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SB-130 Fire prevention grants: cities in very high fire hazard severity zones: emergency fire siren warning system.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 4204.6 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

4204.6.
 (a) The department, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services, shall establish a grant program to provide grants to applicant cities located in areas that have been designated as very high fire hazard severity zones pursuant to Section 51179 of the Government Code, to be used for the installation and implementation or the refurbishment of an emergency fire siren warning system, which may include a voice warning system supported by location-based messaging that enables the broadcast of specific information.
(b) The department may establish a cost-share requirement for the grant program.
(c) The director may authorize advance payments from a grant awarded pursuant to this section. The advance shall not exceed 25 percent of the total grant award.
(d) The department shall prioritize grant applications received from cities on the “Fire Risk Reduction Community” list, when that list is developed pursuant to Section 4290.1.
(e) The department may, upon appropriation by the Legislature, expend the sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for grants provided pursuant to this section.