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SF 3246

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/03/2020 09:24am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; appropriating money for Girls in Action programming
grant.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Girls in Action grant. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to the Girls in Action program to enable
Girls in Action to continue to provide and expand Twin Cities metropolitan area school and
community-based programs that encourage and support low-income girls of color:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 1,500,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) Of the appropriated funds, $1,000,000 must be used to sustain 16 current Girls in
Action program sites and expand to reach an additional four sites in inner ring suburban
communities with growing ethnic diversity among students.
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new text begin (c) Of the appropriated funds, $500,000 must be used to sustain three community-based
Girls in Action programs for Asian, East African, and Latina girls in Hennepin, Ramsey,
and Dakota Counties, and to expand an additional two community-based programs in these
counties to reach Native American and African-American girls.
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new text begin (d) Girls in Action programs supported by these funds must include programs focused
on:
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new text begin (1) increasing academic performance, high school graduation rates, and enrollment in
postsecondary education for girls faced with social, demographic, racial, and economic
barriers and challenges;
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new text begin (2) increasing mentoring, literacy, career development, positive community engagement,
and number of qualified female employees of color in the workforce pipeline, particularly
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;
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new text begin (3) providing coaching, mentoring, health and wellness counseling, resources to girls
whose experience with sexual assault has negatively impacted their academics and behavior,
and culturally sensitive therapy resources and counseling services to sexual assault victims;
and
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new text begin (4) increasing financial literacy and knowledge of options for financing college or
postsecondary education.
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new text begin (e) This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is
available until June 30, 2023.
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