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SB-5 California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/18/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  July 18, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 26, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  May 10, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 28, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 15, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  February 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 5


Introduced by Senator De León
(Coauthors: Senators Atkins, Dodd, Hueso, and Skinner)

December 05, 2016


An act to add Division 45 (commencing with Section 80000) to the Public Resources Code, relating to a drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all program, by providing the funds necessary therefor through an election for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of California and for the handling and disposition of those funds, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 5, as amended, De León. California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.
Under existing law, programs have been established pursuant to bond acts for, among other things, the development and enhancement of state and local parks and recreational facilities.
This bill would enact the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in an amount of $3,500,000,000 $3,832,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all program. The bill would, each fiscal year that principal or interest on bonds issued and sold for the program are due and payable, appropriate $10,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Parks and Recreation for the purpose of paying costs associated with operating and maintaining certain parks projects funded by the program.
The bill would provide for the submission of these provisions to the voters at the June 5, 2018, statewide primary direct election.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Division 45 (commencing with Section 80000) is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

DIVISION 45. California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018

CHAPTER  1. General Provisions

80000.
 This division shall be known, and may be cited, as the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.

80001.
 (a) The people of California find and declare all of the following:
(1) From California’s beautiful rivers, streams, coastal shorelines, and other waterways, to our federal, state, local, and regional parks and outdoor settings, to our vast network of trails connecting people with natural landscapes, Californians value the rich diversity of outdoor experiences afforded to this state and its citizens.
(2) Demand for local parks has exceeded available funding by a factor of 8 to 1, with particularly high demand in urban, disadvantaged communities.
(3) Many Californians across the state lack access to safe parks, trails, and recreation areas, which limits their ability to experience the outdoors, improve their physical and emotional health, exercise, and connect with their communities.
(4) Investments to create and improve parks and recreation areas, and to create trail networks that provide access from neighborhoods to parks and recreational opportunities, will help ensure all Californians have access to safe places to exercise and enjoy recreational activities.
(5) The California Center for Public Health Advocacy estimates that inactivity and obesity cost California over forty billion dollars ($40,000,000,000) annually, through increased health care costs and lost productivity due to obesity-related illnesses, and that even modest increases in physical activity would result in significant savings. Investments in infrastructure improvements such as biking and walking trails and pathways, whether in urban or natural areas, are cost-effective ways to promote physical activity.
(6) Continued investments in the state’s parks, trails, and natural resources, and greening urban areas will help mitigate the effects of climate change, making cities more livable, and will protect California’s natural resources for future generations.
(7) California’s outdoor recreation economy represents an eighty-seven-billion-dollar ($87,000,000,000) industry, providing over 700,000 jobs and billions of dollars in local and state revenues.
(8) California’s state, local, and regional park system infrastructure and national park system infrastructure are aging, and a significant infusion of capital is required to protect this investment.
(9) There has been a historic underinvestment in parks, trails, and outdoor infrastructure in disadvantaged areas and many communities throughout California.
(10) Tourism is a growing industry in California and remains an economic driver for the more rural parts of the state.
(b) It is the intent of the people of California that all of the following shall occur in the implementation of this division:
(1) The investment of public funds pursuant to this division will result in public benefits that address the most critical statewide needs and priorities for public funding.
(2) In the appropriation and expenditure of funding authorized by this division, priority will be given to projects that leverage private, federal, or local funding or produce the greatest public benefit.
(3) To the extent practicable, a project that receives moneys pursuant to this division will include signage informing the public that the project received funds from the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.
(4) To the extent practicable, when developing program guidelines for urban recreation projects and habitat protection or restoration projects, administering entities are encouraged to give favorable consideration to projects that provide urban recreation and protect or restore natural resources. Additionally, the entities may pool funding for these projects.
(5) To the extent practicable, a project that receives moneys pursuant to this division will provide workforce education and training, contractor, and job opportunities for disadvantaged communities.
(6) To the extent practicable, as identified in the “Presidential Memorandum--Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, National Forests, and Other Public Lands and Waters,” dated January 12, 2017, the public agencies that receive funds pursuant to this division will consider a range of actions that include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Conducting active outreach to diverse populations, particularly minority, low-income, and disabled populations and tribal communities, to increase awareness within those communities and the public generally about specific programs and opportunities.
(B) Mentoring new environmental, outdoor recreation, and conservation leaders to increase diverse representation across these areas.
(C) Creating new partnerships with state, local, tribal, private, and nonprofit organizations to expand access for diverse populations.
(D) Identifying and implementing improvements to existing programs to increase visitation and access by diverse populations, particularly minority, low-income, and disabled populations and tribal communities.
(E) Expanding the use of multilingual and culturally appropriate materials in public communications and educational strategies, including through social media strategies, as appropriate, that target diverse populations.
(F) Developing or expanding coordinated efforts to promote youth engagement and empowerment, including fostering new partnerships with diversity-serving and youth-serving organizations, urban areas, and programs.
(G) Identifying possible staff liaisons to diverse populations.
(7) To the extent practicable, priority for grant funding under this division will be given to a project that advances solutions to prevent displacement if a potential unintended consequence associated with park creation pursuant to the project is an increase in the cost of housing.

80002.
 As used in this division, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “Committee” means the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Finance Committee created by Section 80162.
(b) “Community access” means engagement programs, technical assistance, or facilities that maximize safe and equitable physical admittance, especially for low-income communities, to natural or cultural resources, community education, or recreational amenities.
(c) “Conservation actions on private lands” means projects with willing landowners that involve the adaptive flexible management or protection of natural resources in response to changing conditions and threats to habitat and wildlife. The actions may include the acquisition of conservation interests or fee interests in the land. These projects result in habitat conditions on private lands that, when managed dynamically over time, contribute to the long-term health and resiliency of vital ecosystems and enhance wildlife populations.
(d) “Department” means the Department of Parks and Recreation.
(e) “Disadvantaged community” has the same meaning as set forth in subdivision (g) of Section 75005.
(f) “Fund” means the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Fund, created by Section 80032.
(g) “Heavily urbanized city” means a city with a population of 300,000 or more.
(h) “Heavily urbanized county” means a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more.
(i) “Interpretation” includes, but is not limited to, a visitor-serving amenity that enhances the ability to understand and appreciate the significance and value of natural, historical, and cultural resources and that may utilize educational materials in multiple languages, digital information, and the expertise of a naturalist or other skilled specialist.
(j) “Nonprofit organization” means a nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in California and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(k) “Preservation” means rehabilitation, stabilization, restoration, conservation, development, and reconstruction, or any combination of those activities.
(l) “Protection” means those actions necessary to prevent harm or damage to persons, property, or natural, cultural, and historic resources, actions to improve access to public open-space areas, or actions to allow the continued use and enjoyment of property or natural, cultural, and historic resources, and includes site monitoring, acquisition, development, restoration, preservation, and interpretation.
(m) “Restoration” means the improvement of physical structures or facilities and, in the case of natural systems and landscape features, includes, but is not limited to, projects for the control of erosion, the control and elimination of exotic invasive species, the planting of native species, the removal of waste and debris, prescribed burning, fuel hazard reduction, fencing out threats to existing or restored natural resources, road elimination, and other plant and wildlife habitat improvement to increase the natural system value of the property. Restoration projects shall include the planning, monitoring, and reporting necessary to ensure successful implementation of the project objectives.
(n) “Severely disadvantaged community” means a community with a median household income less than 60 percent of the statewide average.

80004.
 An amount that equals not more than 5 percent of the funds allocated for a grant program pursuant to this division may be used to pay the administrative costs of that program.

80006.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), up to 10 percent of funds allocated for each program funded by this division may be expended through grants expended, including, but not limited to, by grants, for planning and monitoring necessary for the successful design, selection, and implementation of the projects authorized under that program. This section shall not otherwise restrict funds ordinarily used by an agency for “preliminary plans,” “working drawings,” and “construction” as defined in the annual Budget Act for a capital outlay project or grant project. Planning may include feasibility studies for environmental site cleanup that would further the purpose of a project that is eligible for funding under this division.
(b) Funds used for planning projects that benefit disadvantaged communities may exceed 10 percent of the funds allocated if the state agency administering the moneys determines that there is a need for the additional funding.

80008.
 (a) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), at least 20 percent of the funds available pursuant to each chapter of this division shall be allocated for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities.
(2) At least 15 percent of the funds available pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 80120) and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 80130) shall be allocated for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities.
(b) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (c), up to 10 percent of the funds available pursuant to each chapter of this division may be allocated for technical assistance to disadvantaged communities. The agency administering the moneys shall operate a multidisciplinary technical assistance program for disadvantaged communities.
(2) Funds used for providing technical assistance to disadvantaged communities may exceed 10 percent of the funds allocated if the state agency administering the moneys determines that there is a need for the additional funding.
(c) (1) Up to 5 percent of funds available pursuant to each chapter of this division shall be allocated for community access projects that include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Transportation.
(B) Physical activity programming.
(C) Resource interpretation.
(D) Multilingual translation.
(E) Natural science.
(F) Workforce development and career pathways.
(G) Education.
(H) Communication related to water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and other outdoor pursuits.
(2) This subdivision does not apply to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 80150).

80009.
 Funding pursuant to this division may be used for grants and loans to nonprofit organizations to repay financing described in Section 22064 of the Financial Code for projects that are consistent with the purposes of this division.

80010.
 Before disbursing grants pursuant to this division, each state agency that receives funding to administer a competitive grant program under this division shall do the following:
(a) (1) Develop and adopt project solicitation and evaluation guidelines. The guidelines shall include monitoring and reporting requirements and may include a limitation on the dollar amount of grants to be awarded. If the state agency has previously developed and adopted project solicitation and evaluation guidelines that comply with the requirements of this subdivision, it may use those guidelines.
(2) Guidelines adopted pursuant to this subdivision shall encourage, where feasible, inclusion of the following project components:
(A) Efficient use and conservation of water supplies.
(B) Use of recycled water.
(C) The capture of stormwater to reduce stormwater runoff, reduce water pollution, or recharge groundwater supplies, or a combination thereof.
(D) Provision of safe and reliable drinking water supplies to park and open-space visitors.
(b) Conduct three public meetings to consider public comments before finalizing the guidelines. The state agency shall publish the draft solicitation and evaluation guidelines on its Internet Web site at least 30 days before the public meetings. One meeting shall be conducted at a location in northern California, one meeting shall be conducted at a location in the central valley of California, and one meeting shall be conducted at a location in southern California.
(c) Submit the guidelines to the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency. The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall verify that the guidelines are consistent with applicable statutes and for all the purposes enumerated in this division. The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall post an electronic form of the guidelines submitted by state agencies and the subsequent verifications on the Natural Resources Agency’s Internet Web site.
(d) Upon adoption, transmit copies of the guidelines to the fiscal committees and the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

80012.
 (a) The Department of Finance shall provide for an independent audit of expenditures pursuant to this division. The Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall publish a list of all program and project expenditures pursuant to this division not less than annually, in written form, and shall post an electronic form of the list on the agency’s Internet Web site in a downloadable spreadsheet format. The spreadsheet shall include information about the location and footprint of each funded project, the project’s objectives, the status of the project, anticipated outcomes, any matching moneys provided for the project by the grant recipient, and the applicable chapter of this division pursuant to which the grant recipient received moneys.
(b) If an audit, required by statute, of any entity that receives funding authorized by this division is conducted pursuant to state law and reveals any impropriety, the California State Auditor or the Controller may conduct a full audit of any or all of the activities of that entity.
(c) The state agency issuing any grant with funding authorized by this division shall require adequate reporting of the expenditures of the funding from the grant.

80014.
 If any moneys allocated pursuant to this division are not encumbered or expended by the recipient entity within the time period specified by the administering agency, the unexpended moneys shall revert to the administering agency for allocation consistent with the applicable chapter.

80016.
 To the extent feasible, a project whose application includes the use of services of the California Conservation Corps, certified community conservation corps, as defined in Section 14507.5, or other nonprofit entities that provide job training and education opportunities for veterans, foster care recipients, farmworkers, or local youth in conservation or restoration projects shall be given preference for receipt of a grant under this division.

80018.
 To the extent feasible, a project that includes water efficiencies, stormwater capture, or carbon sequestration features in the project design may be given priority for grant funding under this division.

80020.
 Moneys allocated pursuant to this division shall not be used to fulfill any mitigation requirements imposed by law.

80022.
 (a) To the extent feasible in implementing this division and except as provided in subdivision (b), a state agency receiving funding under this division shall seek to achieve wildlife conservation objectives through projects on public lands or voluntary projects on private lands. Private lands that provide permanent protections to ensure the durability of investments shall be given priority. Funds may be used for payments for the protection or creation of measurable habitat improvements or other improvements to the condition of endangered or threatened species, including through the development and implementation of habitat credit exchanges.
(b) This section shall not apply to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 80050), Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 80060), Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 80080), Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 80090), Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 80140), Chapter 11.5 (commencing with Section 80145), or Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 80150).

80024.
 A state agency that receives funding to administer a grant program under this division shall report to the Legislature by January 1, 2027, on its expenditures pursuant to this division and the public benefits received from those expenditures.

80026.
 A state conservancy receiving funding pursuant to this division shall endeavor to allocate funds that are complementary, but not duplicative, of authorized expenditures made pursuant to Chapter 188 of the Statutes of 2014.

80028.
 Funding pursuant to this division may be used for grants and loans to nonprofit organizations to repay financing described in Section 22064 of the Financial Code for projects that are consistent with the purposes of this division.

80030.
 For grants awarded for projects that serve a disadvantaged community, the administering entity shall provide advanced payments in the amount of 25 percent of the grant award to the recipient to initiate the project in a timely manner. The administering entity may adopt additional requirements for the recipient of the grant regarding the use of the advanced payments to ensure that the moneys are used properly.

80032.
 (a) The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division shall be deposited in the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Fund, which is hereby created in the State Treasury.
(b) Proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division shall be allocated according to the following schedule:
(1) Two billion two hundred fifty five hundred thirty-two million dollars ($2,250,000,000) ($2,532,000,000) for purposes of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 80050), Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 80060), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 80070), Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 80080), Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 80090), Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 80100), Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 80110), Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 80120), and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 80130).
(2) Five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) fifty million dollars ($550,000,000) for Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 80140).
(3) Seven hundred fifty million dollars ($750,000,000) for Chapter 11.5 (commencing with Section 80145).

80034.
 The Legislature may enact legislation necessary to implement programs funded by this division.

CHAPTER  2. Investments in Environmental and Social Equity, Enhancing California’s Disadvantaged Communities

80050.
 (a) The sum of eight hundred million dollars ($800,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the creation and expansion of safe neighborhood parks in park-poor neighborhoods in accordance with the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Act of 2008’s competitive grant program described in Chapter 3.3 (commencing with Section 5640) of Division 5.
(b) When developing or revising criteria or guidelines for the grant program, the department may give additional consideration to projects that incorporate stormwater capture and storage or otherwise reduce stormwater pollution. The department shall perform its due diligence by conducting a rigorous prequalification process to determine the fiscal and operational capacity and ability of a potential grant recipient to do both of the following:
(1) Manage a project to maximize public benefit in perpetuity.
(2) Implement the project in a timely manner.

80051.
 Of the amount available pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 80050, not less than 20 percent shall be available for the rehabilitation, repurposing, or substantial improvement of existing park infrastructure in communities of the state that will lead to increased use and enhanced user experiences.

80052.
 Of the amount available pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 80050, to correct historic underinvestments in the central valley, Inland Empire, gateway, and desert communities, the sum of forty-eight million dollars ($48,000,000) shall be available for local park creation and improvement grants to the communities identified by the department as park deficient within those areas for active recreational projects, including aquatic centers, to encourage youth health, fitness, and recreational pursuits. Projects that include the partial or full donation of land, materials, or volunteer services and that demonstrate collaborations of multiple entities and the leveraging of scarce resources may be given consideration. Entities that receive a grant under this section may also be eligible to receive other grants under subdivision (a) of Section 80050.

CHAPTER  3. Investments in Protecting, Enhancing, and Accessing California’s Local and Regional Outdoor Spaces

80060.
 For purposes of this chapter, “district” means any regional park district, regional park and open-space district, or regional open-space district formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3 of Division 5, any recreation and park district formed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780) of Division 5, or any authority formed pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 35100). With respect to any community or unincorporated region that is not included within a district, and in which no city or county provides parks or recreational areas or facilities, “district” also means any other entity, including, but not limited to, a district operating multiple-use parklands pursuant to Division 20 (commencing with Section 71000) of the Water Code, that is authorized by statute to operate and manage parks or recreational areas or facilities, employs a full-time park and recreation director, offers year-round park and recreation services on land and facilities owned by the entity, and allocates a substantial portion of its annual operating budget to parks or recreation areas or facilities.

80061.
 (a) The sum of two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for local park rehabilitation and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis. Grant recipients shall be encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors.
(b)  The sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants to cities and districts in urbanized counties providing park and recreation services within jurisdictions of 200,000 or less in population. For purposes of this subdivision, “urbanized county” means a county with a population of 500,000 or more. An entity eligible to receive funds under this subdivision shall also be eligible to receive funds available under subdivision (a).
(c) Unless the entity has been identified as a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award pursuant to this section shall be required to provide a match of 20 percent as a local share.

80062.
 (a) (1) The department shall allocate 60 percent of the funds available pursuant to each of subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 80061 to cities and districts, other than a regional park district, regional park and open-space district, open-space authority, or regional open-space district. Each city’s and district’s allocation shall be in the same ratio as the city’s or district’s population is to the combined total of the state’s population that is included in incorporated and unincorporated areas within the county, except that each city or district shall be entitled to a minimum allocation of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000). If the boundary of a city overlaps the boundary of a district, the population in the overlapping area shall be attributed to each jurisdiction in proportion to the extent to which each operates and manages parks and recreational areas and facilities for that population. If the boundary of a city overlaps the boundary of a district, and in the area of overlap the city does not operate and manage parks and recreational areas and facilities, all grant funds for that area shall be allocated to the district.
(2) On or before April 1, 2020, a city and a district that are subject to paragraph (1), and whose boundaries overlap, shall collaboratively develop and submit to the department a specific plan for allocating the grant funds in accordance with the formula specified in paragraph (1). If, by that date, the plan has not been developed and submitted to the department, the director shall determine the allocation of the grant funds between the affected jurisdictions.
(b) (1) The department shall allocate 40 percent of the funds available pursuant to each of subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 80061 to counties and regional park districts, regional park and open-space districts, open-space authorities formed pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 35100), and regional open-space districts formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3 of Division 5.
(2) Each county’s allocation under paragraph (1) shall be in the same ratio that the county’s population is to the total state population, except that each county shall be entitled to a minimum allocation of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).
(3) In any county that embraces all or part of the territory of a regional park district, regional park and open-space district, open-space authority, or regional open-space district, and whose board of directors is not the county board of supervisors, the amount allocated to the county shall be apportioned between that district and the county in proportion to the population of the county that is included within the territory of the district and the population of the county that is outside the territory of the district.
(c) For the purpose of making the calculations required by this section, population shall be determined by the department, in cooperation with the Department of Finance, on the basis of the most recent verifiable census data and other verifiable population data that the department may require to be furnished by the applicant city, county, or district.
(d) The Legislature intends all recipients of funds pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 80061 to use those funds to supplement local revenues in existence on the effective date of the act adding this division. To receive an allocation pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 80061, the recipient shall not reduce the amount of funding otherwise available to be spent on parks or other projects eligible for funds under this division in its jurisdiction. A one-time allocation of other funding that has been expended for parks or other projects, but which is not available on an ongoing basis, shall not be considered when calculating a recipient’s annual expenditures. For purposes of this subdivision, the Controller may request fiscal data from recipients for the preceding three fiscal years. Each recipient shall furnish the data to the Controller no later than 120 days after receiving the request from the Controller.

80063.
 (a) The director of the department shall prepare and adopt criteria and procedures for evaluating applications for grants allocated pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 80061. The application shall be accompanied by certification that the project is consistent with the park and recreation element of the applicable city or county general plan or the district park recreation plan, as the case may be.
(b) To utilize available grant funds as effectively as possible, overlapping and adjoining jurisdictions and applicants with similar objectives are encouraged to combine projects and submit a joint application. A recipient may allocate all or a portion of its per capita share for a regional or state project.

80064.
 (a) The director of the department shall annually forward a statement of the total amount to be appropriated each fiscal year for projects approved for grants pursuant to this chapter to the Director of Finance for inclusion in the annual Budget Act. A list of eligible jurisdictions and the amount of grant funds to be allocated to each jurisdiction shall also be made available by the department.
(b) Funds appropriated pursuant to this chapter shall be encumbered by the recipient within three years from the date the appropriation is effective. Regardless of the date of encumbrance of the granted funds, the recipient is expected to complete all funded projects within eight years of the effective date of the appropriation.

80065.
 (a) The sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants to regional park districts, counties, and regional open-space districts, open-space authorities formed pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 35100), joint powers authorities, and eligible nonprofit organizations on a competitive grant basis to create, expand, improve, rehabilitate, or restore parks and park facilities, including, but not limited to, trails, regional trail networks, regional sports complexes, low-cost accommodations in park facilities, and visitor, outdoor, and interpretive facilities serving youth and communities of color.
(b) In awarding moneys, the department shall encourage applicants seeking funds for acquisition projects to perform projects in conjunction with new or enhanced public-use and public access opportunities.
(c) Preference may be given to multiuse trail projects over single-use trail projects.
(d) Of the amount subject to this section, the sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall be available for projects in units of the state parks system that are managed by nonprofit organizations that have entered into operating agreements with the department. Not less than two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) of the amount subject to this subdivision shall be available to nonprofit organizations that operate a unit in the Inland Empire State Park Program.

80066.
 The sum of forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants, awarded proportionally based on populations served, to local agencies that have obtained voter approval between November 1, 2012, through November 30, 2018, inclusive, for revenue enhancement measures aimed at improving and enhancing local or regional park infrastructure. A recipient of a grant under this section shall receive at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) for the purposes of the revenue enhancement measure.

CHAPTER  4. Restoring California’s Natural, Historic, and Cultural Legacy

80070.
 The sum of one hundred fifty two hundred five million dollars ($150,000,000) ($205,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for restoration and preservation of existing state park facilities and units, to promote greater access to those units through the provision of low-cost overnight accommodations in ways that enhance access and recreational opportunities for disadvantaged communities, to preserve and increase public access to those facilities and units, and to protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources of those facilities and units. First priority shall be given for capital improvements that address the department’s backlog of deferred maintenance.

80071.
 The department, in expending the funding available under this chapter, shall endeavor, where practical, to partner with cities, counties, nonprofit organizations, and nongovernmental organizations to maximize leveraging opportunities to enhance tourism, visitation, and visitor experiences.

80072.
 Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80070, ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be available for enterprise projects that facilitate new or enhanced park use and user experiences and increase revenue generation to support operations of the department.

80073.
 (a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80070, five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall be available for grants to local agencies that operate a unit of the state park system to address urgent need for the restoration of aging infrastructure.
(b) For the purpose of awarding a grant under this section, a local cost share of not less than 25 percent of the total costs of the project shall be required. The cost-sharing requirement may be waived or reduced for a disadvantaged community.

80074.
 Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80070, five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall be available to the Division of Fairs and Expositions of the Department of Food and Agriculture to provide for facility improvements to county fairgrounds.

80075.
 Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80070, fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available to the department to provide for lower cost coastal accommodation grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations.

CHAPTER  5. Trails and Greenway Investment

80080.
 (a) The sum of thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) shall be available to the Natural Resources Agency, working in cooperation with the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for competitive grants to local agencies, state conservancies, federally recognized Native American tribes, nonfederally recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission, joint powers authorities, and nonprofit organizations to provide nonmotorized infrastructure development and enhancements that promote new or alternate access to parks, waterways, outdoor recreational pursuits, and forested or other natural environments to encourage health-related active transportation and opportunities for Californians to reconnect with nature.
(b) Of the amount made available pursuant to this section, up to 25 percent may be made available to communities for innovative transportation programs that provide new and expanded outdoor experiences to disadvantaged youth.
(c) Alignment, development, and improvement of nonmotorized infrastructure and trails that lead to safer interconnectivity among parks, waterways, and natural areas may be encouraged.
(d) The Natural Resources Agency is encouraged, when designing guidelines for grants awarded under this chapter, to utilize existing program guidelines, including, if applicable, guidelines that have been established for the California Recreational Trails Act (Article 6 (commencing with Section 5070) of Chapter 1 of Division 5) and, to the extent possible, to design guidelines that are consistent with the California Recreational Trails Plan, as described in Article 6 (commencing with Section 5070) of Chapter 1 of Division 5.

80081.
 Unless the entity has been identified as a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award under this chapter shall be required to provide a match of 20 percent.

CHAPTER  6. Rural Recreation, Tourism, and Economic Enrichment Investment

80090.
 (a) The sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) shall be available to the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to administer a competitive grant program for cities, counties, and districts in nonurbanized areas, that are eligible for a grant under the Roberti-Z’berg-Harris Urban Open-Space and Recreation Program Act (Chapter 3.2 (commencing with Section 5620) of Division 5). Notwithstanding subdivisions (c) and (e) of Section 5621 and for the purposes of this section, the definition of “nonurbanized area” shall be updated by the department to reflect current population levels. A nonurbanized area shall include counties with populations of less than 500,000 people and low population densities per square mile, as determined by the department. In awarding the grants, the department may consider the following factors:
(1) Whether the project would provide new recreational opportunities in rural communities that have demonstrated deficiencies and lack of outdoor infrastructure in support of economic and health-related goals.
(2) Whether the project proposes to acquire and develop lands to enhance residential recreation while promoting the quality of tourism experiences and the economic vitality of the community. These enhancements may include accessibility for individuals with disabilities, trails, bikeways, regional or destination-oriented recreational amenities, and visitor centers.
(3) Whether the project includes collaboration between public and nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to, nonprofit land trusts, to facilitate public access to privately owned lands for regional trail development for wildlife viewing, recreation, or outdoor experiences for youth.
(b) Unless the entity has been identified as a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award under this chapter shall be required to provide a match of 20 percent.

CHAPTER  7. California River Recreation, Creek, and Waterway Improvements Program

80100.
 (a) The sum of one hundred twenty-five forty-two million dollars ($125,000,000) ($142,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for grants pursuant to the California River Parkways Act of 2004 (Chapter 3.8 (commencing with Section 5750) of Division 5) and the Urban Streams Restoration Program pursuant to Section 7048 of the Water Code. Eligible projects shall include, but are not limited to, projects that protect and enhance urban creeks.
(1) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, not less than fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
(2) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, not less than twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) shall be available to the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.
(3) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, not less than three million dollars ($3,000,000) shall be available to the Santa Ana River Conservancy Program pursuant to Chapter 4.6 (commencing with Section 31170) of Division 21.
(4) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, three million dollars ($3,000,000) twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) shall be available to the Lower American River Conservancy Program pursuant to Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 5845) of Division 5.
(5) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, three million dollars ($3,000,000) shall be available to the Guadalupe River upon the enactment of subsequent legislation that demonstrates a comprehensive local and regional approach to restoration, public recreation, and management of the river corridor.
(6) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, three million dollars ($3,000,000) shall be available to the Russian River upon the enactment of subsequent legislation that provides a comprehensive regional use management plan to reduce conflict and promote cooperative public recreation, commercial activity, and habitat protection benefits. water supply improvements, and habitat restoration and protection.
(7) The remainder of the amount available pursuant to this chapter shall be available to the Natural Resources Agency for grants pursuant to this subdivision.
(b) Unless the entity has been identified as a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award under this chapter shall be required to provide a match of 20 percent.
(c) To maximize cooperation and leverage resources, the Natural Resources Agency may give priority to projects that include partnerships among federal, state, and local agencies and to projects proposed by nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to, nonprofit land trusts.

80101.
 To the maximum extent feasible, the Natural Resources Agency is encouraged, when developing guidelines for grants awarded under this chapter, to utilize existing programs where communities enter into partnerships with state agencies for multibenefit projects to enhance and restore waterways, including, but not limited to, the Riverine Stewardship Technical Assistance program.

CHAPTER  8. State Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Board, and Authority Funding

80110.
 The sum of two hundred eighty-two million dollars ($282,000,000) four hundred two million dollars ($402,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, as described in subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive.
(a) The sum of twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) shall be available to the Salton Sea Authority for capital outlay projects that provide air quality and habitat benefits and that implement the Natural Resources Agency’s Salton Sea Management Program. Of this amount, not less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be available for purposes consistent with the New River Water Quality, Public Health, and River Parkway Development Program, as described in Section 71103.6.
(b) One hundred fifty-seven million dollars ($157,000,000) Two hundred seven million dollars ($207,000,000) shall be available to the following conservancies for their specified purposes in accordance with the following schedule:
(1) Baldwin Hills Conservancy, three million dollars ($3,000,000).
(2) California Tahoe Conservancy, twenty-seven million dollars ($27,000,000).
(3) Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy, seven million dollars ($7,000,000).
(4) Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, twelve million dollars ($12,000,000).
(5) San Diego River Conservancy, twelve million dollars ($12,000,000).
(6) San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, thirty million dollars ($30,000,000).
(7) San Joaquin River Conservancy, six million dollars ($6,000,000).
(8) Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, thirty million dollars ($30,000,000).
(9) Sierra Nevada Conservancy, thirty million dollars ($30,000,000).
(10) State Coastal Conservancy, fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) for grants for the purpose of San Francisco Bay restoration pursuant to the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Act (Article 2 (commencing with Section 66704.5) of Chapter 5 of Title 7.25 of the Government Code). Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 66704.5 of the Government Code, the State Coastal Conservancy shall establish a matching grant requirement for a grant awarded pursuant to this paragraph.
(c)  One hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) sixty-five million dollars ($165,000,000) shall be available to the Wildlife Conservation Board.

80111.
 (a) Of the amount available to the Wildlife Conservation Board pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 80110, at least fifteen fifty-five million dollars ($15,000,000) ($55,000,000) shall be available for the development of regional conservation investment strategies, or acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, protection, and expansion of habitat that furthers the implementation of natural community conservation plans adopted pursuant to the Natural Community Conservation Planning Act (Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2800) of Division 3 of the Fish and Game Code) to help resolve resources conflicts by balancing communitywide conservation, planning, and economic activities. Funding pursuant to this section shall not be used to offset mitigation obligations otherwise required.
(b) Up to twenty five million dollars ($25,000,000) may be granted to the University of California Natural Reserve System for matching grants for acquisition of land, construction and development of research facilities to improve the management of natural lands, for preservation of California’s wildlife resources, and to further research related to climate change. The Wildlife Conservation Board shall establish a matching grant requirement for grants awarded pursuant to this subdivision.

80112.
 A receiving entity listed in subdivision (b) of Section 80110 shall develop and adopt a strategic master plan that identifies priorities and specific criteria for selecting projects for funding. The strategic plan shall include strategies for providing public access to conserved lands wherever feasible and be consistent with project goals and objectives.

80113.
 Entities, in expending the funding available under this chapter, shall endeavor, where practical, to partner with cities, counties, nonprofit organizations, joint powers authorities, and nongovernmental organizations to acquire open space and create urban greenway corridors.

CHAPTER  9. Ocean, Bay, and Coastal Protection

80120.
 The sum of one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) fifty million dollars ($150,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to fund projects that enhance and protect coastal and ocean resources, as follows:
(a) The sum of forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be available for deposit into the California Ocean Protection Trust Fund for grants consistent with Section 35650. Priority shall be given to projects that conserve, protect, and restore marine wildlife and healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems with a focus on the state’s system of marine protected areas and sustainable fisheries and that reflect consultation with the California Ocean Science Trust.
(b) The sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available to the State Coastal Conservancy to provide for lower cost coastal accommodation grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations.

(b)

(c) The sum of sixty million dollars ($60,000,000) shall be available to the State Coastal Conservancy for the protection of beaches, bays, wetlands, and coastal watershed resources, including the protection of coastal agricultural resources pursuant to Section 31150 and projects to complete the California Coastal Trail pursuant to Section 31408.

(c)

(d) Thirty percent of the amount available pursuant to subdivision (b) (c) shall be available to the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program (Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 31160) of Division 21).

80121.
 In implementing Section 80120, the administering entity may give special consideration to the acquisition of lands that are in deferred certification areas of county local coastal plans.

CHAPTER  10. Climate Preparedness, Habitat Resiliency, Resource Enhancement, and Innovation

80130.
 The sum of four hundred sixty-eight million dollars ($468,000,000) five hundred three million dollars ($503,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, as competitive grants for projects that plan, develop, and implement climate adaptation and resiliency projects. Eligible projects shall improve a community’s ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change, improve and protect coastal and rural economies, agricultural viability, wildlife corridors, or habitat, develop future recreational opportunities, or enhance drought tolerance, landscape resilience, and water retention.

80131.
 In implementing Section 80130, special consideration may be given to the acquisition of lands that are in deferred certification areas of county local coastal plans.

80132.
 (a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, one hundred eighty-eight million dollars ($188,000,000) two hundred twenty-three million dollars ($223,000,000) shall be available to the Wildlife Conservation Board for direct expenditures pursuant to the Wildlife Conservation Law of 1947 (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 1300) of Division 2 of the Fish and Game Code) and for grants for any of the following:
(1) Projects for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, protection, and expansion of wildlife corridors and open space, including projects to improve connectivity and reduce barriers between habitat areas. In awarding grants pursuant to this paragraph, the Wildlife Conservation Board may give priority to projects that protect state-designated wildlife corridors and wildlife corridors threatened by urban development.
(2) Projects for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, protection, and expansion of habitat that promote the recovery of threatened and endangered species.
(3) Projects to improve climate adaptation and resilience of natural systems.
(4) Projects to protect and improve existing open-space corridors and trail linkages related to utility, transportation, or water infrastructure that provide habitat connectivity and public access or trails.
(5) Projects to operate wildlife rehabilitation facilities by a nongovernmental entity.
(6) Projects to control invasive plants or insects that degrade wildlife corridors or habitat linkages, inhibit the recovery of threatened or endangered species, or reduce the climate resilience of a natural system.
(b) In implementing this section, the Wildlife Conservation Board may provide matching grants for incentives to landowners for conservation actions on private lands or use of voluntary habitat credit exchange mechanisms. A matching grant shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the incentive program.
(c) Of the amount subject to this section, not less than thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) shall be available for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, restoration, protection, and expansion of wildlife corridors and open space to improve connectivity and reduce barriers between habitat areas and to protect and restore habitat associated with the Pacific Flyway. In awarding grants pursuant to this subdivision, priority may be given to projects that protect state-designated wildlife corridors. Of the amount described in this subdivision, ten million dollars ($10,000,000) shall be available for the California Waterfowl Habitat Program.
(d) Of the amount subject to this section, not less than thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000) shall be available for projects to restore rivers and streams in support of fisheries and wildlife, including, but not limited to, reconnection of rivers with their flood plains, riparian and side-channel habitat restoration pursuant to the California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program (Chapter 4.1 (commencing with Section 1385) of Division 2 of the Fish and Game Code), and restoration and protection of upper watershed forests and meadow systems that are important for fish and wildlife resources. Subdivision (f) of Section 79738 of the Water Code applies to this subdivision. Priority shall be given to projects supported by multistakeholder public or private partnerships, or both, using a science-based approach and measurable objectives to guide identification, design, and implementation of regional actions to benefit salmon and steelhead.
(e) Of the amount subject to this section, not less than one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall be available for construction, repair, modification, or removal of transportation or water resources infrastructure to improve wildlife or fish passage. Of this amount, at least thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) shall be available to the State Coastal Conservancy for restoration of southern California steelhead habitat consistent with the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Steelhead Restoration and Management Plan and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southern California Steelhead Recovery Plan. Projects that remove significant barriers to steelhead migration and include other habitat restoration and associated infrastructure improvements shall be the highest priority.
(f) Of the amount subject to this section, not less than fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available to acquire, manage, develop, rehabilitate, restore, or protect source watersheds that increase water retention, quality, or supply in Sierra Nevada watersheds.
(g) The Wildlife Conservation Board shall develop or update a update its strategic master plan that identifies priorities and specific criteria for selecting projects pursuant to subdivision (a).
(h) Activities funded pursuant to this section shall be consistent with the state’s climate adaptation strategy, as provided in Section 71153, and the statewide objectives provided in Section 71154.

80133.
 (a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, eighty million dollars ($80,000,000) shall be available for deposit into the California Climate Resilience Account, established pursuant to Section 31012, for projects that assist coastal communities, including those reliant on commercial fisheries, with adaptation to climate change, including projects that address ocean acidification, sea level rise, or the protection of habitat associated with the Pacific Flyway. habitat restoration and protection.
(b) Thirty percent of the amount available pursuant to this section shall be available to the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program (Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 31160) of Division 21).
(c) Twelve percent of the amount available pursuant to this section shall be available to the State Coastal Conservancy to fund a conservation program at West Coyote Hills if that program is established by Senate Bill 714 of the 2017–18 Regular Session or other legislation.
(d) The remainder of the amount available pursuant to this section shall be available pursuant to Section 31113.

80134.
 (a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be available to plan, develop, and implement innovative farm and ranch management practices and protections that improve climate adaptation and resiliency by improving the soil health, carbon sequestration, and habitat of California’s farm and ranch lands and affiliated habitat, including working lands, open space, or riparian corridors, and that increase water retention and absorption, habitat values, species protection, and economic viability to reduce development pressure.
(b) Of the amount subject to this section, the sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) shall be available to the Department of Food and Agriculture for grants to promote practices on farms and ranches that improve agricultural and open-space soil health, carbon soil sequestration, erosion control, water quality, and water retention.
(c) Of the amount subject to this section, the sum of twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) shall be available to the Department of Conservation to protect, restore, or enhance working lands and riparian corridors through conservation easements or other conservation actions, including actions pursuant to Section 9084 and the California Farmland Conservancy Program (Division 10.2 (commencing with Section 10200)).

80135.
 (a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, except as provided in subdivision (c), for projects that provide ecological restoration of forests. Projects may include, but are not limited to, forest restoration activities that include hazardous fuel reduction, postfire watershed rehabilitation, prescribed or managed burns, acquisition of forest conservation easements or fee interests, and forest management practices that promote forest resilience to severe wildfire, climate change, and other disturbances. The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall achieve geographic balance with the moneys allocated pursuant to this section. section and may, where appropriate, include activities on lands owned by the United States.
(b) Not less than 30 percent of the amount available pursuant to this section shall be allocated for urban forestry projects pursuant to Section 4799.12. The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall allocate no less than 50 percent of the moneys allocated pursuant to this subdivision for the expansion of the urban forestry program to previously underserved local entities in order to achieve geographic balance.
(c) The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Sierra Nevada California Tahoe Conservancy shall equally administer funds for activities within the boundaries of the Sierra Nevada California Tahoe Conservancy.
(d) Of the amount subject to this section, 50 percent shall be allocated directly to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to administer projects pursuant to this section within the boundaries of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

80136.
 Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, forty million dollars ($40,000,000) shall be available to the California Conservation Corps for projects to rehabilitate or improve local and state parks, restore watersheds and riparian zones, regional and community-level fuel load reduction, compost application and food waste management, resources conservation and restoration projects, and for facility or equipment acquisition, development, restoration, and rehabilitation. Not less than 50 percent of the amount available pursuant to this section shall be allocated for grants to certified local community conservation corps, as defined in Section 14507.5.

80137.
 (a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, seventy million dollars ($70,000,000) shall be made available to the Natural Resources Agency for activities identified by local agencies, nonprofit organizations, nongovernmental land conservation organizations, federally recognized Native American tribes, or nonfederally recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission, to do one of the following:
(1) Restore, protect, and acquire Native American, natural, cultural, and historic resources within the state.
(2) Convert and repurpose properties or parts of properties formerly operating as fossil fuel powerplants on the effective date of this division to create permanently protected open space, tourism, and park opportunities through fee title or conservation easements.
(3) Enhance visitor experiences through development, expansion, and improvement of science centers operated by foundations or other nonprofit organizations in heavily urbanized areas.
(4) Enhance park, water, and natural resource values through improved recreation, tourism, and natural resource investments in those areas of the state not within the jurisdiction of a state conservancy.

(5)Enhance visitor experiences through development, expansion, and improvement of science centers operated by foundations or other nonprofit organizations in heavily urbanized communities.

(5) Provide hunting and other wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities to the public through voluntary agreement with private landowners, including opportunities pursuant to Section 1572 of the Fish and Game Code.
(6) Promote, develop, and improve any of the following:
(A) Community, civic, or athletic venues.
(B) Cultural or visitor centers that recognize that contributions of California’s ethnic communities or celebrate the unique traditions of these communities, including those of Asian and Hispanic descent.
(C) Visitor centers or nonprofit aquariums that educate the public about natural landscapes, aquatic species, or wildlife migratory patterns.
(b) Of the amount subject to this section, twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) shall be available for multibenefit green infrastructure investments pursuant to Section 12802.10 of the Government Code.
(c) Of the amount subject to this section, not less than 50 percent shall be available for the purposes of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a).

CHAPTER  11. Clean Drinking Water and Drought Preparedness

80140.
 The sum of five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) fifty million dollars ($550,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, as follows:
(a) One hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000) seventy-five million dollars ($175,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes described in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 79720) of Division 26.7 of the Water Code.
(b) One hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes described in Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 79740) of Division 26.7 of the Water Code.
(c) One hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes described in Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 79765) of Division 26.7 of the Water Code.
(d) One hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes described in Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 79770) of Division 26.7 of the Water Code.

CHAPTER  11.5. Flood Protection and Repair

80145.
 (a) The sum of seven hundred fifty million dollars ($750,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for flood protection and repair.
(1) Of the funds available pursuant to this subdivision, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) shall be available for flood protection facilities, levee improvements, and related investments that protect persons and property from flood damage. Moneys provided under this paragraph shall be matched by local and regional flood protection agencies.
(2) Of the funds available pursuant to this subdivision, one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall be available for levee repairs and restoration within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
(3) (A) Of the funds available pursuant to this subdivision, one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000) shall be available for the purposes of stormwater, mudslide, and other flash-flood-related protections.
(B) Of the amount made available pursuant to this paragraph, two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) shall be available to the Natural Resources Agency for competitive grants for the purposes of multibenefit projects in urbanized areas to address flooding. Eligible projects shall include, but are not limited to, stormwater capture and reuse, planning and implementation of low-impact development, restoration of urban streams and watersheds, and increasing permeable surfaces to help reduce flooding. Unless the entity has been identified as a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award pursuant to this section shall be required to provide a match of 25 percent as a local share.
(4) Of the funds available pursuant to this subdivision, fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available to the Department of Water Resources, in coordination with the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Wildlife Conservation Board, for multibenefit flood management projects that are designed to protect public safety and provide measurable improvements to fish and wildlife habitat. Eligible projects shall include levee setbacks, creation or enhancement of flood plains and bypasses, groundwater recharge projects in flood plains, and land acquisition and easements necessary for these projects. To the extent feasible, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Wildlife Conservation Board shall coordinate funding pursuant to this paragraph with funding available pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2).
(b) Where feasible, first priority shall be given to investments in projects that provide multiple benefits consisting of flood protection, water quality, recreation, groundwater recharge, and habitat protection and restoration and other fish and wildlife benefits. Of the amounts made available pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a), two hundred twenty-five million dollars ($225,000,000) shall be available for projects consistent with this subdivision.
(c) Funds provided by this chapter shall not be expended to pay the costs of the design, construction, operation, mitigation, or maintenance of Delta conveyance facilities. Those costs shall be the responsibility of the water agencies that benefit from the design, construction, operation, mitigation, or maintenance of those facilities.

CHAPTER  12. Advance Payment for Water Projects

80150.
 (a) Within 90 days of notice that a grant under this division for projects included and implemented in an integrated regional water management plan has been awarded, the regional water management group shall provide the administering agency with a list of projects to be funded with the grant funds where the project proponent is a nonprofit organization or a disadvantaged community, or the project benefits a disadvantaged community. The list shall specify how the projects are consistent with the adopted integrated regional water management plan and shall include all of the following information:
(1) Descriptive information concerning each project identified.
(2) The names of the entities that will receive the funding for each project, including, but not limited to, an identification as to whether the project proponent or proponents are nonprofit organizations or a disadvantaged community.
(3) The budget of each project.
(4) The anticipated schedule for each project.
(b) Within 60 days of receiving the project information pursuant to subdivision (a), the administering agency shall provide advance payment of 50 percent of the grant award for those projects that satisfy both of the following criteria:
(1) The project proponent is a nonprofit organization or a disadvantaged community, or the project benefits a disadvantaged community.
(2) The grant award for the project is less than one million dollars ($1,000,000).
(c) Funds advanced pursuant to subdivision (b) shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) The recipient shall place the funds in a noninterest-bearing account until expended.
(2) The funds shall be spent within six months of the date of receipt, unless the administering agency waives this requirement.
(3) The recipient shall, on a quarterly basis, provide an accountability report to the administering agency regarding the expenditure and use of any advance grant funds that provides, at a minimum, the following information:
(A) An itemization as to how advance payment funds provided under this section have been expended.
(B) A project itemization as to how any remaining advance payment funds provided under this section will be expended over the period specified in paragraph (2).
(C) A description of whether the funds are placed in a noninterest-bearing account, and if so, the date that occurred and the dates of withdrawals of funds from that account, if applicable.
(4) If funds are not expended, the unused portion of the grant shall be returned to the administering agency within 60 days after project completion or the end of the grant performance period, whichever is earlier.
(5) The administering agency may adopt additional requirements for the recipient regarding the use of the advance payment to ensure that the funds are used properly.

CHAPTER  13. Fiscal Provisions

80160.
 (a) Bonds in the total amount of three billion five hundred million dollars ($3,500,000,000), eight hundred thirty-two million dollars ($3,832,000,000), not including the amount of any refunding bonds issued in accordance with Section 80172, may be issued and sold to provide a fund to be used for carrying out the purposes expressed in this division and to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code. The bonds, when sold, issued, and delivered, shall be and constitute a valid and binding obligation of the State of California, and the full faith and credit of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual payment of both the principal of, and interest on, the bonds as the principal and interest become due and payable.
(b) The Treasurer shall sell the bonds authorized by the committee pursuant to this section. The bonds shall be sold upon the terms and conditions specified in a resolution to be adopted by the committee pursuant to Section 16731 of the Government Code.

80161.
 The bonds authorized by this division shall be prepared, executed, issued, sold, paid, and redeemed as provided in the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), and all of the provisions of that law apply to the bonds and to this division, except subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 16727 of the Government Code.

80162.
 (a) Solely for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale, pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), of the bonds authorized by this division, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Finance Committee is hereby created. For purposes of this division, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Finance Committee is the “committee” as that term is used in the State General Obligation Bond Law.
(b) The committee consists of the Director of Finance, the Treasurer, and the Controller. Notwithstanding any other law, any member may designate a representative to act as that member in his or her place for all purposes, as though the member were personally present.
(c) The Treasurer shall serve as the chairperson of the committee.
(d) A majority of the committee may act for the committee.

80163.
 The committee shall determine whether or not it is necessary or desirable to issue bonds authorized by this division in order to carry out the actions specified in this division and, if so, the amount of bonds to be issued and sold. Successive issues of bonds may be authorized and sold to carry out those actions progressively, and it is not necessary that all of the bonds authorized to be issued be sold at any one time.

80164.
 For purposes of the State General Obligation Bond Law, “board,” as defined in Section 16722 of the Government Code, means the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.

80165.
 There shall be collected each year and in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected, in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state, a sum in an amount required to pay the principal of, and interest on, the bonds each year. It is the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the collection of the revenue to do and perform each and every act that is necessary to collect that additional sum.

80166.
 Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, there is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury, for the purposes of this division, an amount that will equal the total of the following:
(a) The sum annually necessary to pay the principal of, and interest on, bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division, as the principal and interest become due and payable.
(b) The sum that is necessary to carry out the provisions of Section 80169, appropriated without regard to fiscal years.

80166.5.
 Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, each fiscal year that principal and interest on bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division are due and payable, the sum of ten million ($10,000,000) is hereby appropriated to the department from the General Fund for the purpose of paying costs associated with operating and maintaining projects funded pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 80050).

80167.
 The board may request the Pooled Money Investment Board to make a loan from the Pooled Money Investment Account in accordance with Section 16312 of the Government Code for the purpose of carrying out this division less any amount withdrawn pursuant to Section 80169. The amount of the request shall not exceed the amount of the unsold bonds that the committee has, by resolution, authorized to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this division, excluding refunding bonds authorized pursuant to Section 80172, less any amount withdrawn pursuant to this section and Section 80169. The board shall execute those documents required by the Pooled Money Investment Board to obtain and repay the loan. Any amounts loaned shall be deposited in the fund to be allocated in accordance with this division.

80168.
 Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, or of the State General Obligation Bond Law, if the Treasurer sells bonds that include a bond counsel opinion to the effect that the interest on the bonds is excluded from gross income for federal tax purposes under designated conditions or is otherwise entitled to any federal tax advantage, the Treasurer may maintain separate accounts for the bond proceeds invested and for the investment earnings on those proceeds, and may use or direct the use of those proceeds or earnings to pay any rebate, penalty, or other payment required under federal law or take any other action with respect to the investment and use of those bond proceeds, as may be required or desirable under federal law in order to maintain the tax-exempt status of those bonds and to obtain any other advantage under federal law on behalf of the funds of this state.

80169.
 For the purposes of carrying out this division, the Director of Finance may authorize the withdrawal from the General Fund of an amount or amounts not to exceed the amount of the unsold bonds that have been authorized by the committee to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this division, excluding refunding bonds authorized pursuant to Section 80172, less any amount borrowed pursuant to Section 80167. Any amounts withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund to be allocated in accordance with this division. Any moneys made available under this section shall be returned to the General Fund, with interest at the rate earned by the moneys in the Pooled Money Investment Account, from proceeds received from the sale of bonds for the purpose of carrying out this division.

80170.
 All moneys deposited in the fund that are derived from premium and accrued interest on bonds sold pursuant to this division shall be reserved in the fund and shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond interest, except that amounts derived from premiums may be reserved and used to pay the cost of bond issuance prior to any transfer to the General Fund.

80171.
 Pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the cost of bond issuance shall be paid or reimbursed out of the bond proceeds, including premiums, if any. To the extent the cost of bond issuance is not paid from premiums received from the sale of bonds, these costs shall be allocated proportionally to each program funded through this division by the applicable bond sale.

80172.
 The bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division may be refunded in accordance with Article 6 (commencing with Section 16780) of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code, which is a part of the State General Obligation Bond Law. Approval by the voters of the state for the issuance of the bonds under this division shall include approval of the issuance of any bonds issued to refund any bonds originally issued under this division or any previously issued refunding bonds. Any bond refunded with the proceeds of a refunding bond as authorized by this section may be legally defeased to the extent permitted by law in the manner and to the extent set forth in the resolution, as amended from time to time, authorizing that refunded bond.

80173.
 The proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this division are not “proceeds of taxes” as that term is used in Article XIII B of the California Constitution, and the disbursement of these proceeds is not subject to the limitations imposed by that article.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1 of this act shall take effect upon the approval by the voters of the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018, as set forth in Section 1 of this act.

SEC. 3.

 Section 1 of this act shall be submitted to the voters at the June 5, 2018, statewide primary direct election in accordance with provisions of the Government Code and the Elections Code governing the submission of a statewide measure to the voters.

SEC. 4.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to fund a California drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all program at the earliest possible date, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.