USA Statutes : minnesota
Title : CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Chapter : Department of education; programs
119A.01 Subdivision 1. Repealed, 2003 c 130 s 13
Subd. 2. Renumbered 120A.02, paragraph (a)
Subd. 3. Repealed, 2005 c 98 art 2 s 18
Subdivision 1. Application. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of education.
Subd. 3. Department. "Department" means the Department of Education.
Subd. 4. Local grantee. "Local grantee" means a local unit of government or an agency or organization that receives funds under section 119A.04.
Subdivision 1. General. The department is under the administrative control of the commissioner. The commissioner is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The commissioner must possess broad knowledge and experience in strengthening children and families. The commissioner has the general powers as provided in section 15.06, subdivision 6.
The commissioner's salary must be established according to the procedure in section 15A.0815, in the same range as that specified for the commissioner of finance.
Subd. 2. Duties of commissioner. The commissioner shall:
(1) identify measurable outcomes by which programs administered by the department will be evaluated at the state and local level;
(2) develop linkages with other state departments to ensure coordination and consistent state policies promoting healthy development of children and families;
(3) prepare, in consultation with the Children's Cabinet and affected parties, prior to July 1 of each year, guidelines governing planning, reporting, and other procedural requirements necessary to administer this chapter;
(4) facilitate inclusive processes when designing or implementing guidelines and strategies to achieve agency goals for children and families listed in section 119A.01, subdivision 3;
(5) facilitate intergovernmental and public-private partnership strategies necessary to implement this chapter;
(6) submit to the federal government, or provide assistance to local governments and organizations in submitting, where appropriate and feasible, requests for federal waivers or recommendations for changes in federal law necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(7) coordinate review of all plans and other documents required under the guidelines provided for in clause (3);
(8) coordinate development of the management support system components required for implementation of this chapter;
(9) review other programs serving children and families to determine the feasibility for transfer to the Department of Education or the feasibility of inclusion in the funding consolidation process; and
(10) monitor local compliance with this chapter. 1 s 27; 2003 c 130 s 12
119A.04 Transfers from other agencies.
Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The powers and duties of the Department of Education with respect to the following programs are transferred to the Department of Human Services under section 15.039. The programs needing federal approval to transfer shall be transferred when the federal government grants transfer authority to the commissioner:
(1) children's trust fund under sections 256E.20 to 256E.27;
(2) the family services and community-based collaboratives under section 124D.23;
(3) the child care programs under sections 119B.011 to 119B.16;
(4) the migrant child care program under section 256.01;
(5) the child care resource and referral program under sections 119B.19 and 119B.211; and
(6) the child care service development program under sections 119B.189 to 119B.24.
Subd. 2. Department of Employment and Economic Development. 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.54; and (2) community action agency programs and financial assistance under sections 256E.30 and 256E.32.
Subd. 3. Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning. The powers and duties of the Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning with respect to the following programs are transferred to the Department of Education under section 15.039. The programs needing federal approval to transfer shall be transferred when the federal government grants transfer authority to the commissioner:
(1) the information redesign project under section 4A.01;
(2) the action for children activity under section 4A.01;
(3) the teen pregnancy prevention program under section 4A.01; and
(4) the Minnesota children's initiative project under section 4A.01.
Subd. 4. Department of Corrections. 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.
Subd. 5. Repealed, 1999 c 216 art 2 s 29; 1999 c 241 art 10 s 9
Subd. 6. Funding for transferred programs. 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.
Subd. 7. Grantees of transferred programs. 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.
119A.05 Funding consolidation.
Subdivision 1. Authority for funding consolidation. Notwithstanding existing law governing allocation of funds by local grantees, mode of service delivery, grantee planning and reporting requirements, and other procedural requirements for the grant programs identified in this section, a local grantee may elect to consolidate all or a portion of funding received from the programs under subdivision 5 in a collaboration funding plan, if all conditions specified in this section are satisfied. County boards, school boards, or governing boards of other grantees may elect not to consolidate funding for a program.
For grantees electing consolidation, the commissioner may waive all provisions of rules inconsistent with the intent of this section. This waiver authority does not apply to rules governing client protections, due process, or inclusion of clients, parents, cultures, and ethnicities in decision making. Funding to a local grantee must be determined according to the funding formulas or allocation rules governing the individual programs listed in section 119A.04.
Subd. 2. Account. A consolidated funding account is established under the control of the commissioner of education. The purpose of this account is to clearly identify and provide accountability for funds previously distributed to local grantees through the individual categorical grant programs in subdivision 5. By direction of the commissioner, after consultation with the partnership planning team and, upon a finding that the conditions specified in this section have been satisfied, funds must be transmitted to this account and allocated to local grantees by the commissioner.
Subd. 3. Eligibility; accountability. To be eligible to receive funding for local consolidation, as provided for in this section, a grantee must meet the following requirements:
(1) demonstrate participation by counties and schools in a local collaborative process as defined in section 124D.23 or in a similar process of collaboration with other local governments and community organizations which satisfies the governance and planning guidelines published by the commissioner as provided for in this section;
(2) document consultation by counties and schools with community action agencies and other community groups;
(3) complete and document, according to guidelines published by the commissioner, a collaborative planning process which clearly identifies:
(i) allocation of resources in the collaboration annual funding plan;
(ii) a description of the governance structure for the execution of the funding plan;
(iii) outcomes consistent with the statewide goals identified in this chapter and in statutes governing previous categorical funding included in the collaboration funding plan; and
(iv) indicators sufficient to measure improvement or decline in specified outcomes compared to baseline performance;
(4) conduct a public hearing on the funding consolidation plan under chapter 13D;
(5) agree to periodically report information concerning progress in addressing outcomes, as provided for in guidelines to be published by the commissioner; and
(6) execute a written agreement between the commissioner and the local grantees setting forth responsibilities, obligations, and conditions consistent with this section. The agreement must state that the funds that are being locally consolidated will be used collectively only to achieve the objectives of the separate programs being locally consolidated.
Subd. 4. Geographic area. The geographic area for a local consolidated funding process must be an entire county, a multicounty area, or, with the approval of the county board and commissioner, a subcounty area, if county funds are used. The process may provide for coordination of service delivery in jurisdictions that extend across county boundaries.
Subd. 5. Programs included. Grant programs transferred to the department in Minnesota Statutes 2003, section 119A.04, and programs transferred from the abolished Department of Education under Laws 1995, First Special Session chapter 3, article 16, section 11, are eligible for local funding consolidation. Eligibility of any federally funded programs for local funding consolidation is conditioned upon obtaining necessary federal waivers or changes in federal law.
Subd. 6. Entry into program. Grantees who meet all requirements of this section may elect to begin using funding for a local consolidated funding process beginning January 1, 1996, or at each six-month interval. Other local grantees that meet all requirements of this section may elect to begin using funding for a local consolidation funding process beginning July 1, 1996, or at each six-month interval.
Subd. 7. Sanctions. If the commissioner finds that a grantee has failed to comply with this section, the grantee becomes subject to all requirements of individual grant programs as specified in statutes and rules. 130 s 12; 2004 c 228 art 1 s 28
119A.08 Neighborhood-based services for children and families.
Subdivision 1. Pilot projects authorized. The commissioner may establish a pilot project for family services collaboratives to deliver and broker services through neighborhood-based community organizations.
Subd. 2. Family service collaborative; pilot. (a) A family services collaborative under section 124D.23 may apply to the commissioner to participate in the pilot project in specified geographic areas. The selected collaborative must implement the program through family service centers and eligible community groups that have strong ties to a local neighborhood and represent the diversity of residents and that have a history of providing services in the neighborhood.
(b) An eligible organization must submit an application to the sponsoring family services collaborative with a description of areas to be served, a neighborhood presence, the needs of the area, the services to be provided with associated costs and resources, the intended outcomes, and the proposed methods of delivering service through volunteers, including any reimbursement or incentive not to exceed $200 for any service. Proposed services and amounts must be listed in an outcomes-based format.
Subd. 3. Eligible activities. A participating center or group may deliver, or arrange for the delivery of, needed services listed in the application including assisting family members to achieve the GED requirements; assisting with English as a second language or citizenship classes and tests; assisting with access to early childhood programs, childhood immunizations, suitable child care, and home visits; and assisting in crime prevention through after-school enrichment activities, truancy prevention, and tutoring for academically underachieving children.
A collaborative that receives a grant under this section shall establish procedures to ensure the quality of the services paid for with grant funds and to monitor the delivery of services.
119A.10 Renumbered 256E.20
119A.11 Renumbered 256E.21
119A.12 Renumbered 256E.22
119A.13 Subdivision 1. Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 3 art 2 s 18
Subd. 2. Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 3 art 2 s 18
Subd. 3. Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 3 art 2 s 18
Subd. 4. Renumbered 119A.12, subd 7
119A.14 Subdivision 1. Renumbered 256E.24
Subd. 2. Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 3 art 2 s 18
119A.15 Renumbered 256E.25
119A.16 Renumbered 256E.26
119A.17 Renumbered 256E.27
119A.20 Repealed, 2005 c 98 art 2 s 18
119A.21 Repealed, 2005 c 98 art 2 s 18
119A.22 Repealed, 2005 c 98 art 2 s 18
119A.23 Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 3 art 2 s 18
119A.25 Renumbered 299A.291
119A.26 Renumbered 299A.292
119A.27 Renumbered 299A.293
119A.28 Subdivision 1. Renumbered 299A.294, subdivision 1
Subd. 2. Renumbered 299A.294, subd 2
Subd. 3. Renumbered 299A.294, subd 3
Subd. 4. Repealed, 1999 c 86 art 1 s 83
119A.29 Renumbered 299A.295
119A.30 Repealed, 1997 c 239 art 3 s 25
119A.31 Subdivision 1. Renumbered 299A.296, subdivision 1
Subd. 2. Renumbered 299A.296, subd 2
Subd. 3. Repealed, 1999 c 86 art 1 s 83
119A.32 Renumbered 299A.297
119A.33 Renumbered 299A.298
119A.34 Renumbered 299A.299
119A.35 Repealed, 2005 c 98 art 2 s 18
119A.37 Grants for parenting time centers.
Subdivision 1. Purpose. The commissioner shall issue a request for proposals from existing local nonprofit, nongovernmental, or governmental organizations, to use existing local facilities as parenting time centers which may also be used for parenting time exchanges. The commissioner shall award grants in amounts up to $50,000 for the purpose of creating or maintaining parenting time centers in an effort to reduce children's vulnerability to violence and trauma related to parenting time, where there has been a history of domestic violence or abuse within the family. The commissioner shall award the grants to provide the greatest possible number of parenting time centers and to locate them to provide for the broadest possible geographic distribution of the centers throughout the state.
Each parenting time center must use existing local facilities to provide a healthy interactive environment for parents who are separated or divorced and for parents with children in foster homes to visit with their children. The centers must be available for use by district courts who may order parenting time to occur at a parenting time center. The centers may also be used as drop-off sites, so that parents who are under court order to have no contact with each other can exchange children for parenting time at a neutral site. Each center must provide sufficient security to ensure a safe parenting time environment for children and their parents. A grantee must demonstrate the ability to provide a 25 percent local match, which may include in-kind contributions.
Subd. 2. County involvement. Each county or group of counties is encouraged to provide supervised parenting time services in an effort to fill the gap in the court system that orders supervised parenting time but does not provide a center to accomplish the supervised parenting time as ordered. Each county or group of counties is encouraged to either financially contribute to an existing parenting time center in the area, or establish a new center if there is not one in the area, possibly through county social services. In creating a new center, the county may collaborate with other counties, other parenting time centers, family services collaboratives, court services, and any other entity or organization. The goal is to provide parenting time centers statewide. The county shall apply for funding that may be available through the federal government, specifically for family preservation or family reunification purposes, or any other source of funding that will aid in developing and maintaining this vital service.
Subd. 3. Funding. The commissioner may award grants to create or maintain parenting time centers.
In awarding grants to maintain a parenting time center, the commissioner may award a grant to a center that can demonstrate a 25 percent local match, provided the center is diligently exploring and pursuing all available funding options in an effort to become self-sustaining, and those efforts are reported to the commissioner.
In awarding grants to create a parenting time center, the commissioner shall give priority to:
(1) areas of the state where no other parenting time center or similar facility exists;
(2) applicants who demonstrate that private funding for the center is available and will continue; and
(3) facilities that are adapted for use to care for children, such as day care centers, religious institutions, community centers, schools, technical colleges, parenting resource centers, and child care referral services.
In awarding grants to create or maintain a parenting time center, the commissioner shall require the proposed center to meet standards developed by the commissioner to ensure the safety of the custodial parent and children.
Subd. 4. Additional services. Each parenting time center may provide parenting and child development classes, and offer support groups to participating custodial parents and hold regular classes designed to assist children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Each parenting time center must have available an individual knowledgeable about or experienced in the provision of services to battered women and domestic abuse victims on its staff, its board of directors, or otherwise available to it for consultation.
Subd. 5. Administration. In administering the grants authorized by this section, the commissioner shall ensure that the term "parenting time center" is used in all future applications, publicity releases, requests for proposals, and other materials of like nature. Materials published prior to the enactment of this legislation which use different terms may be distributed by the commissioner until supplies are gone. 203 art 5 s 37; 1997 c 239 art 7 s 2,3; 2000 c 444 art 2 s 2; 2000 c 445 art 2 s 5; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 40
119A.374 Renumbered 256E.30
119A.375 Renumbered 256E.31
119A.376 Renumbered 256E.32
119A.40 Renumbered 216C.263
119A.41 Renumbered 216C.264
119A.42 Renumbered 216C.265
119A.425 Renumbered 216C.266
119A.43 Renumbered 256E.33
119A.44 Renumbered 256E.34
119A.445 Renumbered 256E.35
119A.45 Early childhood learning and child protection facilities.
The commissioner may make grants to state agencies and political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities for early childhood programs, with priority to centers in counties or municipalities with the highest percentage of children living in poverty. The commissioner may also make grants to state agencies and political subdivisions to construct or rehabilitate facilities for crisis nurseries or parenting time centers. The facilities must be owned by the state or a political subdivision, but may be leased under section 16A.695 to organizations that operate the programs. The commissioner must prescribe the terms and conditions of the leases. A grant for an individual facility must not exceed $200,000 for each program that is housed in the facility, up to a maximum of $500,000 for a facility that houses three programs or more. Programs include Head Start, early childhood and family education programs, and other early childhood intervention programs. The commissioner must give priority to grants that involve collaboration among sponsors of programs under this section and may give priority to projects that collaborate with child care providers, including all-day and school-age child care programs, special needs care, sick child care, nontraditional hour care, and programs that include services to refugee and immigrant families. The commissioner may give priority to grants for programs that will increase their child care workers' wages as a result of the grant. If there is work that is appropriate for youthbuild, as mutually agreed upon by the grantee and the local youthbuild program, considering safety and skills needed, and if it is demonstrated by youthbuild that using youthbuild will not increase the overall cost of the project, then priority must be given to grants for programs that utilize youthbuild under sections 116L.361 to 116L.366 for at least 25 percent of each grant awarded or $50,000, whichever is less, of the labor portion of the construction. Eligible programs must consult with appropriate labor organizations to deliver education and training. State appropriations must be matched on a 50 percent basis with nonstate funds. The matching requirement must apply programwide and not to individual grants. 2; 2000 c 444 art 2 s 3; 2000 c 492 art 1 s 47; 2002 c 380 art 6 s 1; 2004 c 206 s 52
119A.46 Lead abatement program.
Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in section 144.9501 and in this subdivision apply to this section.
(b) "Eligible organization" means a lead contractor, city, board of health, community health department, community action agency as defined in section 256E.30, or community development corporation.
(c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health, or the commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency as authorized by section 462A.05, subdivision 15c.
Subd. 2. Grants; administration. Within the limits of the available appropriation, the commissioner must develop a swab team services program which may make demonstration and training grants to eligible organizations to train workers to provide swab team services and swab team services for residential property. Grants may be awarded to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training to ensure quality and consistency within the statewide program. Grants must be awarded to help ensure full-time employment to workers providing swab team services and must be awarded for a two-year period.
Grants awarded under this section must be made in consultation with the commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency and representatives of neighborhood groups from areas at high risk for toxic lead exposure, a labor organization, the lead coalition, community action agencies, and the legal aid society. The consulting team must review grant applications and recommend awards to eligible organizations that meet requirements for receiving a grant under this section.
Subd. 3. Applicants. (a) Interested eligible organizations may apply to the commissioner for grants under this section. Two or more eligible organizations may jointly apply for a grant. Priority shall be given to community action agencies in greater Minnesota and to either community action agencies or neighborhood based nonprofit organizations in cities of the first class. Of the total annual appropriation, 12.5 percent may be used for administrative purposes. The commissioner may deviate from this percentage if a grantee can justify the need for a larger administrative allowance. Of this amount, up to five percent may be used by the commissioner for state administrative purposes. Applications must provide information requested by the commissioner, including at least the information required to assess the factors listed in paragraph (d).
(b) The commissioner must consult with boards of health to provide swab team services for purposes of secondary prevention. The priority for swab teams created by grants to eligible organizations under this section must be work assigned by the commissioner of health, or by a board of health if so designated by the commissioner of health, to provide secondary prevention swab team services to fulfill the requirements of section 144.9504, subdivision 6, in response to a lead order. Swab teams assigned work under this section by the commissioner, that are not engaged daily in fulfilling the requirements of section 144.9504, subdivision 6, must deliver swab team services in response to elevated blood lead levels as defined in section 144.9501, subdivision 9, where lead orders were not issued, and for purposes of primary prevention in census tracts known to be in areas at high risk for toxic lead exposure as described in section 144.9503, subdivision 2.
(c) Any additional money must be used for grants to establish swab teams for primary prevention under section 144.9503, in census tracts in areas at high risk for toxic lead exposure as determined under section 144.9503, subdivision 2.
(d) In evaluating grant applications, the commissioner must consider the following criteria:
(1) the use of lead contractors and lead workers for residential swab team services;
(2) the participation of neighborhood groups and individuals, as swab team workers, in areas at high risk for toxic lead exposure;
(3) plans for the provision of swab team services for primary and secondary prevention as required under subdivision 4;
(4) plans for supervision, training, career development, and postprogram placement of swab team members;
(5) plans for resident and property owner education on lead safety;
(6) plans for distributing cleaning supplies to area residents and educating residents and property owners on cleaning techniques;
(7) sources of other funding and cost estimates for training, lead inspections, swab team services, equipment, monitoring, testing, and administration;
(8) measures of program effectiveness;
(9) coordination of program activities with other federal, state, and local public health, job training, apprenticeship, and housing renovation programs including programs under sections 116L.86 to 116L.881; and
(10) prior experience in providing swab team services.
Subd. 4. Lead supervisor or certified firm. (a) Eligible organizations and lead supervisors or certified firms may participate in the swab team program. An eligible organization receiving a grant under this section must assure that all participating lead supervisors or certified firms are licensed and that all swab team workers are certified by the Department of Health under section 144.9505. Eligible organizations and lead supervisors or certified firms may distinguish between interior and exterior services in assigning duties and may participate in the program by:
(1) providing on-the-job training for swab team workers;
(2) providing swab team services to meet the requirements of sections 144.9503, subdivision 4, and 144.9504, subdivision 6;
(3) providing a removal and replacement component using skilled craft workers under subdivision 7;
(4) providing lead testing according to subdivision 8;
(5) providing lead dust cleaning supplies, as described in section 144.9507, subdivision 4, paragraph (c), to residents; or
(6) having a swab team worker instruct residents and property owners on appropriate lead control techniques, including the lead-safe directives developed by the commissioner of health.
(b) Participating lead supervisors or certified firms must:
(1) demonstrate proof of workers' compensation and general liability insurance coverage;
(2) be knowledgeable about lead abatement requirements established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and lead hazard reduction requirements and lead-safe directives of the commissioner of health;
(3) demonstrate experience with on-the-job training programs;
(4) demonstrate an ability to recruit employees from areas at high risk for toxic lead exposure; and
(5) demonstrate experience in working with low-income clients.
Subd. 5. Swab team workers. Each worker engaged in swab team services established under this section must have blood lead concentrations below 15 micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood as determined by a baseline blood lead screening. Any organization receiving a grant under this section is responsible for lead screening and must assure that all swab team workers meet the standards established in this subdivision. Grantees must use appropriate workplace procedures including following the lead-safe directives developed by the commissioner of health to reduce risk of elevated blood lead levels. Grantees and participating contractors must report all employee blood lead levels that exceed 15 micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood to the commissioner of health.
Subd. 6. On-the-job training component. (a) Programs established under this section must provide on-the-job training for swab team workers.
(b) Swab team workers must receive monetary compensation equal to the prevailing wage as defined in section 177.42, subdivision 6, for comparable jobs in the licensed contractor's principal business.
Subd. 7. Removal and replacement component. (a) Within the limits of the available appropriation and if a need is identified by a lead inspector, the commissioner may establish a component for removal and replacement of deteriorated paint in residential properties according to the following criteria:
(1) components within a residence must have both deteriorated lead-based paint and substrate damage beyond repair or rotting wooden framework to be eligible for removal and replacement;
(2) all removal and replacement must be done using least-cost methods and following lead-safe directives;
(3) whenever windows and doors or other components covered with deteriorated lead-based paint have sound substrate or are not rotting, those components should be repaired, sent out for stripping, planed down to remove deteriorated lead-based paint, or covered with protective guards instead of being replaced, provided that such an activity is the least-cost method of providing the swab team service;
(4) removal and replacement or repair must be done by lead contractors using skilled craft workers or trained swab team members; and
(5) all craft work that requires a state license must be supervised by a person with a state license in the craft work being supervised. The grant recipient may contract for this supervision.
(b) The program design must:
(1) identify the need for on-the-job training of swab team workers to be removal and replacement workers; and
(2) describe plans to involve appropriate groups in designing methods to meet the need for training swab team workers.
Subd. 8. Testing and evaluation. (a) Testing of the environment is not necessary by swab teams whose work is assigned by the commissioner of health or a designated board of health under section 144.9504. The commissioner of health or designated board of health must share the analytical testing data collected on each residence for purposes of secondary prevention under section 144.9504 with the swab team workers in order to provide constructive feedback on their work and to the commissioner for the purposes set forth in paragraph (c).
(b) For purposes of primary prevention evaluation, the following samples must be collected: pretesting and posttesting of one noncarpeted floor dust lead sample and a notation of the extent and location of bare soil and of deteriorated lead-based paint. The analytical testing data collected on each residence for purposes of primary prevention under section 144.9503 must be shared with the swab team workers in order to provide constructive feedback on their work and to the commissioner for the purposes set forth in paragraph (c).
(c) The commissioner of health must establish a program to collect appropriate data as required under paragraphs (a) and (b), in order to conduct an ongoing evaluation of swab team services for primary and secondary prevention. Within the limits of available appropriations, the commissioner of health must conduct on up to 1,000 residences which have received primary or secondary prevention swab team services, a postremediation evaluation, on at least a quarterly basis for a period of at least two years for each residence. The evaluation must note the condition of the paint within the residence, the extent of bare soil on the grounds, and collect and analyze one noncarpeted floor dust lead sample. The data collected must be evaluated to determine the efficacy of providing swab team services as a method of reducing lead exposure in young children. In evaluating this data, the commissioner of health must consider city size, community location, historic traffic flow, soil lead level of the property by area or census tract, distance to industrial point sources that emit lead, season of the year, age of the housing, age and number of children living at the residence, the presence of pets that move in and out of the residence, and other relevant factors as the commissioner of health may determine.
Subd. 9. Program benefits. As a condition of providing swab team services under this section, an organization may require a property owner to not increase rents on a property solely as a result of a substantial improvement made with public funds under the programs in this section.
Subd. 10. Requirements of organizations receiving grants. An eligible organization that is awarded a training and demonstration grant under this section must prepare and submit a quarterly progress report to the commissioner beginning three months after receipt of the grant. 1 s 30; 2001 c 79 s 1; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 41; 2003 c 130 s 12; 2004 c 206 s 27,52; 2005 c 98 art 1 s 24; 1Sp2005 c 5 art 8 s 1-4
119A.50 Head Start program.
Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The Department of Education is the state agency responsible for administering the Head Start program. The commissioner of education may make grants to public or private nonprofit agencies for the purpose of providing supplemental funds for the federal Head Start program.
Subd. 2. Data classification. Data collected on individuals from which the identity of any individual receiving services may be determined are private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02. 16 s 13; 1997 c 162 art 1 s 8; 2000 c 468 s 23; 2003 c 130 s 12
Subdivision 1. Scope. As used in sections 119A.52 and 119A.53, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2. Program account 20. "Program account 20" means the federally designated and funded account for training and technical assistance activities.
Subd. 3. Program account 22. "Program account 22" means the federally designated and funded account for basic services.
Subd. 4. Program account 25. "Program account 25" means the federally designated and funded account for parent child centers.
Subd. 5. Start-up costs. "Start-up costs" means onetime costs incurred in expanding services to additional children. 162 art 1 s 9,10; 1999 c 86 art 1 s 31
119A.52 Distribution of appropriation and program coordination.
The commissioner of education must distribute money appropriated for that purpose to Head Start program grantees to expand services and to serve additional low-income children. Money must be allocated to each project Head Start grantee in existence on the effective date of Laws 1989, chapter 282. Migrant and Indian reservation grantees must be initially allocated money based on the grantees' share of federal funds. The remaining money must be initially allocated to the remaining local agencies based equally on the agencies' share of federal funds and on the proportion of eligible children in the agencies' service area who are not currently being served. A Head Start grantee must be funded at a per child rate equal to its contracted, federally funded base level for program accounts 20, 22, and 25 at the start of the fiscal year. In allocating funds under this paragraph, the commissioner of education must assure that each Head Start grantee is allocated no less funding in any fiscal year than was allocated to that grantee in fiscal year 1993. The commissioner may provide additional funding to grantees for start-up costs incurred by grantees due to the increased number of children to be served. Before paying money to the grantees, the commissioner must notify each grantee of its initial allocation, how the money must be used, and the number of low-income children that must be served with the allocation. Each grantee must present a work plan to the commissioner for approval. The work plan must include the estimated number of low-income children and families it will be able to serve, a description of the program design and service delivery area which meets the needs of and encourages access by low-income working families, a program design that ensures fair and equitable access to Head Start services for all populations and parts of the service area, and a plan for coordinating services to maximize assistance for child care costs available to families under chapter 119B. For any grantee that cannot utilize its full allocation, the commissioner must reduce the allocation proportionately. Money available after the initial allocations are reduced must be redistributed to eligible grantees. 369 s 89; 1994 c 483 s 1; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1997 c 162 art 1 s 11; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 7 s 1
119A.53 Federal requirements.
Grantees and the commissioner shall comply with federal regulations governing the federal Head Start program, except for funding for innovative initiatives under section 119A.52, which may be used to operate differently than federal Head Start regulations. If a state statute or rule conflicts with a federal statute or regulation, the state statute or rule prevails. c 9 art 7 s 2
119A.54 Repealed, 1999 c 86 art 1 s 83
119A.545 Authority to waive requirements during disaster periods.
The commissioner of education may waive requirements under sections 119A.50 to 119A.53, for up to nine months after the disaster, for Head Start grantees in areas where a federal disaster has been declared under United States Code, title 42, section 5121, et seq., or the governor has exercised authority under chapter 12. The commissioner shall notify the chairs of the senate Family and Early Childhood Education Budget Division, the senate Education Finance Committee, the house Family and Early Childhood Education Finance Division, the house Education Committee, and the house Ways and Means Committee ten days before the effective date of any waiver granted under this section. c 5 s 46; 1998 c 383 s 37; 1999 c 86 art 1 s 62; 2003 c 130 s 12; 2004 c 206 s 52