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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 9. Community Services Block Grant Program [12725 - 12790]

  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 4, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [12725 - 12729]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 4, Sec. 3. )

12725.
  

This chapter may be cited as the California Community Services Block Grant Program.

(Added by Stats. 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 4, Sec. 3. Effective October 18, 1983. Repealed conditionally as prescribed by Section 12790.)

12726.
  

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to provide authorization for the Governor of the State of California to assume responsibility for the Community Services Block Grant (Subtitle B, Title VI, Public Law 97-35, as amended), and to further provide for the state to implement this block grant in conformity with the principles, purposes, and policies of the California Community Services Block Grant Program set forth herein.

(b) The Legislature intends that the California Community Services Block Grant Program shall be governed by the principle of community self-help, thereby promoting new economic opportunities for Californians living in poverty through well planned, broadly based and locally controlled programs of community action.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1436, Sec. 1. Repealed conditionally as prescribed by Section 12790.)

12727.
  

All activities of the California Community Services Block Grant Program eligible entities shall have the following basic and specific purposes:

(a) The basic purpose of this chapter is to stimulate an effective concentration of all available local, state, private, and federal resources upon the goal of enabling low-income families, and low-income individuals of all ages, in rural and urban areas to attain the skills, knowledge, and motivations and to secure the opportunities needed for them to become fully self-sufficient.

(b) The specific purposes of this chapter are to promote, as methods of achieving an effective concentration of resources on the goal of individual and family self-sufficiency, the following:

(1) The strengthening of community capabilities for planning and coordinating federal, state, private, and other assistance related to the elimination of poverty, so that this assistance, through the efforts of local officials, organizations, and interested and affected citizens, can be made more responsive to local needs and conditions.

(2) The coherent organization of a range of services related to the needs of the poor, so that these services may be made more effective and efficient in helping families and individuals to overcome poverty-related problems in a way that takes into account, and supports, their progress in overcoming identified causes of poverty.

(3) The implementation, subject to adequate evaluation, of new types of services and innovative approaches toward eliminating causes of poverty, so as to develop increasingly effective methods of employing available resources.

(4) Maximum feasible participation of members of the groups and residents of the low-income areas to be served by programs and projects in the development and implementation of those programs and projects, in order to assure that all programs and projects are meaningful to, and widely utilized by, their intended beneficiaries.

(5) The broadening of the resource base directed towards the elimination of poverty, so as to secure, in addition to the services and assistance of public officials, private religious, charitable, and neighborhood organizations, and individual citizens, a more active role for business, labor, and professional groups able to provide employment opportunities or otherwise influence the quantity and quality of services of concern to the poor.

(c) It is the finding of the Legislature that these state purposes and the intent of the federal Community Services Block Grant will best be served by enacting the program policies and requirements contained in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 46, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed conditionally as prescribed by Section 12790.)

12728.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this chapter shall supersede and prevail over any provisions of law relating to or in any way dealing with the subject matter of this chapter or federal economic opportunity programs which were repealed by federal Public Law 97-35, as amended.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1436, Sec. 1.2. Repealed conditionally as prescribed by Section 12790.)

12729.
  

If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the chapter which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are severable.

(Added by Stats. 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 4, Sec. 3. Effective October 18, 1983. Repealed conditionally as prescribed by Section 12790.)

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