119B.19 GRANTS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAMS AND CHILD CARE
RESOURCE AND REFERRAL PROGRAMS.
Subdivision 1. Distribution of funds for operation of child care resource and referral
The commissioner of human services shall distribute funds to public or private
nonprofit organizations for the planning, establishment, expansion, improvement, or operation of
child care resource and referral programs under this section. The commissioner must adopt rules
for programs under this section and sections
. The commissioner must
develop a process to fund organizations to operate child care resource and referral programs that
includes application forms, timelines, and standards for renewal.
Subd. 1a. Designation of organizations.
The commissioner shall designate an organization
to administer a child care resource and referral program to serve a region.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1997 c 162 art 1 s 19
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1999 c 205 art 5 s 22
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1999 c 205 art 5 s 22
Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1999 c 205 art 5 s 22
Subd. 6. Basis for distributing funds.
(a) The commissioner shall distribute funds for
the administration of child care resource and referral programs based on the following factors
for each region:
(1) the region served by the program;
(2) the number of children under the age of 13 years needing child care;
(3) the ratio of children under the age of 13 years needing child care to the number of
(4) the number of licensed child care providers and school-age care programs; and
(5) other related factors determined by the commissioner.
(b) The commissioner may provide ongoing funding to a designated organization for a child
care resource and referral program that continues to meet state standards.
Subd. 6a. Local match requirement.
A local match of 25 percent is required.
Subd. 7. Child care resource and referral programs.
Within each region, a child care
resource and referral program must:
(1) maintain one database of all existing child care resources and services and one database
of family referrals;
(2) provide a child care referral service for families;
(3) develop resources to meet the child care service needs of families;
(4) increase the capacity to provide culturally responsive child care services;
(5) coordinate professional development opportunities for child care and school-age care
(6) administer and award child care services grants;
(7) administer and provide loans for child development education and training;
(8) cooperate with the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network and its member
programs to develop effective child care services and child care resources; and
(9) assist in fostering coordination, collaboration, and planning among child care programs
and community programs such as school readiness, Head Start, early childhood family education,
local interagency early intervention committees, early childhood screening, special education
services, and other early childhood care and education services and programs that provide flexible,
family-focused services to families with young children to the extent possible.
History: 1986 c 404 s 3; 1987 c 403 art 3 s 74; 1988 c 689 art 2 s 231; 1989 c 282 art 2 s
153; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 1; 1991 c 292 art 5 s 64; 1995 c 207 art 4 s 38; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13;
1999 c 205 art 5 s 3-7,21; 2003 c 130 s 12; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 9 s 28; 2004 c 288 art 4 s 22