A competitive statewide after-school community learning grant program is established to provide grants to community or nonprofit organizations, political subdivisions, for-profit or nonprofit child care centers, or school-based programs that serve youth after school or during nonschool hours. The commissioner shall develop criteria for after-school community learning programs.
The expected outcomes of the after-school community learning programs are to increase:
(1) school connectedness of participants;
(2) academic achievement of participating students in one or more core academic areas;
(3) the capacity of participants to become productive adults; and
(4) prevent truancy from school and prevent juvenile crime.
An applicant shall submit an after-school community learning program proposal to the commissioner. The submitted plan must include:
(1) collaboration with and leverage of existing community resources that have demonstrated effectiveness;
(2) outreach to children and youth; and
(3) involvement of local governments, including park and recreation boards or schools, unless no government agency is appropriate.
Proposals will be reviewed and approved by the commissioner.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes