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Subdivision 1.Basic needs resources.

(a) Each college and university shall create and maintain a web page that clearly identifies basic needs resources available at the college or university. This web page shall clearly identify at least one staff member, faculty member, or department as a point of contact to whom students may direct questions. Each college and university shall also make the information under this paragraph available on the college or university mobile application, if possible.

(b) The board shall pursue the creation of a centralized basic needs online resource web page that will raise awareness of campus-based resources available at colleges and universities and local, state, and national resources that can assist in addressing basic needs insecurity.

Subd. 2.Basic needs support trigger.

(a) The board shall develop and implement, at each college and university, initiatives or campaigns to raise awareness among all students of potential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility including targeted communications to students who are likely eligible.

(b) The board shall develop a financial aid resource trigger that utilizes data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applications for state financial aid, or other applicable data to identify students who are likely eligible for assistance or programs that reduce basic needs insecurity such as SNAP. The board shall utilize this resource trigger to provide information and support to students on how to access assistance or programs that reduce basic needs insecurity.

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