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Subdivision 1.Establishment.

The commissioner of human services must establish a quality parenting initiative grant program to implement quality parenting initiative principles and practices to support children and families experiencing foster care placements.

Subd. 2.Eligible applicants.

To be eligible for a grant under this section, an applicant must be a nonprofit organization or a nongovernmental organization and must have experience providing training and technical assistance on how to implement quality parenting initiative principles and practices.

Subd. 3.Application.

An organization seeking a grant under this section must apply to the commissioner in the time and manner specified by the commissioner.

Subd. 4.Grant activities.

Grant money must be used to provide training and technical assistance to county and Tribal agencies, community-based agencies, and other stakeholders on:

(1) conducting initial foster care telephone calls under section 260C.219, subdivision 6;

(2) supporting practices that create birth family to foster family partnerships; and

(3) informing child welfare practices by supporting youth leadership and the participation of individuals with experience in the foster care system.

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