Amended in Assembly April 16, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 325


Introduced by Assembly Member Wood

February 13, 2015


An act to add Section 50832.2 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to economic development.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 325, as amended, Wood. Community Development Block Grant Program: funds.

Existing law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to allocate funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant Program to cities and counties. Existing law requires the department to determine, and announce in the applicable Notice of Funding Availability, the maximum amount of grant funds that may be used for economic development projects and programs, housing for persons and families of low or moderate income or for purposes directly related to the provision or improvement of housing opportunities for these persons and families, and for cities and counties that apply on behalf of certain Indian tribes. Existing law requires the department to develop and use certain eligibility criteria and requirements for certain economic development fund applications.

This bill would require the department, no later than 60 daysbegin delete from when the department receives an economic development fund application, to inform the applicant of the decision to approve or deny the application and the reasons for a denial of this application.end deletebegin insert after the department notifies an applicant that the department has approved the applicant’s application for those grant funds, to enter into a grant agreement with the applicant. The bill would require the department, when the department enters into a grant agreement with an applicant, to provide the applicant with a complete and final list of activities the applicant must complete in order to receive a disbursement of funds pursuant to the agreement. The bill would also require the department, no later than 30 days after receiving a grantee’s request for disbursement of funds, to notify the grantee that the department has approved disbursement or to provide the grantee with a complete and final list of all of the remaining activities the grantee must complete, as specified.end insert

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

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begin insertSection 50832.2 is added to the end insertbegin insertHealth and Safety
2Code
end insert
begin insert, to read:end insert

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begin insert50832.2.end insert  

(a) (1) No later than 60 days after the department
4notifies an applicant that the department has approved the
5applicant’s application for funds pursuant to this chapter, the
6department shall enter into a grant agreement with the applicant.

7(2) When the department enters into a grant agreement with an
8applicant, the department shall provide the applicant with a
9complete and final list of all of the activities the applicant must
10complete in order to receive a disbursement of funds pursuant to
11the agreement.

12(b) No later than 30 days after the department receives a request
13for the disbursement of funds from a grantee, the department shall
14take either of the following actions:

15(1) Notify the grantee that the department has approved
16disbursement of the funds.

17(2) Provide the applicant with a complete and final list of all
18of the remaining activities the applicant must complete in order
19for the department to approve disbursement of the funds.

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SECTION 1.  

Section 50832.2 is added to the Health and Safety
21Code
, to read:

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50832.2.  

The department shall, no later than 60 days from
23when the department receives an application for funds for economic
24development projects and programs, inform an applicant of the
P3    1decision to approve or deny an application for these funds and the
2reasons for a denial of the application.

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