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The commissioner of education must distribute money appropriated for that purpose to
federally designated Head Start programs to expand services and to serve additional low-income
children. Migrant and Indian reservation programs must be initially allocated money based
on the programs' share of federal funds. The remaining money must be initially allocated to
the remaining local agencies based equally on the agencies' share of federal funds and on the
proportion of eligible children in the agencies' service area who are not currently being served. A
Head Start grantee must be funded at a per child rate equal to its contracted, federally funded base
level at the start of the fiscal year. In allocating funds under this paragraph, the commissioner
of education must assure that each Head Start program in existence in 1993 is allocated no less
funding in any fiscal year than was allocated to that program in fiscal year 1993. Before paying
money to the programs, the commissioner must notify each program of its initial allocation, how
the money must be used, and the number of low-income children to be served with the allocation
based upon the federally funded per child rate. Each program must present a plan under section
119A.535. For any grantee that cannot utilize its full allocation, the commissioner must reduce
the allocation proportionately. Money available after the initial allocations are reduced must
be redistributed to eligible grantees.
History: 1989 c 282 art 2 s 173; 1991 c 292 art 3 s 34; 1993 c 369 s 89; 1994 c 483 s 1;
1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1997 c 162 art 1 s 11; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 7 s 1; 2006 c 263 art 6 s 2

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