The commissioner shall grant incentive awards of money specifically appropriated for this purpose to counties: (1) that have not been assessed an administrative penalty under section 256.017 in the corresponding fiscal year; and (2) that perform satisfactorily according to indicators established by the commissioner.
After consultation with county agencies, the commissioner shall inform county agencies in writing of the performance indicators that govern the awarding of the incentive fund for each fiscal year by April of the preceding fiscal year.
The commissioner may set performance indicators to govern the awarding of the total fund, may allocate portions of the fund to be awarded by unique indicators, or may set a sole indicator to govern the awarding of funds.
The funds shall be awarded to qualifying county agencies according to their share of benefits for the programs related to the performance indicators governing the distribution of the fund or part of it as compared to the total benefits of all qualifying county agencies for the programs related to the performance indicators governing the distribution of the fund or part of it.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes