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HF 413

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/04/2021 04:46pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/28/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; appropriating money for the Minnesota Initiative


Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for a grant to the Minnesota Initiative
Foundations. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2025. The
Minnesota Initiative Foundations must use grant funds under this section to:
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new text begin (1) facilitate planning processes for rural communities resulting in a community solution
action plan that guides decision making to sustain and increase the supply of quality child
care in the region to support economic development;
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new text begin (2) engage the private sector to invest local resources to support the community solution
action plan and ensure quality child care is a vital component of additional regional economic
development planning processes;
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new text begin (3) provide locally based training and technical assistance to rural child care business
owners individually or through a learning cohort. Access to financial and business
development assistance must prepare child care businesses for quality engagement and
improvement by stabilizing operations, leveraging funding from other sources, and fostering
business acumen that allows child care businesses to plan for and afford the cost of providing
quality child care; and
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new text begin (4) recruit child care programs to participate in Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality and
improvement rating system, and other high quality measurement programs. The Minnesota
Initiative Foundations must work with local partners to provide low-cost training, professional
development opportunities, and continuing education curricula. The Minnesota Initiative
Foundations must fund, through local partners, an enhanced level of coaching to rural child
care providers to obtain a quality rating through Parent Aware or other high quality
measurement programs.
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