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AB-2602 Homeless youth emergency service projects.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/29/2018 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  August 29, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  August 23, 2018
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 27, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  August 17, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2602


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 15, 2018


An act to amend Section 13703 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to homeless youth.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2602, McCarty. Homeless youth emergency service projects.
Existing law establishes homeless youth emergency service projects in the Counties of Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego, and in the City and County of San Francisco for the purpose of providing specified services to homeless youth, including food and access to overnight shelter, counseling to address immediate emotional crises and problems, and screening for basic health needs. Existing law requires the Office of Emergency Services to monitor these projects, which are funded through a grant program to eligible private, nonprofit agencies with a demonstrated record of success in the delivery of services to homeless youth.
This bill would establish an additional homeless youth emergency service project in the County of Sacramento. The bill would require the office to prepare and disseminate a request for proposal for the grantee by June 1, 2019, and would require the office to enter into a grant award agreement and the grantee to commence operation of the project by October 1, 2019.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13703 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

13703.
 (a) One homeless youth emergency service project shall be established in the County of Los Angeles and one shall be established in the City and County of San Francisco. One homeless youth emergency service project shall also be established in the County of San Diego and one shall be established in the County of Santa Clara. One homeless youth emergency service project shall also be established in the County of Sacramento. Each project may have one central location or may have more than one location in the service area in order to serve effectively the area population of homeless youth. Each project shall be operated by an agency in accordance with the grant award agreement with the office.
(b) (1) The office shall prepare and disseminate a request for proposals for grantees under this chapter by February 15, 1986. The office shall enter into grant award agreements, and the operation of pilot projects shall begin, not later than June 1, 1986.
(2) With respect to projects to be established in the County of San Diego and the County of Santa Clara, the office shall prepare and disseminate a request for proposals for grantees under this chapter by March 31, 1992. The office shall enter into grant award agreements and the operation of these projects shall begin not later than July 1, 1992.
(3) With respect to the project to be established in the County of Sacramento, the office shall prepare and disseminate a request for proposal for the grantee under this chapter by June 1, 2019. The office shall enter into a grant award agreement and the operation of this project shall begin not later than October 1, 2019. The grant awarded under this paragraph shall not reduce the funding provided for existing projects in any of the other three participating counties or in the City and County of San Francisco.
(c) An agency eligible to apply for funds under this chapter and to operate a homeless youth emergency service project shall be a private, nonprofit agency with a demonstrated record of success in the delivery of services to homeless youth. The agency selected for each project shall demonstrate the ability to provide each of the services described in Section 13701, either directly or under subcontract with a competent provider. Preference shall be given to agencies that demonstrate a history of coordination with other public and private agencies in the service region that provide services to homeless youth. Preference shall also be given to agencies that will involve a network of youth-serving agencies in the delivery of services to homeless youth under this chapter.