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HF 3859

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/28/2022 02:12pm

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

Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 02/28/2022

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing direct support professionals child care
relief grants; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginDIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE RELIEF GRANTS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; purpose. new text end

new text begin The direct support professional child care relief
grant program is established to help with the costs of child care incurred by eligible direct
support professionals.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall administer the
direct support professional child care relief grant program. Up to ten percent of the
appropriation for the grant program under this section may be used by the commissioner
for administration of the grant program.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin (a) Eligible direct support professionals must apply to the
commissioner for grant money on the forms and according to the timelines established by
the commissioner.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall develop an expedited application process that includes a
form allowing applicants to meet the requirements of this section in as timely a manner as
possible. The commissioner shall allow the use of electronic submission of application
forms and accept electronic signatures.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin Eligible direct support professionals must:
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new text begin (1) for the entire duration of the grant period, be employed by an employer who provides
services funded through one of the following programs:
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new text begin (i) home and community-based waiver services for persons with developmental
disabilities under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.092;
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new text begin (ii) community access for disability inclusion waiver services under Minnesota Statutes,
section 256B.49;
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new text begin (iii) community alternative care waiver services under Minnesota Statutes, section
256B.49;
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new text begin (iv) brain injury waiver services under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.49; or
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new text begin (v) intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities under
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.5012;
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new text begin (2) have at least one child enrolled in out-of-home child care in a licensed or legal
unlicensed setting; and
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new text begin (3) provide direct support services to clients.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall make grant awards to eligible direct
support professionals once per month.
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new text begin (b) A direct support professional with one child in out-of-home child care qualifies for
a grant award up to $100 per month for 12 months. A direct support professional with two
or more children in out-of-home child care qualifies for a grant award of up to $200 per
month for 12 months.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE
RELIEF GRANTS.
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new text begin $40,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the federal American Rescue Plan
state fiscal recovery funds to the commissioner of human services for direct support
professional child care relief grants. This is a onetime appropriation.
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