BILL NUMBER: AB 1348	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 23, 2016
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 25, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 14, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 26, 2015

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Irwin

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2015

   An act to add Section 65040.11.5 to the Government Code, relating
to state government.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1348, Irwin. State Clearinghouse.
   Existing law establishes the State Clearinghouse as the office
designated by the Governor as the clearinghouse for information from
the federal Office of Management and Budget in accordance with
federal law.
   This bill would establish a federal grant administrator, within
the State Clearinghouse, who is designated by the Governor and
authorized to serve as a primary point of contact for information on
federal grants related to community, economic, and local development,
and serve as a coordinator to manage and maximize federal grant
opportunities within the state, as provided. The bill would further
authorize the federal grant administrator to maintain information on
the Office of Planning and Research's Internet Web site relating to
federal grants. The bill would require the federal grant
administrator to, on or before January 1, 2018, and annually
thereafter, to prepare a summary of federal grant funding to the
state that includes, among other performance metrics, the total
federal dollars received by the state through federal grants during
the report year.



THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 65040.11.5 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   65040.11.5.  (a) There is in state government, within the State
Clearinghouse, the federal grant administrator who is an individual
designated by the Governor to serve as the state's primary point of
contact for information on federal grants related to community,
economic, and local development.
   (b) The federal grant administrator may to do any of the
following:
   (1) Work with representatives from state and local government,
nonprofit organizations, foundations, institutions of higher
learning, and other interested parties on applying for and managing
federal grants.
   (2) Identify employees within state government with expertise in
federal grant management.
   (3) Support the establishment of a statewide network of
individuals who serve as point of contact for federal grant
opportunities, including, but not limited to, individuals in local
governments, special districts, institutions of higher education,
nonprofit organizations, and foundations.
   (4) Provide or facilitate the provision of in-person and online
training to encourage and improve the ability to pursue and manage
federal grants.
   (5) Develop and maintain information on the Office of Planning and
Research's Internet Web Site related to new federal grant
opportunities, grant management best practices, and other resources
to support the ability of state and local governments and nonprofit
organizations to apply and manage federal grants.
   (c) On or before January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the
federal grant administrator shall prepare a summary of federal grant
funding to the state that includes, but is not limited to, all of the
following performance metrics:
   (1) Number of federal grants awarded to the state during the three
years prior to the establishment of the federal grant administrator
and during the report year.
   (2) Number of completed federal grant applications submitted by
the state during the report year.
   (3) Total federal dollars received by the state through federal
grants during the report year.
   (4) Total federal grant dollars expended by the state during the
report year.
   (5) Total federal grant dollars received in the state by school
districts and local governments during the report year.
   (6) Number of training sessions hosted by the federal grant
administrator and attendance at those events during the report year.
   (7) Other relevant information regarding federal grant activities
within the state during the report year, as determined by the federal
grant administrator.