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H.B. 184 Enrolled
Patrice M. Arent
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMUNITY AND YOUTH PREVENTION PROGRAMS;
DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES TO PROVIDE
GRANTS FOR CERTAIN PREVENTION PROGRAMS; APPROPRIATING $450,000
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997-98; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
35A-8-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 35A-8-207 is enacted to read:
35A-8-207. Community based prevention programs.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) "political subdivision" means a town, city, county, or school district;
(b) "qualified sponsor" means a:
(i) political subdivision;
(ii) community nonprofit, religious, or charitable organization;
(iii) regional or statewide nonprofit organization; or
(iv) private for profit and nonprofit child care organizations with experience and expertise
in operating community-based prevention programs described in Subsection (2) and that are
licensed under Title 62A, Chapter 2.
(2) Within appropriations from the Legislature, the department may provide grants to
qualified sponsors for community-based prevention programs that:
(a) support parents in their primary care giving role to children;
(b) provide positive alternatives to idleness for school-aged children when school is not
in session; and
(c) support other community-based prevention programs.
(3) In awarding grants under this section, the department shall:
(a) request proposals for funding from potential qualified sponsors; and
(b) comply with the requirements of Subsection (4).
(4) In awarding these grants, the department shall ensure that each dollar of funds from
political subdivisions or private funds is matched for each dollar received from the department. The
value of in-kind contributions such as materials, supplies, paid labor, volunteer labor, and the
incremental increase in building maintenance and operation expenses incurred attributable to the
prevention program may be considered in meeting this match requirement.
(5) In awarding a grant under this section, the department shall consider:
(a) the cash portion of the proposed match in relation to the financial resources of the
qualified sponsor; and
(b) the extent to which the qualified sponsor has:
(i) consulted and collaborated with parents of children who are likely to participate, local
parent-teacher organizations, other parent organizations, and the appropriate local interagency
council established under Section 63-75-5.7;
(ii) identified at risk factors that will be ameliorated through the proposed prevention
(iii) identified protective factors and developmental assets that will be supported and
strengthened through the proposed prevention program; and
(iv) the financial support of parents and the organizations specified in Subsection (5)(b)(i).
(6) At least 50 percent of the grants awarded under this section shall be awarded to
organizations described in Subsection (1)(b)(iv).
(7) No federal funds shall be used as matching funds under this act.
Section 2. Appropriation.
There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 1997-98, $450,000 to the
Department of Workforce Services to implement Section 35A-8-207.
Section 3. Effective date.
This act takes effect on July 1, 1997.
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