8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill allows for the use of certain funds for administration of the Intergenerational
11 Poverty Interventions Grant Program.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ allows for the use of certain funds for administration of the Intergenerational
15 Poverty Interventions Grant Program.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 53F-5-207, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 186
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 53F-5-207 is amended to read:
26 53F-5-207. Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program --
27 Definitions -- Grant requirements -- Reporting requirements.
28 (1) As used in this section:
29 (a) "Eligible student" means a student who is classified as a child affected by
30 intergenerational poverty.
31 (b) "Intergenerational poverty" has the same meaning as in Section 35A-9-102.
32 (c) "LEA governing board" means a local school board or a charter school governing
34 (d) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means a school district or charter school.
35 (e) "Program" means the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program
36 created in Subsection (2).
37 (2) The Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program is created to provide
38 grants to eligible LEAs to fund additional educational opportunities at eligible LEAs, for
39 eligible students, outside of the regular school day offerings.
40 (3) Subject to future budget constraints, the state board shall distribute to LEAs money
41 appropriated for the program in accordance with this section.
42 (4) The state board shall:
43 (a) solicit proposals from LEA governing boards to receive money under the program;
45 (b) award grants to an LEA governing board on behalf of an LEA based on criteria
46 described in Subsection (5).
47 (5) In awarding a grant under Subsection (4), the state board shall consider:
48 (a) the percentage of an LEA's students that are classified as children affected by
49 intergenerational poverty;
50 (b) the level of administrative support and leadership at an eligible LEA to effectively
51 implement, monitor, and evaluate the program; and
52 (c) an LEA's commitment and ability to work with the Department of Workforce
53 Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the juvenile courts
54 to provide services to the LEA's eligible students.
55 (6) To receive a grant under the program on behalf of an LEA, an LEA governing
56 board shall submit a proposal to the state board detailing:
57 (a) the LEA's strategy to implement the program, including the LEA's strategy to
58 improve the academic achievement of children affected by intergenerational poverty;
59 (b) the LEA's strategy for coordinating with and engaging the Department of
60 Workforce Services to provide services for the LEA's eligible students;
61 (c) the number of students the LEA plans to serve, categorized by age and
62 intergenerational poverty status;
63 (d) the number of students, eligible students, and schools the LEA plans to fund with
64 the grant money; and
65 (e) the estimated cost per student.
66 (7) (a) The state board shall annually report to the Utah Intergenerational Welfare
67 Reform Commission, created in Section 35A-9-301, by November 30 of each year, on:
68 (i) the progress of LEA programs using grant money;
69 (ii) the progress of LEA programs in improving the academic achievement of children
70 affected by intergenerational poverty; and
71 (iii) the LEA's coordination efforts with the Department of Workforce Services, the
72 Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the juvenile courts.
73 (b) The state board shall provide the report described in Subsection (7)(a) to the
74 Education Interim Committee upon request.
75 (c) An LEA that receives grant money pursuant to this section shall provide to the state
76 board information that is necessary for the state board's report described in Subsection (7)(a).
77 (8) The state board may use up to 5% of the money appropriated for the program in
78 accordance with this section for administration and evaluation of the program.