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S.F. No. 2652 - Homeless Children Eligibility and Plan
Author: Senator Gregory D. Clausen
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: March 18, 2016


Section 1 (119B.03, subd. 4) modifies the funding priority for basic sliding fee, making the first priority families that are homeless, and shifting existing priorities down.

Section 2 (124D.165, subd. 2) modifies eligibility for early learning scholarships, making homeless families that meet the criteria in this section eligible for early learning scholarships.

Section 3 requires the Children’s Cabinet to create a plan for a cross-agency system that provides support for homeless families, in consultation with Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and stakeholders.  This section lists what the plan must include, which is due by January 23, 2017.

Section 4 provides blank appropriations for the Department of Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet.

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