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116L.04 PARTNERSHIP POWER.
    Subdivision 1. Partnership program. (a) The partnership program may provide grants-in-aid
to educational or other nonprofit educational institutions using the following guidelines:
(1) the educational or other nonprofit educational institution is a provider of training within
the state in either the public or private sector;
(2) the program involves skills training that is an area of employment need; and
(3) preference will be given to educational or other nonprofit training institutions which
serve economically disadvantaged people, minorities, or those who are victims of economic
dislocation and to businesses located in rural areas.
(b) A single grant to any one institution shall not exceed $400,000. A portion of a grant may
be used for preemployment training.
    Subd. 1a. Pathways program. The pathways program may provide grants-in-aid for
developing programs which assist in the transition of persons from welfare to work and assist
individuals at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The program is to be
operated by the board. The board shall consult and coordinate with program administrators at
the Department of Employment and Economic Development to design and provide services for
temporary assistance for needy families recipients.
    Pathways grants-in-aid may be awarded to educational or other nonprofit training institutions
or to workforce development intermediaries for education and training programs and services
supporting education and training programs that serve eligible recipients.
    Preference shall be given to projects that:
    (1) provide employment with benefits paid to employees;
    (2) provide employment where there are defined career paths for trainees;
    (3) pilot the development of an educational pathway that can be used on a continuing basis
for transitioning persons from welfare to work; and
    (4) demonstrate the active participation of Department of Employment and Economic
Development workforce centers, Minnesota State College and University institutions and other
educational institutions, and local welfare agencies.
    Pathways projects must demonstrate the active involvement and financial commitment of
private business. Pathways projects must be matched with cash or in-kind contributions on at
least a one-half-to-one ratio by participating private business.
    A single grant to any one institution shall not exceed $400,000. A portion of a grant may be
used for preemployment training.
    Subd. 2. Information. The board may collect and disseminate information concerning
areas of projected employment need. The board may also prepare and publish studies, organize
conferences, and conduct special projects which will increase knowledge and communication in
the areas of employment need, skills training, and education.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1987 c 403 art 2 s 164]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2004 c 257 s 12]
History: 1983 c 334 s 4,7; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 9 s 6; 1987 c 384 art 3 s 27; 1987 c 386 art
10 s 8; 1987 c 401 s 36; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 167,270; 1997 c 200 art 1 s 58,59; 1999 c 223 art
2 s 30; 2000 c 488 art 2 s 6; 2001 c 181 s 2; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 2 s 4; 2003 c 128 art 13 s 29,30;
2004 c 206 s 52; 2006 c 281 art 4 s 6,7; 2007 c 135 art 2 s 13