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    Subdivision 1. Commissioner's duty. The commissioner shall establish a statewide program
to assist counties in ensuring provision of services to adult mentally ill persons. The commissioner
shall make grants to county boards to provide community-based services to mentally ill persons
through programs licensed under sections 245A.01 to 245A.16.
    Subd. 2. Application; criteria. County boards may submit an application and budget for
use of the money in the form specified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall make
grants only to counties whose applications and budgets are approved by the commissioner for
residential programs for adults with mental illness to meet licensing requirements pursuant to
sections 245A.01 to 245A.16. These grants shall not be used for room and board costs. For
calendar year 1994 and subsequent years, the commissioner shall allocate the money appropriated
under this section on a calendar year basis.
    Subd. 2a. Special programs. Grants received pursuant to this section may be used to fund
innovative programs in residential facilities, related to structured physical fitness programs
designed as part of a mental health treatment plan.
    Subd. 3. Formula. Grants made pursuant to this section shall finance 75 to 100 percent of
the county's costs of expanding or providing services for adult mentally ill persons in residential
facilities as provided in subdivision 2.
    Subd. 4. Rules; reports. The commissioner shall promulgate an emergency and permanent
rule to govern grant applications, approval of applications, allocation of grants, and maintenance
of service and financial records by grant recipients. The commissioner shall specify requirements
for reports, including quarterly fiscal reports, according to section 256.01, subdivision 2,
paragraph (17). The commissioner shall require collection of data for compliance, monitoring
and evaluation purposes and shall require periodic reports to demonstrate the effectiveness of the
services in helping adult mentally ill persons remain and function in their own communities. As a
part of the report required by section 245.461, the commissioner shall report to the legislature as
to the effectiveness of this program and recommendations regarding continued funding.
    Subd. 5. Transfer of funds. The commissioner may transfer money from adult mental health
residential program grants to community support program grants under section 256E.12 if the
county requests such a transfer and if the commissioner determines the transfer will help adults
with mental illness to remain and function in their own communities. The commissioner shall
consider past utilization of the residential program in determining which counties to include in
the transferred fund.
History: 1981 c 360 art 2 s 14; 1983 c 164 s 1; 1984 c 640 s 32; 1986 c 349 s 1; 1987 c 384
art 2 s 1; 1989 c 89 s 3; 1989 c 282 art 2 s 55,56; art 4 s 60; 1990 c 568 art 5 s 30; 1Sp1993 c
1 art 7 s 21-23