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    Subdivision 1. Establishment and authority. (a) The commissioner is authorized to make
grants from available appropriations to assist:
    (1) counties;
    (2) Indian tribes;
    (3) children's collaboratives under section 124D.23 or 245.493; or
    (4) mental health service providers
for providing services to children with emotional disturbances as defined in section 245.4871,
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, and their families. The commissioner may also authorize grants to young adults
meeting the criteria for transition services in section 245.4875, subdivision 8, and their families.
    (b) Services under paragraph (a) must be designed to help each child to function and remain
with the child's family in the community and delivered consistent with the child's treatment
plan. Transition services to eligible young adults under paragraph (a) must be designed to foster
independent living in the community.
    Subd. 2. Grant application and reporting requirements. To apply for a grant, an applicant
organization shall submit an application and budget for the use of the money in the form specified
by the commissioner. The commissioner shall make grants only to entities whose applications
and budgets are approved by the commissioner. In awarding grants, the commissioner shall give
priority to applications that indicate plans to collaborate in the development, funding, and delivery
of services with other agencies in the local system of care. The commissioner shall specify
requirements for reports, including quarterly fiscal reports under section 256.01, subdivision 2,
paragraph (q). The commissioner shall require collection of data and periodic reports that the
commissioner deems necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of each service.
History: 2007 c 147 art 8 s 8

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