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AB-2328 California AmeriCorps.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 8400) is added to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:

CHAPTER  5.6. California AmeriCorps
8400.
 (a) California AmeriCorps is hereby established to be administered by CaliforniaVolunteers, as established by Executive Order S-24-06. California AmeriCorps shall operate under the existing federal AmeriCorps program guidelines.
(b) California AmeriCorps members shall be determined through an application process. Eligibility will be based on the existing qualifications required for AmeriCorps members and all of the following:
(1) The applicant shall have an associate or a baccalaureate degree.
(2) The applicant shall provide proof of incurred student loan debt.
(3) The applicant shall be 21 years of age or older.
(4) The applicant shall provide proof of two or more years of continuous California residency.
(c) A city, county, or special district may apply individually, in partnership with a nonprofit entity, or with a city, county, or special district to CaliforniaVolunteers, through a competitive request for proposal process, to host one or more California AmeriCorps members. The purpose of California AmeriCorps is to assist local governments in implementing priorities detailed in the request for proposal.
(d) CaliforniaVolunteers is authorized to solicit and accept private funding to help supplement the costs of California AmeriCorps. These private funding sources may include, but are not limited to, foundations, corporate funding, crowd funding, donation drives, or any other sources of private investment that may be available. Moneys from the General Fund shall not be used to fund the California AmeriCorps program.