The powers and duties of the Department of Employment and Economic Development with respect to the following programs are transferred to the Department of Education under section 15.039 on July 1, 1997: (1) the Head Start program, including Project Cornerstone, under sections 119A.50 to 119A.5411; and (2) community action agency programs and financial assistance under sections 256E.30 and 256E.32.
The powers and duties with respect to the following program is transferred to the Department of Education under section 15.039: child abuse and child victims services under chapter 611A.
State appropriations for programs transferred under this section may not be used to replace appropriations for K-12 programs. State and federal appropriations for programs under section 256E.25, subdivision 5a, transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development, may not be used to replace, supplement, or supplant federal or state appropriations for any other program in the department.
Except as provided in Minnesota Rules, chapter 3350, the commissioner shall not reduce the number of organizations or eliminate specific types of organizations that are eligible to directly apply for grants made by programs transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development after January 1, 1997.