language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to economic development; modifying the pay-for-performance grant program; renaming the displaced homemaker program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 116J.8747, subdivisions 2, 3; 116L.96.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
To qualify for grants under this section, a job training program must satisfy the following requirements:
(1) the program must be operated by a nonprofit corporation that qualifies under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) the program must spend, on average, $15,000 or more per graduate of the program;
(3) the program must provide education and training in:
(i) basic skills, such as reading, writing, mathematics, and communications;
(ii) thinking skills, such as reasoning, creative thinking, decision making, and problem solving; and
(iii) personal qualities, such as responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, honesty, and integrity;
(4) the program may provide income supplements, when needed, to participants for housing, counseling, tuition, and other basic needs;
(5) individuals served by the program must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of enrollment, and have household income in the calendar year immediately before entering the program that is 100 percent or less of the federal poverty guideline for Minnesota, based on family size; and
(6) the program must be certified by the commissioner of employment and economic development as meeting the requirements of this subdivision.
For purposes of a placement grant under this section, a qualified graduate is a graduate of a job training program qualifying under subdivision 2 who is placed in a job in Minnesota that pays at least $9 per hour or its equivalent plus health care benefits. To qualify for a retention grant under this section for a retention fee, a job in which the graduate is retained must pay at least $10 per hour or its equivalent plus health care benefits at the end of the first year of employment.
The commissioner of employment and economic development may enter into arrangements with existing private or nonprofit organizations and agencies with experience in dealing with displaced homemakers to provide counseling and training services. The commissioner shall assist displaced homemakers in applying for appropriate welfare programs and shall take welfare allowances received into account in setting the stipend level. Income received as a stipend under these programs shall be totally disregarded for purposes of determining eligibility for and the amount of a general assistance grant.
Presented to the governor May 15, 2020
Signed by the governor May 16, 2020, 11:09 a.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes