Amended in Senate July 1, 2015

Amended in Assembly May 28, 2015

Amended in Assembly May 13, 2015

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.

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 andbegin delete announceend deletebegin insert announce,end insert 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 60begin delete daysend deletebegin insert days, except as specified,end insert after the department notifies an applicant that the department has approved the applicant’s application for those grant funds, tobegin delete enter intoend deletebegin insert provideend insert a grant agreementbegin delete withend deletebegin insert toend insert 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.begin insert The bill would authorize the department to make changes to the final list of activities if the applicant makes changes to the original application or the federal government or the Legislature requires changes.end insert 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.

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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SECTION 1.  

Section 50832.2 is added to the Health and Safety
2Code
, to read:

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50832.2.  

(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 shallbegin delete enter intoend deletebegin insert provideend insert a grant agreementbegin delete withend deletebegin insert toend insert the
7applicant.begin insert The 60 days’ notice requirement shall not apply if the
8 federal government or the Legislature makes significant changes
9to the Community Development Block Grant Program.end insert

10(2) When the department enters into a grant agreement with an
11applicant, the department shall provide the applicant with a
12complete and final list of all of the activities the applicant must
13complete in order to receive a disbursement of funds pursuant to
14the agreement.begin insert The department may make appropriate and
15corresponding changes to the complete and final list of activities
16if the applicant makes changes to the original application or the
17federal government or the Legislature requires changes.end insert

P3    1(b) No later than 30 days after the department receives a request
2for the disbursement of funds from a grantee, the department shall
3take either of the following actions:

4(1) Notify the grantee that the department has approved
5disbursement of the funds.

6(2) Provide the applicant with a complete and final list of all of
7the remaining activities the applicant must complete in order for
8the department to approve disbursement of the funds.



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