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SF 4443

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 02:25pm

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A bill for an act
relating to arts and cultural heritage; providing grant funding for African American
arts and cultural programs; amending Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 2,
article 4, section 2, subdivision 8.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 8,
is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Minnesota Humanities Center

3,150,000
3,250,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
Board of Directors of the Minnesota
Humanities Center for the purposes specified
in this subdivision. The Minnesota Humanities
Center may use up to 4.5 percent of the
following grants to cover the cost of
administering, planning, evaluating, and
reporting these grants. The Minnesota
Humanities Center must develop a written
plan to issue the grants in this subdivision and
must submit the plan for review and approval
by the Department of Administration. The
written plan must require the Minnesota
Humanities Center to create and adhere to
grant policies that are similar to those
established according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.97, subdivision 4, paragraph (a),
clause (1).

No grants awarded in this subdivision may be
used for travel outside the state of Minnesota.
The grant agreement must specify the
repercussions for failing to comply with the
grant agreement.

(b) Programs and Purposes

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,100,000 the
second year are for programs and purposes of
the Minnesota Humanities Center.

(c) Children's Museum Grants

$1,200,000 each year is for arts and cultural
heritage grants to children's museums for arts
and cultural exhibits and related educational
outreach programs. Of this amount:

(1) $525,000 each year is for the Minnesota
Children's Museum for interactive exhibits
and outreach programs on arts and cultural
heritage, including the Minnesota Children's
Museum in Rochester;

(2) $50,000 each year is to develop and
fabricate a permanent STEM exhibit for the
Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester,
which must be under a separate grant
agreement from the grant agreement used to
provide funding to the Minnesota Children's
Museum; and

(3) $625,000 each year is for grants to other
children's museums to pay for start-up costs
or new exhibit and program development.

Funds are to be distributed through a
competitive grant process. The Minnesota
Humanities Center must administer these
funds using established grant mechanisms.

(d) Community Identity and Heritage Grant
Program

$850,000 the first year and $850,000 the
second year are for a competitive grants
program to provide grants to preserve and
promote the cultural heritage of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Humanities Center must
operate a competitive grants program to
provide grants to programs that preserve and
honor the cultural heritage of Minnesota or
that provide education and student outreach
on cultural diversity or to programs that
empower communities to build their identity
and culture. Priority must be given to grants
for individuals and organizations working to
create, celebrate, and teach indigenous arts
and cultural activities and arts organizations
and programs preserving, sharing, and
educating on the arts and cultural heritage of
immigrant communities in Minnesota.

(1) Of this amount, $250,000 the first year is
for a grant to one or more community
organizations that provide arts and cultural
heritage programming celebrating Hmong
heritage.

(2) Of this amount, $250,000 the first year is
for a grant to one or more community
organizations that provide arts and cultural
heritage programming celebrating Somali
heritage.

new text begin (3) Of this amount, $250,000 the second year
is for a grant to one or more community
organizations that provide arts and cultural
heritage programming celebrating African
American and black communities in
Minnesota.
new text end

(e) Civics Programs

$100,000 each year is for grants to the
Minnesota Civic Education Coalition:
Minnesota Civic Youth, the Learning Law and
Democracy Foundation, and YMCA Youth in
Government to conduct civics education
programs for the civic and cultural
development of Minnesota youth. Civics
education is the study of constitutional
principles and the democratic foundation of
our national, state, and local institutions and
the study of political processes and structures
of government, grounded in the understanding
of constitutional government under the rule
of law.