park and recreation boards or schools,
unless no government agency is appropriate
deleted text endnew text begin an explanation of how the proposal will support
the objectives identified in subdivision 2; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a plan to implement effective after-school practices and provide staff access to
professional development opportunities
new text end.

deleted text begin Proposals will be reviewed and approved by the commissioner.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must review proposals and award grants to programs that:
new text end

new text begin (1) primarily serve students eligible for free or reduced-price meals; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide opportunities for academic enrichment, and a broad array of additional
services and activities to meet program objectives.
new text end

new text begin (c) To the extent practicable, the commissioner must award grants equitably among the
geographic areas of Minnesota, including rural, suburban, and urban communities.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must award grants without giving preference to any particular
grade of students served by an applicant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Technical assistance and continuous improvement. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
must monitor and evaluate the performance of grant recipients to assess the programs'
effectiveness in meeting the objectives identified in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must provide technical assistance, capacity building, and
professional development to grant recipients, including guidance on:
new text end

new text begin (1) aligning activities with the state's world's best workforce goals under section 120B.11;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) effective practices for after-school programs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM GRANT; APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin After-school community learning programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants for after-school
community learning programs in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.2211:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
base for fiscal year 2022 is $.......
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of education may retain up to two percent of the appropriation
amount to administer the grant program.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of education may use up to five percent of the appropriation in
each fiscal year to monitor the grant and provide technical assistance to grant recipients in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.2211, subdivision 4. The commissioner
must use 2.5 percent to contract with Ignite Afterschool to provide technical assistance to
grant recipients in accordance with section 124D.2211, subdivision 4, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end