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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

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Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

3/21/2022
HF 3733 (Noor) Community wealth-building grant program and account created, reports required, and money appropriated.
- Elena Gaarder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
- Mikeya Griffen, Executive Director, Rondo Community Land Trust
- Lisa Olson, Oak Street Operations Coordinator and Worker Owner, The Hub Bike Co-op

HF 4244 (Moran) Appropriating money for a grant to the Irreducible Grace Foundation to build the Black Youth Healing Arts Center. [INFORMATIONAL HEARING ONLY]
- Dr. Darlene Fry, Executive Director, Irreducible Grace Foundation
- Amos Cole, Member, Irreducible Grace Foundation

HF 4098 (Moran) Nonprofit organizations provided funding to build and invest in economic structures that educate, mobilize, and equip Black women with the necessary tools to build, retain, and strengthen the capacity to build wealth; and money appropriated.
- Kenya McKnight-Ahad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance
- Tameka Jones, Owner, Lip Esteem
- Ayolaonda Mack, Owner, Black Family Blueprint
- Gloria Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

HF 2175 (Lee) Pillsbury United Communities, appropriating money for the financial technology entrepreneurial hub in Minneapolis. *Amendment Posted*
- Adair Mosely, Executive Director, Pillsbury United Communities

HF 2661 (Hollins) Zero-waste grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
- Kate Davenport, Co-President, Eureka Recycling
- Emily Barker, Executive Director, Reuse Minnesota
- Amanda LaGrange, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Dump

HF 3985 (Christensen) Community energy transition grant program modified, and money appropriated.
- Shane Zahrt, Lobbyist, Coalition of Utility Cities
- Mary McComber, Mayor, City of Oak Park Heights
- Marie Pflipsen, Community Development Director, City of Becker

If you're interested in testifying in-person, virtually or submitting written testimony, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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This hybrid committee hearing will be held in-person in Capitol Building Room 120 with remote participation from members and testifiers available. The capacity for State Capitol Room 120 is 60 audience seats, please plan accordingly. This hybrid hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp.

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.
Bills Added:
HF2175 (Lee) - Justice Built Communities initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2661 (Hollins) - Zero-waste grant program created, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF3733 (Noor) - Community wealth-building grant program and account created, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF3985 (Christensen) - Community energy transition grant program modified, and money appropriated.
HF4098 (Moran) - Nonprofit organizations provided funding to build and invest in economic structures that educate, mobilize, and equip Black women with the necessary tools to build, retain, and strengthen the capacity to build wealth; and money appropriated.
HF4244 (Moran) - Irreducible Grace Foundation grant funding provided to build Black Youth Healing Arts Center, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

3/16/2022
HF 3943 (Sandstede) Hibbing; the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Ruvarashe Tsoka, Lead for Minnesota Fellow, City of Hibbing
- Carrie McDonald, Principal, Greenhaven Elementary School (Hibbing)
- Kim McLaughlin, School Board Member, Hibbing School Board (Northeast Higher Education District)

HF 3953 (Berg) Builder apprenticeship preparation program funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Megan Hennen, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors of MN/ND
- Tom Dicklich, Executive Director, Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades

HF 3940 (Greenman) Latino Economic Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Henry Jimenez, Executive Director and President, Latino Economic Development Center
- Manuel Rutiaga, Owner, Gorditas El Durango

HF 2579 (Schultz) Grant to fund physical accessibility improvements to performing arts spaces.
- Gaelynn Lea, Vice President and Co-Founder, Recording Artists and Musicians with Disabilities (Musician and Public Speaker, Gaelynn Lea Music)
- Gabriel Rodreick, Performing Artist, Young Dance

HF 4198 (Marquart) Counties provided grants for education, jobs, and workforce development; Community Career Workforce Academies established, report required, and money appropriated.
- Brandon Lunak, Superintendent, Moorhead Public Schools
- Katherine Grindberg, Fargo-Moorhead Area Chamber of Commerce

HF 3798 (Agbaje) Summit Academy OIC funding provided, and money appropriation.
- Louis King, President and Chief Executive Officer, OIC of America
- LeRoy West, President, Summit Academy
- Mire Abdulle, Graduate, Summit Academy

HF 2978 (Xiong, J.) Small business partnership grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Christine Lukudu, Program Manager for Business Development, African Development Center
- Abdi Daisane, Owner and Manager, Blooming Kids Childcare (St. Cloud)
- Denise Butler, Director of Economic Development, ACER, Inc.

*Bills May Be Added*

If you would like to testify, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.
Bills Added:
HF2978 (Xiong) - Small business partnership grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3798 (Agbaje) - Summit Academy OIC funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3940 (Greenman) - Latino Economic Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3943 (Sandstede) - Hibbing; the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3953 (Berg) - Builder apprenticeship preparation program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2579 (Schultz) - Performing art space physical accessibility improvement grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF4198 (Marquart) - Counties provided grants for education, jobs, and workforce development; Community Career Workforce Academies established, report required, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

3/14/2022
HF 3321 (Reyer) Minnesota Family Resiliency Partnership funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Jean Keenan, Executive Director, Live-Work Planning Center
- Stacy Gordon, Program Participant

Presentation on Governor's 2022 Supplemental Budget for Department of Employment and Economic Development
- Steve Grove, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development
- Ramji Iyer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Laplace Interventional, Inc.
- Suzanne Fuller Burks, Executive Director, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
- Adbullah Hared, Director, Somali Community Resettlement Services
- Brian Hanson, President and Chief Executive Officer, APEX
- Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director, Hallie Q. brown Community Center, Inc.
- Jeff O’Neill, Interim City Administrator, City of Becker,
- Rich Andre, Senior Policy Advisor for State and Local Initiatives, American Immigration Council

If you're interested in testifying, please contact Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.
Bills Added:
HF3321 (Reyer) - Minnesota Family Resiliency Partnership funding provided, and money appropriated.
Attachments:

Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

3/11/2022
CAPITAL INVESTMENT DAY
(All bills will be given informational hearings only)

HF 3663 (Agbaje) Carver County; Camp Katherine Parsons historical preservation effort funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Suzanne Fuller Burks, Executive Director, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

HF 3664 (Agbaje) Minneapolis; V3 Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Erika Binger, Executive Director and Founder, V3 Sports

HF 3790 (Agbaje) Minneapolis; youth programming funding provided, Community Action Partnership grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Dr. Clarence Hightower, Executive Director, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County
- Alfred “AJ” Flowers Jr.

HF 4040 (Agbaje) Minneapolis; Northside Economic Opportunity Network grant for food business incubator funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Warren McLean, President, Northside Economic Opportunity Network

HF 3546 (Hassan) Norway House expansion and renovation funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Christina Carleton, Chief Executive Officer, Norway House

HF 3566 (Jurgens) Hastings Civic Arena capital improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Chris Jenkins, Parks Director, City of Hastings
- Dan Wietecha, City Administrator, City of Hastings

HF 3628 (Xiong, J.) African Economic Development Solutions building construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Gene Gelgelu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, African Economic Development Solutions
- Lisa Kugler, Real Estate Development Consultant, Lisa Kugler Consultants

HF 3908 (Pinto) Ethiopian Community Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Girma Yismaw, Chair of the Building Committee, Ethiopian Community in Minnesota

HF 3927 (Gomez) Pillsbury United Communities grant funding provided for Pillsbury House Theater, and money appropriated.
- Adair Mosley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pillsbury United Communities

HF 3928 (Gomez) Appropriating money for Parents in Community Action in Minneapolis.
- Rico Alexander, Executive Director, Parents in Community Action, Inc.

HF 3973 (Xiong, J.) Appropriating money for a grant to PROCEED for a community center in St. Paul.
- Duane Dutrieuille, Principal, Hazel Park Preparatory Academy
- Douglas Hill

HF 3978 (Christensen) Washington County Heritage Center capital improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Ryan Collins, Ward 1 Council Member, Stillwater City Council
- Brent Peterson, Executive Director, Washington County Historical Society

HF 4061 (Boldon) Children’s Museum of Rochester, Inc. funding provided, and money provided.
- Lindsey Hemker, Development Director, SPARK Museum Rochester

HF 4088 (Davnie) Appropriating money for a Latino Community Outreach Center.
- Ruby Lee, President, Comunidades Latina Unidas En Servicio

HF 4100 (Vang) Brooklyn Center; facility acquisition and renovation funding provided to provide assistance to South Asians
- Raj Chaudhary, Executive Director, SEWA-AIFW

HF 4116 (Hassan) East Phillips Neighborhood Institute grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Dean Dovolis, Board President, East Phillips Neighborhood Institute
- Cassie Holmes, Board Member, East Phillips Neighborhood Institute

HF 4188 (Lee) Minneapolis; Avenues for Youth new facility funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Katherine Meerse, Executive Director, Avenues for Youth

HF 3658 (Moran) The Black Gate funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Seitu Jones, Multidisciplinary Artist and Community Organizer
- James Garrett Jr., Managing Partner and Architext, 4RM+ULA

HF 3659 (Moran) St. Paul; Innovation Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Tony Sanneh, Founder, The Sanneh Foundation

HF 4097 (Moran) St. Paul; Hallie Q. Brown Community Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

HF 4197 (Moran) Appropriating money for a grant to Walker West Music Academy to acquire and improve property to support youth music education.
- Braxton Haulcy, Executive Director, Walker West Music Academy
- Reverend Carl Walker, Pastor, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

If you're interested in testifying, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.
Bills Added:
HF3546 (Hassan) - Norway House expansion and renovation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3566 (Jurgens) - Hastings Civic Arena capital improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3628 (Xiong) - African Economic Development Solutions building construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3658 (Moran) - The Black Gate funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3659 (Moran) - St. Paul; Innovation Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3663 (Agbaje) - Carver County; Camp Katherine Parsons historical preservation effort funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3664 (Agbaje) - Minneapolis; V3 Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3790 (Agbaje) - Minneapolis; youth programming funding provided, Community Action Partnership grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3928 (Gomez) - Minneapolis; Parents in Community Action funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3973 (Xiong) - St. Paul; PROCEED grant funding provided for a community center, and money appropriated.
HF3978 (Christensen) - Washington County Heritage Center capital improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3908 (Pinto) - Ethiopian Community Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3927 (Gomez) - Pillsbury United Communities grant funding provided for Pillsbury House Theater, and money appropriated.
HF4040 (Agbaje) - Minneapolis; Northside Economic Opportunity Network grant for food business incubator funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4100 (Vang) - Brooklyn Center; facility acquisition and renovation funding provided to provide assistance to South Asians.
HF4061 (Boldon) - Children's Museum of Rochester, Inc. funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4088 (Davnie) - Minneapolis; Latino Community Outreach Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4097 (Moran) - St. Paul; Hallie Q. Brown Community Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4116 (Hassan) - East Phillips Neighborhood Institute grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4188 (Lee) - Minneapolis; Avenues for Youth new facility funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF4197 (Moran) - St. Paul; Walker West Music Academy grant funding provided to acquire and improve property to support youth music education, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
HF3790 Testimony from ADOS Youth Pathway Center_03.10.2022.pptx (3/10/2022)
HF3928 Letters of Support for Parents in Community Action_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF4197 Testimony from Walker West Music Academy_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF4188 Testimony from Avenues for Youth_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF3658 Testimony from The Black Gate_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF4061 Letter from Children's Museum of Rochester_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF4088 Letter from CLUES_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF3546 Presentation from Norway House_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF3566 Testimony from City of Hastings_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF3659 Letter from Sanneh Foundation_03.10.2022.pdf (3/10/2022)
HF3664 Resources from V3_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF3628 Letter from African Economic Development Solutions_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Autism SIBS Universe_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from CAPI USA_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Dr. Dash Foundation_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Dr. Shanti Narasimhan_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Hindu Society of Minnesota_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from India Association of Minnesota_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Kom Unity_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Ramesh Chandan_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Letter from Sarah's an Oasis for Women_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF4100 Presentation from SEWA-AIFW_03.11.2022.pdf (3/11/2022)
HF3973 Testimony from PROCEED_03.11.2022.docx (3/11/2022)

Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy

3/9/2022
HF 3783 (Olson, L.) Child care grant program funding provided, previous appropriation modified for child care work, and money appropriated.
- Scott McMahon, Executive Director, Greater Minnesota Partnership
- Scott Marquardt, Executive Vice President, Southwest Initiative Foundation

HF 2082 (Davids) Chosen Valley Care Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Dan Hollermann, Treasurer – Board of Director, Chosen Valley Care Center Inc.

HF 3536 (Greenman) Neighborhood Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Mike Temali, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Neighborhood Development Center
- Earlsworth Letang, Community Engagement Director, Neighborhood Development Center
- Shawn Hopman, Founder, Ya Sure Kombucha (Brainerd)

HF 2306 (Hamilton) Enterprise Minnesota grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Lynn Shelton, Vice President of Marketing & Organizational Development, Enterprise Minnesota
- Paul Ebnet, Chief Executive Officer, Straub Design
- Joe Plunger, Chief Executive Officer and Owner, Midwest Metal Products

If you're interested in testifying, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

All events are closed-captioned.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.
Bills Added:
HF2082 (Davids) - Chosen Valley Care Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2306 (Hamilton) - Enterprise Minnesota grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3536 (Greenman) - Neighborhood Development Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3783 (Olson) - Child care grant program funding provided, previous appropriation for child care work modified, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
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