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    Subdivision 1. In general. A community action program is a community based and operated
program which:
(a) Includes or is designed to include a sufficient number of projects or components to
provide, in sum, a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major
impact on causes of poverty in the community or those areas of the community where poverty is a
particularly acute problem;
(b) Has been developed, and which organizes and combines its component projects and
activities, in a manner appropriate to carry out all the purposes of sections 256E.30 to 256E.32; and
(c) Conforms to any other supplementary criteria as the governor may prescribe consistent
with the purposes and provisions of sections 256E.30 to 256E.32.
    Subd. 2. Components. The components of a community action program shall be designed
to assist participants, including homeless individuals and families, migrant and seasonal
farmworkers, and the elderly poor to achieve increased self-sufficiency and greater participation
in the affairs of the community by providing services and programs not sufficiently provided in
the community by any governmental unit, any public institution, or any other publicly funded
agency or corporation. Community action agencies, governmental units, public institutions or
other publicly funded agencies or corporations shall consult on whether or not a program or
service is sufficiently provided in the community.
    Subd. 3. Administration. Components of a community action program may be administered
by the community action agency when consistent with sound and efficient management and
applicable law, or by other agencies. They may be projects eligible for assistance under section
256E.30, or projects assisted from other public or private sources; and they may be either
specially designed to meet local needs, or designed pursuant to the eligibility standards of a
state or federal program providing assistance to a particular kind of activity which will help in
meeting those needs.
    Subd. 4. Data classification. Data collected on individuals from which the identity of any
individual receiving services may be determined are private data on individuals as defined
in section 13.02.
History: 1981 c 367 s 4; 1982 c 571 s 9; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1Sp1998 c 1 art 1 s 4;
2000 c 468 s 21; 2005 c 98 art 1 s 24