120B.23 VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION GRANTS.
Subdivision 1. Grant program established.
The commissioner of education, after
consulting with the assistant commissioner of the Office of Drug Policy and Violence Prevention,
shall establish a violence prevention education grant program to enable a school district, an
education district, or a group of districts that cooperate for a particular purpose to develop and
implement or to continue a violence prevention program for students in kindergarten through
grade 12 that can be integrated into existing curriculum. A district or group of districts that elects
to develop and implement or to continue a violence prevention program under section
eligible to apply for a grant under this section.
Subd. 2. Grant application.
To be eligible to receive a grant, a school district, an education
district, a service cooperative, or a group of districts that cooperate for a particular purpose
must submit an application to the commissioner in the form and manner and according to the
timeline established by the commissioner. The application must describe how the applicant will:
(1) continue or integrate into its existing K-12 curriculum a program for violence prevention
that contains the program components listed in section
; (2) collaborate with local
organizations involved in violence prevention and intervention; and (3) structure the program
to reflect the characteristics of the children, their families and the community involved in the
program. The commissioner may require additional information from the applicant. When
reviewing the applications, the commissioner shall determine whether the applicant has met
the requirements of this subdivision.
Subd. 3. Grant awards.
The commissioner may award grants for a violence prevention
education program to eligible applicants as defined in subdivision 2. Grant amounts may not
exceed $3 per resident pupil unit in the district or group of districts in the prior school year. Grant
recipients should be geographically distributed throughout the state.
Subd. 4. Grant proceeds.
A successful applicant must use the grant money to develop and
implement or to continue a violence prevention program according to the terms of the grant
History: 1992 c 571 art 10 s 30; 1994 c 576 s 2; 1994 c 647 art 4 s 35; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 9 s
29; art 16 s 13; 1998 c 397 art 3 s 93,103; art 11 s 3; 2003 c 130 s 12