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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 9 repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

CHAPTER 2. The Division of Resource Conservation [9051 - 9113]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )

ARTICLE 3. Funds and Expenditures [9081 - 9084]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513. )


The commission may receive contributions from the United States, public districts, resource conservation districts, public agencies, or persons and may use such contributions for the purposes of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


The commission is authorized on behalf of the state to accept grants from the United States for the control of runoff and floods, the prevention or control of soil erosion, and for water conservation and to administer such grants pursuant to the terms thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


All equipment and machinery made available to any resource conservation district pursuant to this Division 9 is subject to call for emergency use in fire, storm, flood or disaster by a federal or state agency, a county, city, or district of this state.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 513.)


(a) Subject to the availability of funds and any limitations imposed by this division, the department may provide grants to resource conservation districts for the purpose of assisting the districts in carrying out any work that they are authorized to undertake, including, but not limited to, grants for watershed projects.

(b) (1) To qualify for a grant under subdivision (a), a resource conservation district shall do all of the following:

(A) Prepare an annual and a long-range work plan pursuant to Section 9413. The long-range work plan shall reflect input from local agencies and organizations regarding land use and resource conservation goals.

(B) Convene regular meetings in accordance with the open meeting requirements of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code and the requirements of this division.

(C) Secure sources of local support funding, which may include funding from in-kind contributions and services.

(2) A resource conservation district seeking a grant pursuant to this section shall submit to the department a grant proposal that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following information:

(A) A description of the work for which the grant is sought.

(B) An explanation of the public or private need for the work, including, but not limited to, any relevant information demonstrating the urgency of the project.

(C) An itemized summary of the projected cost of the work.

(D) An estimate of the amount of the projected costs of the work that will be covered by local support funding, including funding from in-kind contributions or services.

(3) To qualify for a grant awarded pursuant to this section, a resource conservation district shall be required to provide at least a 25 percent local match of funding, of which 40 percent of that amount shall be provided in cash. The department shall give preference in the awarding of grants to those districts that, among other things, provide a greater percentage of local match funding than the minimum required by this paragraph.

(4) A resource conservation district that receives a grant awarded under this section shall provide the department with an informal accounting summary that describes how the grant money was spent in accordance with the purposes and conditions of the grant.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 575. Effective January 1, 2007.)

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