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SB-170 Budget Act of 2021.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Sep 24, 2021


SECTION 1.

 Item 0250-101-0932 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. SECTION 1. 
 Items of appropriation.
0250-101-0932—For local assistance, Judicial Branch, payable from the Trial Court Trust Fund ........................
2,937,770,000
Schedule:
(1)
0150010-Support for Operation of Trial Courts ........................
2,317,300,000
(2)
0150019-Compensation of Superior Court Judges ........................
396,033,000
(3)
0150028-Assigned Judges ........................
29,812,000
(4)
0150037-Court Interpreters ........................
162,145,000
(5)
0150067-Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program ........................
2,913,000
(6)
0150071-Model Self-Help Program ........................
957,000
(7)
0150083-Equal Access Fund ........................
5,482,000
(8)
0150087-Family Law Information Centers ........................
345,000
(9)
0150091-Civil Case Coordination ........................
832,000
(10)
0150095-Expenses on Behalf of the Trial Courts ........................
21,952,000
(11)
Reimbursements to 0150010-Support for Operation of Trial Courts ........................
−1,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $25,300,000 shall be available for support of services for self-represented litigants, and any unexpended funds shall revert to the General Fund.
2.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be made available for costs of the workers’ compensation program for trial court judges.
3.
The amount appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be made available for all judicial assignments. Schedule (3) expenditures for necessary support staff shall not exceed the staffing level that is necessary to support the equivalent of three judicial officers sitting on assignments. Prior to utilizing funds appropriated in Schedule (3), trial courts shall maximize the use of judicial officers who may be available due to reductions in court services or court closures.
5.
Upon order of the Director of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in this item may be augmented by the amount of any additional resources available in the Trial Court Trust Fund, which is in addition to the amount appropriated in this item. Any augmentation shall be approved in joint determination with the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and shall be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations, the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget, and the chairperson of the joint committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may determine. When a request to augment this item is submitted to the Director of Finance, a copy of that request shall be delivered to the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget. Delivery of a copy of that request shall not be deemed to be notification in writing for purposes of this provision.
6.
Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval and order of the Director of Finance, the amount appropriated in this item shall be reduced by the amount transferred in Item 0250-115-0932 to provide adequate resources to the Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Fund to pay workers’ compensation claims for judicial branch employees and judges, and administrative costs pursuant to Section 68114.10 of the Government Code.
7.
Upon approval by the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to $11,274,000 to Item 0250-001-0932 for recovery of costs for administrative services provided to the trial courts by the Judicial Council.
8.
In order to improve equal access and the fair administration of justice, the funds appropriated in Schedule (7) are available for distribution by the Judicial Council through the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission in support of the Equal Access Fund Program to qualified legal services projects and support centers as defined in Sections 6213 to 6215, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code, to be used for legal services in civil matters for indigent persons. The Judicial Council shall approve awards made by the commission if the council determines that the awards comply with statutory and other relevant guidelines. Upon approval by the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to 5 percent of the funding appropriated in Schedule (7) to Item 0250-001-0932 for administrative expenses. Ten percent of the funds remaining after administrative costs shall be for joint projects of courts and legal services programs to make legal assistance available to pro per litigants and 90 percent of the funds remaining after administrative costs shall be distributed, consistent with Sections 6216 to 6223, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code. The Judicial Council may establish additional reporting or quality control requirements, consistent with Sections 6213 to 6223, inclusive, of the Business and Professions Code.
9.
Funds available for expenditure in Schedule (7) may be augmented by order of the Director of Finance by the amount of any additional resources deposited for distribution to the Equal Access Fund Program in accordance with Sections 68085.3 and 68085.4 of the Government Code. Any augmentation under this provision shall be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations, the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may determine.
10.
Sixteen (16.0) subordinate judicial officer positions are authorized to be converted to judgeships in the 2021–22 fiscal year in the manner and pursuant to the authority described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 69615 of the Government Code, as described in the notice filed by the Judicial Council under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 69615 of the Government Code.
11.
Notwithstanding any other law, and upon approval of the Director of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in Schedule (1) may be increased by the amount of any additional resources collected for the recovery of costs for court appointed dependency counsel services.
12.
Upon approval of the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to $556,000 to Item 0250-001-0932 for administrative services provided to the trial courts in support of the court appointed dependency counsel program.
13.
Of the amounts appropriated in Schedule (1), $325,000 shall be allocated by the Judicial Council in order to reimburse the California State Auditor’s Office for the costs of trial court audits incurred by the California State Auditor’s Office pursuant to Section 19210 of the Public Contract Code.
14.
Upon approval of the Administrative Director, the Controller shall transfer up to $500,000 of the funding appropriated in Schedule (10) of this item to Schedule (1) of Item 0250-001-0932 for administrative services provided by the Judicial Council to implement and administer the Civil Representation Pilot Program.
15.
Upon approval of the Administrative Director, the amount available for expenditure in Schedule (10) may be augmented by the amount of resources collected to support the implementation and administration of the Civil Representation Pilot Program.
16.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, up to $540,000 is available to reimburse the Controller for the costs of audits incurred by the Controller pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 77206 of the Government Code.
17.
Notwithstanding Section 77203 of the Government Code and Provision 17 of Item 0250-101-0932, Budget Act of 2019, and Provision 17 of Item 0250-101-0932, Budget Act of 2020, trial courts may carry any unexpended funds that were specifically appropriated and allocated by the Judicial Council to address workload related to Chapter 993 of the Statutes of 2018, from 2019–20 and 2020–21 to 2021‒22. Any unexpended funds shall revert to the General Fund.
18.
Upon order of the Department of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in Schedules (1) and (4) may be augmented by an amount sufficient to fund trial court employee benefit increases in 2021–22.
19.
Notwithstanding any other law, and upon approval of the Director of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in Schedule (10) may be increased by the amount of any additional resources collected to support programs pursuant to the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act.
20.
Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Department of Finance, the amount available for expenditure in Schedule (3) may be increased by the amount of any additional resources necessary for the implementation of the Pandemic Early Disposition Calendar Program. Any augmentation under this provision shall be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations, the chairpersons of the committees and appropriate subcommittees that consider the State Budget, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may determine.
21.Upon approval of the Administrative Director, the Controller shall increase Schedules (1) or (3) of this item by an amount sufficient to allow for the expenditure of any transfer to this item made pursuant to Provision 15 of Item 0250-001-0001 to support early disposition readiness conference programs.
22.The Judicial Council shall complete the cost-benefit analysis of self-help services originally required by the Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018). At a minimum, this analysis shall calculate the monetary value of identified benefits, identify the corresponding costs, and identify the net benefit of the various self-help delivery methods by case type. Costs and benefits shall also include the impacts of self-help services on trial court operations. The completed cost-benefit analysis shall be submitted to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2023.
23.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $330,000 shall be available to fund trial court security costs for the new Shasta courthouse scheduled to open in January 2022. To the extent the courthouse is opened at a later date, the funding available shall be proportionally reduced based on the month the courthouse begins operations.
24.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (5), $200,000 shall be provided to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles (CASA-LA) to serve youth in the child welfare system and address caseload waitlists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
25.The funds appropriated in Schedule (4) shall be for payments to contractual court interpreters and certified and registered court interpreters employed by the courts for services provided during court proceedings and other services related to pending court proceedings, including services provided outside a courtroom. Those funds are also available for the following court interpreter coordinator positions: 1.0 each in counties of the 1st through the 15th classes, 0.5 each in counties of the 16th through the 31st classes, and 0.25 each in counties of the 32nd through the 58th classes. For the purposes of this provision, “court interpreter coordinators” may be full- or part-time court employees.
26.The Judicial Council shall set statewide or regional rates and policies for payment of court interpreters, not to exceed the rate paid to certified interpreters in the federal court system.
27.The Judicial Council shall adopt appropriate rules and procedures for the administration of these funds. The Judicial Council shall report to the Legislature and the Director of Finance annually regarding expenditure of the funds appropriated in Schedule (4).
28.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $60,000,000 shall be available for allocation by the Judicial Council to trial courts to address backlogs and workload delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Notwithstanding Section 77203 of the Government Code, trial courts may carry any unexpended funds that were specifically allocated by the Judicial Council to address backlog and workload delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, from the 2021–22 fiscal year to the 2022–23 fiscal year. Any unexpended funds shall revert to the General Fund.
29.The Court Interpreter Employee Incentive Grant is hereby created. Of the amounts appropriated in Schedule (4), $30,000,000 shall be allocated by the Judicial Council as follows:
(a)Of this amount, $18,000,000 shall be allocated as one-time grants to eligible local courts. This funding shall pay for the first year of employment and associated costs, including training, of any new hire of a court interpreter employee if all of the following conditions are met:
(1)The local court can demonstrate that for at least two consecutive years in the previous four years it spent more than 20 percent of its interpreter funds on independent contractor interpreters or part-time employees who provided services in any of the languages described in subdivision (b) of Section 1632 of the Civil Code.
(2)The local court can demonstrate that the grant will be exclusively used to hire full-time court employee interpreters providing language interpreter services for the languages described in subdivision (b) of Section 1632 of the Civil Code, in order to reduce the percentage of the court’s interpreter funds spent on independent contractors or part-time employees to 20 percent or less than 20 percent.
(3)The local court can demonstrate that a new full-time employee hired pursuant to this grant is intended to remain employed beyond the grant year to replace a roughly equivalent expenditure on independent contractor interpreter services.
(4)The local court commits to retaining the court interpreter employee position beyond the grant year.
(5)Nothing in this subdivision is intended to reduce the amount of funding provided statewide or to local courts for interpreter services, and the amounts allocated by this provision cannot be used to supplant an existing, pending, or prior interpreter employee position.
(b)Of this amount, $12,000,000 in one-time grants, shall be allocated by the Judicial Council, to increase language access in local courts through the hiring of certified court interpreter employees who shall provide interpreter services inside courthouses in support of court users. “Interpreter services” includes assistance at self-help centers and interpreting interviews between district attorneys and witnesses and criminal defense attorneys and their clients. A local court is eligible to receive these funds only if at least 80 percent of interpreter services in the languages described in subdivision (b) of Section 1632 of the Civil Code are provided by court interpreter employees.
(c)Courts may apply for grants to hire interpreters in other languages if the court can demonstrate that there is a local need for interpreter employees in other languages.
(d)The $30 million for one-time grants in fiscal year 2021-22 shall be available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2024.
30Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $30,000,000 shall be allocated by the Judicial Council in a manner that ensures all courts are allocated funds to be utilized exclusively to increase the number of court reporters in family law and civil law cases. This funding shall not supplant existing trial court expenditures on court reporters in family law and civil law cases.
31.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $7,000,000 shall be available for the Judicial Council to establish a methodology to allocate a share of resources to all courts to cover the costs associated with the increased transcript rates.

SEC. 2.

 Item 0250-111-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 2. 
 Items of appropriation.
0250-111-0001—For transfer by the Controller to the Trial Court Trust Fund ........................
1,526,011,000
Provisions:
1.
Upon order of the Department of Finance, the amount available for transfer in this item may be increased by an amount sufficient to fund trial court employee benefit increases in 2021–22.
2.
Upon order of the Department of Finance, the amount available for transfer in this item may be increased by the amount authorized by Provision 20 of Item 0250-101-0932 for the implementation of the Pandemic Early Disposition Calendar Program.

SEC. 3.

 Item 0250-301-0660 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 3. 
 Items of appropriation.
0250-301-0660—For capital outlay, Judicial Branch, payable from the Public Buildings Construction Fund ........................
119,256,000
Schedule:
(1)
0000084-Lake County: New Lakeport Courthouse ........................
66,497,000
(a)
Design-Build ........................
66,497,000
(2)0000115-Stanislaus County: New Modesto Courthouse ........................ 52,759,000
(a)Construction ........................ 52,759,000
Provisions:
1.
The Judicial Branch and the State Public Works Board are authorized to execute and deliver any and all leases, contracts, agreements, or other documents necessary or advisable to consummate the sale and issuance of bonds in accordance with the State Building Construction Act of 1955 or otherwise effectuate the financing of the scheduled projects identified in this item.

SEC. 4.

 Item 0509-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 4. 
 Items of appropriation.
0509-001-0001—For support of Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) ........................
83,361,000
Schedule:
(1)
0220-GO-Biz ........................
12,455,000
(2)
0225-California Business Investment Services ........................
7,729,000
(3)
0230-Office of the Small Business Advocate ........................
60,349,000
(4)
0235010-California Film Commission ........................
2,582,000
(5)
0235019-Tourism ........................
841,000
(6)
0235028-California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank ........................
212,000
(7)
0235037-Small Business Expansion ........................
492,000
(8)
Reimbursements to 0225-California Business Investment Services ........................
−50,000
(9)
Reimbursements to 0235019-Tourism ........................
−650,000
(10)
Reimbursements to 0235028 California-Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank ........................
−212,000
(11)
Reimbursements to 0235037-Small Business Expansion ........................
−487,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $3,000,000 shall be used to draw down federal funds in the California Small Business Development Center Program.
2.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $17,000,000 shall be used for the California Small Business Development Technical Assistance Expansion Program. Notwithstanding any other law, this funding shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
3.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $2,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
4.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $35,000,000 shall be available for the California Dream Fund. Up to 10 percent of this funding may be used for outreach and administrative costs.
5.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,000,000 shall be available as match funding for brand-neutral efforts to improve customer awareness of zero emission vehicle technology and its benefits in partnership with other organizations, including vehicle manufacturers. As part of the fiscal year 2023-24 budget, the Office of Business and Economic Development shall report on the uses of these funds, including total amount spent, organizations partnered with, actions taken to improve customer awareness of zero emission vehicle technology, and the outcomes of those efforts.
6.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $2,000,000 shall be used for costs associated with administration of the Climate Catalyst Fund, and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
7.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000 is available on a one-time basis for administrative and project support costs associated with Sections 19.56 and 19.57.

SEC. 5.

 Item 0509-102-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 5. 
 Items of appropriation.
0509-102-0001—For local assistance, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development ........................
20,000,000
Schedule:
(1)0245-Local Equity Grant Program ........................ 20,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be used to assist local equity applicants or local equity licensees pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 26244 of the Business and Professions Code.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 6.

 Item 0509-112-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

0509-112-0001—For transfer, upon order of the Director of Finance, to the Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan Fund ........................
31,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for transfer until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 7.

 Item 0511-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

SEC. 2.00. 7. 
 Items of appropriation.
0511-001-0001—For support of Secretary of Government Operations ........................
28,686,000
Schedule:
(1)
0250-Administration of Government Operations Agency ........................
7,014,000
(2)
0256-Digital Innovation ........................
15,268,000
(3)
0257- Cradle to Career ........................
15,000,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 0250-Administration of Government Operations Agency ........................
−3,525,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 0256-Digital Innovation ........................
−5,071,000

SEC. 8.

 Item 0521-103-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

0521-103-0001—For local assistance, Secretary of Transportation ........................
1,000,000
Schedule:
(1)0270-Administration of Transportation Agency ........................ 1,000,000
Provisions:
1.Funds appropriated in this item shall provide assistance to the Sonoma County Transportation Authority for environmental mitigation associated with sea level rise in the State Highway 37 Corridor.
2.These funds shall be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2024, and available for liquidation until June 20, 2027.

SEC. 9.

 Item 0540-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0540-001-0001—For support of Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency ........................
44,190,000
Schedule:
(1)
0320-Administration of Natural Resources Agency ........................
44,190,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $25,000,000 for remote sensing, $6,000,000 for the Fifth Climate Assessment, $2,000,000 for Offshore Wind-Environmental and Port Analyses, and $600,000 for water resilience data, research, and communications shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 is available on a one-time basis for administrative and project support costs associated with Section 19.56 and Section 19.57.

SEC. 10.

 Item 0540-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0540-101-0001—For local assistance, Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency ........................
187,700,000
Schedule:
(1)0320-Administration of Natural Resources Agency ........................ 187,700,000
(a)Presidio Improvement Projects ........................ (27,500,000)
(b)Holocaust Museum ........................ (2,500,000)
(c)Museum of Tolerance ........................ (10,000,000)
(d)Ocean Protection Council: Marine Mammal Center ........................ (2,000,000)
(e)Museum Grant Program ........................ (50,000,000)
(f)Clear Lake Rehabilitation Strategy ........................ (5,700,000)
(g)Urban Greening and Urban Forestry Projects ........................ (50,000,000)
(h)Water Resilience Projects ........................ (40,000,000)
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024. Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
2.Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code does not apply to the funds appropriated in this item for the development and adoption of program guidelines and selection criteria.
3.The Natural Resources Agency shall prioritize the funds in subschedule (e) of Schedule (1) for museums severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that serve historically underserved communities or students subject to Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.).
4.Upon direction of the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, or the secretary’s designee, all or part of these funds may be transferred to another state department or entity, from which they are also appropriated for the purposes specified in this item.
5.The funds appropriated in subschedule (g) of Schedule (1) shall be available for grants through the Urban Greening Program established pursuant to Government Code section 18802.10.
6.The funds appropriated in subschedule (h) of Schedule (1) shall be for programs and projects that improve environmental conditions to promote recovery of native fish species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin watershed, including habitat restoration projects, multi-benefit projects that promote native species improvements while increasing climate resiliency, and projects that enable water users to make additional flows available for environmental purposes. Use of these funds should occur expeditiously, without regard to the timing of State Water Resources Control Board efforts to update the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta-Estuary. No funds may be expended for existing obligations imposed on any party by law.

SEC. 11.

 Item 0540-101-6088 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0540-101-6088—For local assistance, Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, payable from the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Fund ........................
131,500,000
Schedule:
(1)
0320-Administration of Natural Resources Agency ........................
131,500,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, 131,500,000 shall be available for the following:
(a)
$6,500,000 shall be available for grants related to marine wildlife and healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems, consistent with subdivision (a) of Section 80120 of the Public Resources Code.
(b)$125,000,000 shall be for programs and projects that improve environmental conditions to promote recovery of native fish species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin watershed, including habitat restoration projects, multi-benefit projects that promote native species improvements while increasing climate resiliency, and projects that enable water users to make additional flows available for environmental purposes. Use of these funds should occur expeditiously, without regard to the timing of State Water Resources Control Board efforts to update the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta-Estuary. No funds may be expended for existing obligations imposed on any party by law.

SEC. 12.

 Item 0555-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0555-101-0001—For support of Secretary for Environmental Protection ........................
5,000,000
Schedule:
(1)0340-Support ........................ 5,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available to the California Green Business Network to provide incentives to help businesses conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their overall carbon footprint. The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for support or local assistance. Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 13.

 Item 0555-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

0555-102-0001—For local assistance, Secretary for Environmental Protection ........................
10,000,000
Schedule:
(1)0340-Support ........................ 10,000,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding Section 71116 of the Public Resources Code, the funds appropriated in this item shall be used for grants to support community-based organizations and residents to engage in emergency preparedness, public health protection, environmental and climate decision-making, and coordinated enforcement efforts affecting their communities. The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for support or local assistance, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2026. Not more than 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 14.

 Item 0559-162-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is repealed.

SEC. 15.

 Item 0650-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0650-001-0001—For support of Office of Planning and Research ........................
189,637,000
Schedule:
(1)
0360-State Planning and Policy Development ........................
53,700,000
(2)
0365-California Volunteers ........................
13,909,000
(3)
0370-Strategic Growth Council ........................
126,335,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 0360-State Planning and Policy Development ........................
−1,133,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 0365-California Volunteers ........................
−3,174,000
Provisions:
1.
The California Volunteers’ database shall be subject to all state privacy and use policies as required by the Department of Technology.
2.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $12,415,000 shall be available for Adverse Childhood Experience research. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
3.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $5,000,000 shall be available for support or local assistance and shall be used to implement the Vulnerable Communities Platform & Cal-Adapt Mapping. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2026.
4.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), up to $10,000,000 shall be available for support or local assistance and shall be used for the regional climate collaborative program. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028. Not more than 5 percent of the amount may be used for administrative costs.
5.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), up to $115,000,000 shall be available for support or local assistance and shall be used for the Transformative Climate Communities Program described in Part 4 (commencing with Section 75240) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028. Not more than 5 percent of the amount may be used for administrative costs.
6.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $4,683,000 shall be made available for support or local assistance and shall be used for the purpose of implementing the California Climate Action Service Corps program to create service opportunities to take on climate action such as urban greening, food waste recovery, and wildfire prevention.
7.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $11,000,000 shall be available for support or local assistance and shall be used to implement California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment (Ch. 136, Stats. 2020). These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
8.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $10,000,000 shall be available for support or local assistance and shall be used for Climate Adaption & Resilience Planning Grants. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2024, and for liquidation until June 30, 2026.

SEC. 16.

 Item 0650-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0650-101-0001—For local assistance, Office of Planning and Research ........................
62,750,000
Schedule:
(1)0365-California Volunteers ........................ 33,750,000
(2)0360-State Planning and Policy Development ........................ 25,000,000
(3)0367 – Strategic Growth Council ........................ 4,000,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $18,750,000 shall be used for the Californians For All College Service Program.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be made available for the Student Success Coach Grant Program. Up to 5 percent of the total amount shall be used for administration of the program.
3.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $25,000,000 shall be available for grants to local, regional, and tribal governments for climate resilience planning and implementation through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program to reduce the risk of climate change impacts such as wildfire, sea level rise, drought, flood, increasing temperatures, and extreme heat events. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
4.Of the amount identified in Provision 3, at least $12,500,000 shall be for the establishment of the ICARP Regional Planning Grant Program for grants that support regional climate adaptation planning and action plans that prioritize projects or actions that are necessary to respond to the greatest climate risks facing the region, particularly in the most vulnerable communities. Plans shall utilize, to the extent appropriate, existing state, local, or regional planning documents, including, but not limited to, the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program plans, the Climate Ready Program plans, state conservancy climate resiliency plans, safety elements of general plans, local hazard mitigation plans, sustainable communities strategies, long range transportation plans, regional housing needs assessments, and groundwater sustainability plans. The Office of Planning and Research, through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program, shall develop guidelines on prioritized and required content for these plans. These plans shall use natural infrastructure to respond to climate vulnerabilities where feasible.
5.Funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall also be available to develop a grant program, to implement regional projects aligned with the priorities of the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program, and regional plans developed pursuant to the Regional Planning Grant program, that improve regional climate resilience and reduce risks from climate impacts, including wildfire, sea level rise, drought, flood, increasing temperatures, and extreme heat events. Grants may be issued both competitively and on a formula basis. Funds shall be available for local, regional and tribal governments to implement climate resilience projects that reduce climate vulnerabilities and provide public benefits.
6.The amount appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be available for state operations or local assistance and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
7.On or before January 1, 2024, the Office of Planning and Research shall report to the Legislature on the projects funded pursuant to this item to date and make recommendations to improve effectiveness of regional climate resiliency planning.
8.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $4,000,000 shall be made available to the Sacramento Council of Governments for the “Green Means Go” program.

SEC. 17.

 Item 0650-162-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0650-162-8506—For local assistance, Office of Planning and Research, payable from the Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund of 2021 ........................
98,929,000
Schedule:
(1)0365-California Volunteers ........................ 98,929,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be used for the Californians For All College Service Program. These funds shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, existing financial aid support provided to eligible students.

SEC. 18.

 Item 0650-163-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0650-163-8506—For Local Assistance, Office of Planning and Research, payable from the Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund of 2021 ........................
185,000,000
Provisions:
1.Of the total funding in this item, $150,000,000 shall be provided to the 13 largest cities in California to create or expand youth employment opportunities. Funding shall be proportional to each cities’ population as a percent of the total population of the 13 largest cities, as estimated by the Department of Finance.
2.Of the total funding in this item, $35,000,000 shall be distributed, via a competitive grant process, to cities with a total population below 300,000, and counties without regard to a counties’ total population size, to create or expand youth employment opportunities.

SEC. 19.

 Item 0690-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0690-001-0001—For support of Office of Emergency Services ........................
198,132,000
Schedule:
(1)
0380-Emergency Management Services ........................
105,668,000
(2)
0385-Special Programs and Grant Management ........................
84,217,000
(3)
0390-Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission ........................
351,000
(4)
0395-Public Safety Communications ........................
18,325,000
(5)
9900100-Administration ........................
36,230,000
(6)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−36,230,000
(7)
Reimbursements to 0380-Emergency Management Services ........................
−5,309,000
(8)
Reimbursements to 0385-Special Programs and Grant Management ........................
−5,120,000
Provisions:
1.
Funds appropriated in this item may be reduced by the Director of Finance, after giving notice to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, by the amount of federal funds made available for the purposes of this item in excess of the federal funds scheduled in Item 0690-001-0890.
2.
$2,799,000 of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1) is for the Wildfire Forecast and Threat Intelligence Integration Center, pursuant to Chapter 405 of the Statutes of 2019.
3.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2) of this item, $5,000,000 shall be expended to address deferred maintenance projects that represent critical infrastructure deficiencies. The amount allocated for this purpose shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
4.
The Office of Equity within the Executive Office of the Office of Emergency Services shall define its objectives relative to equity within disaster response, recovery, mitigation, and homeland security. This framework will include a definition of vulnerable communities that considers at least race, socioeconomic status, and English language proficiency as factors. The Office of Equity shall also develop measures for consistent engagement with community-based and non-governmental organizations that represent vulnerable communities and incorporate those objectives into the office’s strategic plan, as well as relevant emergency response, recovery, and mitigation plans and operational doctrine at the state level. The Office of Equity shall coordinate with similar offices across the administration to collaborate on equity objectives and meeting the needs of vulnerable communities.
5.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $5,812,000 is allocated for project costs to support modernization of technology and data analytics and is authorized for expenditure upon project approval by the Department of Technology.
6.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $8,700,000 shall be to fund an operational observer. By no later than February 1, 2022, the Office of Emergency Services shall report to the Legislature on the operational observer’s work. This report shall include: (1) activities undertaken to date, and (2) expected outcomes of those activities, including improvements in the use of, and preparedness for, public safety power shutoffs by the covered utilities. By no later than February 1, 2023, the Office of Emergency Services shall report to the Legislature on the operational observer’s work. This report shall include: (1) activities undertaken, and (2) improvements to the public safety power shutoff processes of the covered utilities resulting from these actions.
6.5Notwithstanding any other law, the Director of the Office of Emergency Services is authorized to contract with an operational observer to monitor covered utilities’ implementation of measures to mitigate the risk of wildfire ignitions from utility infrastructure and reduce the use, scope, and duration of public safety power shutoffs. The resulting contract(s) for services shall not require the review, consent, or approval of the Department of General Services or any other state department or agency and need not comply with requirements under the State Contracting Manual, the Public Contract Code, the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, or any other law that otherwise would apply. The contract(s) for services may include those terms and conditions that the Director of the Office of Emergency Services finds to be in the state’s best interest.
7.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $1,000,000 shall be provided for facilitating mass fatality training for county coroner offices.
8.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (4), $6,000,000 shall be used for equipment that will allow local governments, including cities, counties, and special districts, to be included in the state’s fully managed high-frequency radio network service that utilizes frequencies authorized by the Federal Communications Commission and intended to be capable of communications with state, local, and federal agencies. This appropriation is not intended to support the ongoing costs for the use of this system.
9.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2). $6,700,000 shall be for the Office of Emergency Services to reimburse local law enforcement agencies to offset the cost to local law enforcement agencies of reimbursing qualified health care professionals, hospitals, or other emergency medical facilities for medical evidentiary examinations for all sexual assault victims in accordance with Section 13823.95 of the Penal Code.

SEC. 20.

 Item 0690-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0690-101-0001—For local assistance, Office of Emergency Services ........................
179,796,000
Schedule:
(1)
0380-Emergency Management Services ........................
50,000,000
(2)
0385-Special Programs and Grant Management ........................
129,796,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Office of Emergency Services may provide advance payment of up to 25 percent of grant funds awarded to community-based, nonprofit organizations, cities, school districts, counties, and other units of local government that have demonstrated cashflow problems according to the criteria set forth by the Office of Emergency Services.
2.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $20,000,000 shall be used for grants related to services for victims of human trafficking.
3.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $25,000,000 is available to support activities directly related to regional response and readiness. These activities include, but are not limited to, predeployment of the Office of Emergency Services’ fire and rescue and local government resources that are part of the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System or additional resources upon the authority and approval of the Office of Emergency Services to meet the requirements for state resources called up for predisaster and disaster response. Prepositioning shall be based upon predesignated criteria and a predicted scale of the emergency event and shall be consistent with this state’s current procedures under the mutual aid system.
4.
No later than February 1 of each year, the Office of Emergency Services shall report to the appropriate budget subcommittees of the Legislature, the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office on the requests approved for prepositioning resources made by local agencies in the previous fiscal year. The information provided shall be organized by mutual aid region and shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following for each request for prepositioning resources:
(a)
The entity or operational area that requested resources; type of prepositioning event; risk factors (criteria) prompting the request, including a summary of red flag events; description of the resources requested; location where resources were placed; the start date and time and the end date and time of prepositioned resources; and the reimbursement amount associated with the response.
(b)
An assessment, with input from local fire departments, on the effectiveness of the criteria the Office of Emergency Services uses to approve requests for prepositioning of mutual aid resources.
(c)
A summary of the extent to which the Office of Emergency Services initiated the prepositioning of resources due to forecasts of inclement weather.
(d)
If an emergency event happened, data describing the outcomes of the event. This could include, but is not limited to, the total number of acres affected, the number of structures affected, and the total number of deaths and injuries. Given California is subject to a variety of potential events, including, but not limited to, fires, floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis, the nature of this information may vary based on the type of the event. The information provided shall identify whether the event resulted in a federally- or state-declared disaster.
5.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,000,000 shall be used to fund Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces. No more than 5 percent of this amount may be used for administrative support costs. This amount is available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
6.The Listos California grant program shall be managed by the Office of Equity, within the Executive Office of the Office of Emergency Services. The grants shall be used to provide accessible and culturally competent outreach and resources with assessment and criteria for allocation of funds prioritized for, but not limited to, geographic areas of greatest all hazard risk and vulnerability as highlighted in and demonstrated by the California State Hazard Mitigation Plan; underresourced communities as defined in Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code, subdivision (d) of Section 39713 of the Health and Safety Code, or subdivision (g) of Section 75005 of the Public Resources Code. The grants shall be administered consistent with the State Emergency Management System described in Section 8607 of the Government Code, including, but not limited to, being informed by community-based and nongovernmental organizations and local emergency service networks, including county emergency officials. The Office of Equity shall provide eligible organizations within the identified geographic areas an opportunity to apply to the Listos California Grant program. Of the funds appropriated in this item, $25,000,000 shall be used for the Listos California Grant program. The Department shall report on the expenditure of these funds on or before February 1, 2023, including how funds were allocated; what methods of outreach the Office of Equity used to inform eligible entities of the funding, the entity or community that received the funding, and a description of projects funded. This provision does not diminish or otherwise impact any of the Office of Emergency Services’ responsibilities under the California Emergency Services Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8550) of Division of Title 2 of the Government Code) including, but not limited to, Sections 8550, 8569, 8570, 8570.3 of, and subdivision (e) of Section 8585 of, the Government Code.
7.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $15,000,000 shall be made available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023, to administer grants that support domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts.
8.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $10,000,000 shall be available to provide grants to family justice centers throughout the state. The amount provided for in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
9.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,000,000 shall be provided to the family justice center located in the City of Ventura. The amount provided for in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
10.Of the amount provided in Schedule (2), $10,000,000 shall be made available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, for the homeless youth emergency service pilot projects as set forth in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 13700) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to continue funding existing pilot projects over five years for the County of Orange, the County of Fresno, the County of San Bernardino, and the County of El Dorado.
11.Of the amount provided in Schedule (2), $40,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, for homeless youth emergency service projects in existing counties pursuant to Section 13703 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and for projects in up to eight additional counties. Recipients of this funding shall use grant funds to establish or expand programs that assess the housing and services needs of homeless youth and shall demonstrate the ability to provide each of the services described in Section 13701 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. In coordination with other relevant agencies, including a county’s child welfare and disability services agencies, the recipient may provide any of the following:
(a)A range of housing options that meet the need of homeless youth, which may include one or more of the following:
(1)Rapid rehousing.
(2)Rental assistance to access affordable housing.
(3)Transition housing, for a period not to exceed 36 months.
(4)Supportive housing.
(b)Based on each participant’s assessed need for supportive services, recipients may offer any of the following, using evidence-based services models:
(1)Benefits advocacy.
(2)Housing stabilization services.
(3)Provision of, or linkage to, care coordination to help participants access any medical, mental health, or substance use treatment the participant needs to attain health stability.
(4)Employment training, acquisition support, and retention services.
(5)Education supports related to receiving a high school diploma or a California high school equivalency certificate and access to higher education, including vocational colleges, the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and other postsecondary educational institutions.
(6)Housing navigation.
(7)Family finding.
11.1.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,000,000 shall be provided to the City of San Diego for the city attorney to conduct gun violence restraining order trainings statewide. The city attorney’s office shall provide a report to the Office of Emergency Services on how many trainings were provided and which entities were trained by November 1, 2024. This funding shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
11.5Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,000,000 shall be equally divided in grants to the fire and public safety departments of the cities of Lindsay, Woodlake, and Sanger in the counties of Fresno and Tulare for the purposes of public safety equipment to address wildfire risk and impacts.
12.For Provisions 7, 8, 10, and 11, not more than 5 percent of the amount specified in each provision may be used for administrative support costs.

SEC. 21.

 Item 0820-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0820-001-0001—For support of Department of Justice ........................
357,533,000
Schedule:
(1)
9900100-Administration ........................
149,739,000
(2)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−149,739,000
(3)
0435-Division of Legal Services ........................
188,976,000
(4)
0440-Law Enforcement ........................
97,422,000
(5)
0445-California Justice Information Services ........................
109,627,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 0435-Division of Legal Services ........................
−1,342,000
(7)
Reimbursements to 0440-Law Enforcement ........................
−29,242,000
(8)
Reimbursements to 0445-California Justice Information Services ........................
−7,908,000
Provisions:
1.
The Attorney General shall submit to the Legislature, the Director of Finance, and the Governor the quarterly and annual reports that the Attorney General submits to the federal government on the activities of the Medi-Cal Fraud Unit.
2.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Justice may purchase or lease vehicles of any type or class that, in the judgment of the Attorney General or the Attorney General’s designee, are necessary to the performance of the investigatory and enforcement responsibilities of the Department of Justice, from the funds appropriated for that purpose in this item.
3.
Of the amount included in Schedule (5), up to $3,514,000 shall be used to administer and maintain the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System database. See related Item 1111-001-3252 under the Department of Consumer Affairs that provides reimbursement for these costs.
4.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $7,500,000 shall be made available to provide for the purposes of retroactive expungement of arrest records. Funding for these purposes shall be made available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2025.
5.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $251,000 shall be made available for participation in the California Highway Patrol Retail Theft Task Force.

SEC. 22.

 Item 0820-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0820-101-0001—For local assistance, Department of Justice ........................
14,300,000
Schedule:
(1)0440—Law Enforcement ........................ 14,300,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $4,000,000 shall be available for grants to local law enforcement agencies through the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Grant Program to ensure that a law enforcement agency submits sexual assault forensic evidence to a crime lab for testing. This funding is without regard to fiscal years.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $10,300,000 shall be made available for the Gun Violence Reduction Program to support county sheriff’s departments conducting activities related to the seizure of weapons and ammunition from persons who are prohibited from possessing them, including efforts based upon entries in the Department of Justice’s Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS).
(a)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $300,000 shall be available to the Department of Justice for costs to administer the grant program. Funds transferred pursuant to this provision are available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(b)An applicant for a grant shall submit a proposal, in a form prescribed by the department, that shall be limited to the following: (1) clearly defined and measurable objective for closing entries in APPS and reducing the number of registered firearms in the possession of prohibited persons; (2) the number of APPS entries within the county, the population of the county, and a per capital calculation of armed prohibited persons residing within their boundaries; (3) the amount of grant funding requested; (4) a statement describing how the applicant proposes to use the grant funds to enhance existing law enforcement activities; and (5) a statement describing how the applicant proposes to use the grant funds for new law enforcement activities, including any innovative techniques or approaches.
(c)Program grants shall be made on a competitive basis to agencies based on, and subject to, the following criteria: (1) priority shall be given to counties with the highest per capita population of armed prohibited persons residing in the county; (2) priority shall be given to counties that do not have a Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms field office within its boundaries; (3) priority shall be given to proposals that include innovative techniques or approaches to prohibited persons investigations and seizures that differ from existing efforts by the Department of Justice, other law enforcement agencies, or other grant applicants; (4) priority shall be given to proposals that include integration of prohibited persons investigations and seizure operations into existing patrol and investigatory functions; and (5) priority shall be given to proposals that demonstrate the greatest likelihood of firearm and ammunition seizures from persons who are prohibited from possessing them.
(d)The amount of funds awarded to an applicant shall be commensurate with the scope of the applicant’s proposal.
(e)The department may award competitive grants in amounts between $250,000 and $1,000,000 per applicant per year. The department shall award grants in two annual grant cycles, with $5,000,000 in grants per grant cycle, with a minimum of 10 grants per cycle. The department shall award the first annual grant cycle by January 1, 2022. The department shall award the second annual grant cycle by January 1, 2023. Grant funds shall be disbursed to grantees immediately upon award, and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure for two years from their award date. Any remaining funding allocated to county sheriff’s departments pursuant to Provision 2 that are not expended within two years from the award date shall revert to, and be paid and deposited in, the General Fund.
(f)Each grantee shall, by no later than February 1, report to the Department of Justice all of the following information for the immediately preceding calendar year in which grant funds were used:
(1)The total number of individuals in the APPS within their jurisdiction and the number of cases that are active and pending, as follows: (A) For active cases, the agency shall report the status of each case for which the agency has initiated an investigation. This information shall include, at a minimum, the number of cases that have not been actively investigated for 12 months or longer, along with a breakdown of the time period that has elapsed since a case was added to the system. “Investigation” means any work conducted by sworn or nonsworn staff to determine whether a prohibited person possesses one or more firearms, whether to remove the person from the database, or whether to shift the person to the pending caseload; and (B) For pending cases, the department shall separately report the number of cases that are unable to be cleared, unable to be located, related to out-of-state individuals, related to only federal firearms prohibitions, and related to incarcerated individuals.
(2)The number of individuals within the county added to the APPS database.
(3)The number of individuals within the county removed from the APPS database, including a breakdown of the basis on which they were removed. At a minimum, this information shall separately report those cases that were removed because the individual is deceased, had prohibitions expire or removed, or had their cases resolved as a result of firearm seizure activities.
(4)The degree to which the backlog in the APPS has been reduced or eliminated within their jurisdiction. For purposes of this section, “backlog” means the number of cases for which the agency did not initiate an investigation within six months of the case being added to the APPS or has not completed investigatory work within six months of initiating an investigation on the case.
(5)The number of individuals within the county in the APPS before and after the relevant reporting period, including a breakdown of why each individual in the APPS is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
(6)The number of deputies and other staff hired for or tasked with enforcement of the APPS.
(7)The number of firearms recovered due to enforcement of the APPS.
(8)The number of contacts made during the APPS enforcement efforts.
(g)For the purpose of this section, “Armed Prohibited Persons System” means the Prohibited Armed Persons File described in Section 30000 of the Penal Code.

SEC. 23.

 Item 0890-001-0228 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

0890-001-0228—For support of Secretary of State, payable from the Secretary of State’s Business Fees Fund ........................
70,620,000
Schedule:
(1)
0700-Filings and Registrations ........................
70,620,000
Provisions:
1.
The Secretary of State shall report to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the performance of its Business Programs Division (BPD). The report shall include a summary of performance over the preceding quarter, including the average processing time, the number of filings processed, the number of expedited filings, the total outstanding filings, a summary of the number of staff in the BPD, the number of vacant positions and vacancy rate, the hours of overtime worked, and the number of temporary workers and the hours they worked.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $2,180,000 is available for 2021–22 costs associated with the California Business Connect Project. This amount represents the total amount remaining from the appropriation from the Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020) that is now being used to cover 2021-22 project expenditures.

SEC. 24.

 Item 0977-001-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

0977-001-0001—For support of California Health Facilities Financing Authority ........................
0
Schedule:
(1)0885-Health Facilities Bonds, Loans, and Grants ........................ 0

SEC. 25.

 Item 0977-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

0977-101-0001—For local assistance, California Health Facilities Financing Authority ........................
40,000,000
Schedule:
(2)0885-Health Facilities Bonds, Loans, and Grants ........................ 40,000,000
Provisions:
1.(a)The amount appropriated in this item is available for the California Health Facilities Financing Authority to provide cashflow loans not to exceed $40,000,000 to nondesignated public hospitals as needed, due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
(b)Of the funds appropriated in this item, the California Health Facilities Financing Authority may allocate an amount not to exceed one percent of each hospital’s loan. The Department of Finance may transfer up to $400,000 to Item 0977-001-0001 to administer the loans. Any funds transferred shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(c)The California Health Facilities Financing Authority shall determine, in consultation with nondesignated public hospitals, the application process, eligibility criteria, and methodology for distribution of the loans pursuant to this provision.
(d)In administering the loan program in this item, the California Health Facilities Financing Authority shall not be subject to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(e)Notwithstanding Sections 15432 and 15451.5 of the Government Code, nondesignated public hospitals shall be required to repay and discharge the loan within 24 months of the date of the loan.
(f)Security for the cashflow loans described in subdivisions (a) and (b) will be Medi-Cal reimbursements due to these nondesignated public hospitals from the State Department of Health Care Services. The California Health Facilities Financing Authority’s recoupment of these cashflow loans may not exceed twenty percent of the nondesignated public hospital’s respective Medi-Cal checkwrite payments until the loan amounts have been satisfied
(g)For purposes of this provision, “Nondesignated public hospital” means a public hospital as that term is defined in subdivision (l) of Section 14165.55 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, excluding those affiliated with county health systems.

SEC. 26.

 Item 0977-490 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

0977-490—Reappropriation, California Health Facilities Financing Authority. The balances of the appropriations provided in the following citations are reappropriated for the purposes provided for in those appropriations and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023:
0001—General Fund
(1)$1,151,000 in Item 0977-001-0001, Budget Act of 2017 (Chs. 14, 22, and 54, Stats. 2017)
(2)$65,813,000 in Item 0977-101-0001, Budget Act of 2017 (Ch. 14, 22, and 54 Stats. 2017)

SEC. 27.

 Item 1111-015-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

1111-015-0001—For transfer by the Controller, upon order of the Department of Finance, to the Transcript Reimbursement Fund ........................
500,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding Section 8030.2 of the Business and Professions Code, the Court Reporters Board of California may use the funds available to be transferred in this item to reimburse applicants that could not be reimbursed during the years 2017 to 2020, inclusive, and for applicants that seek reimbursement after 2020.

SEC. 28.

 Item 1115-001-3288 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

1115-001-3288—For support of Department of Cannabis Control, payable from the Cannabis Control Fund ........................
154,080,000
Schedule:
(1)
1460010-Department of Cannabis Control—​Support ........................
154,080,000
Provisions:
1.
The amount appropriated in this item may include revenues derived from the assessment of fines and penalties imposed as specified in Section 13332.18 of the Government Code.
2.For the 2021–22 fiscal year, all the positions to be transferred from the legacy cannabis programs in the Department of Consumer Affairs, including the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the State Department of Public Health, to the Department of Cannabis Control may remain in their existing Controller’s payroll reporting units within the legacy programs. The authority for these positions will be reflected in the Department of Cannabis Control. The legacy departments may do position transactions for these positions until they are transferred to the Department of Cannabis Control.
3.For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency is authorized to act on behalf of the Department of Cannabis Control in the establishment of the new department.
4.The Department of Finance may augment this item by an amount not to exceed available funding in the Cannabis Control Fund, after review of a request submitted by the Department of Cannabis Control that demonstrates a need for additional resources for proprietary plant and package tags for the California Cannabis Track and Trace program associated with the implementation of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) as specified in Chapter 27 of the Statutes of 2017. Any augmentation shall be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson, or their designee, may determine. The written notification to the chairperson for funds for proprietary plant and package tags shall include: (a) the total costs needed and (b) a description of the impacts and factors creating the need for additional funds.

SEC. 29.

 Item 2665-001-9331 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

2665-001-9331—For support of High-Speed Rail Authority, payable from the High-Speed Rail Property Fund ........................
4,000,000
Schedule:
(1)1960-High-Speed Rail Authority Operations ........................ 4,000,000
Provisions:
1.Funds appropriated in this item shall only be used for activities specified in Section 185045 of the Public Utilities Code.

SEC. 30.

 Item 2665-004-6043 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

2665-004-6043—For support of High-Speed Rail Authority, payable from the High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Fund ........................
87,022,000
Schedule:
(1)
1960-High-Speed Rail Authority Operations ........................
87,022,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the funds provided in this item for contracts, the High-Speed Rail Authority shall ensure that all deliverables and services included in contracts between the authority and each of its contractors are completed to the level prescribed by the contract as a requirement for payment by the authority to the contractor. It is the intent of the Legislature that this provision not prohibit the High-Speed Rail Authority from working with contractors in the management of these contracts.
2.
Of the amount provided in Schedule (1), up to $100,000 shall be made available to support the operation of the independent peer review group established pursuant to Section 185035 of the Public Utilities Code.
3.
Expenditure authority in this item, or other department items of appropriation, may be augmented by a cumulative total not to exceed $10,000,000 to reflect reimbursements to the High-Speed Rail Authority from the Department of Transportation. This budget authority is intended to allow additional efficiencies and coordinated work between the Department of Transportation and the High-Speed Rail Authority, as those opportunities are identified. The Department of Finance shall authorize the reimbursement not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
4.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated in this item from the High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Fund may be reduced and replaced by an equivalent amount of federal funds determined by the High-Speed Rail Authority to be available and necessary to comply with Section 8.50 and the most effective management of state resources. Not more than 30 days after replacing the state funds with federal funds, the Director of Finance shall notify in writing the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of this action.

SEC. 31.

 Item 2665-492 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

2665-492—Reappropriation, High-Speed Rail Authority. The balances of the appropriations provided in the following citations are reappropriated for the purposes provided for in those appropriations and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026:
0890—Federal Trust Fund
(1)Item 2665-306-0890, Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats. 2012), as amended by Chapter 152 of the Statutes of 2012 and reappropriated by Item 2665-492, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(1)20.01.010-Initial Operating Segment, Section 1—Acquisition and Build

SEC. 32.

 Item 2740-004-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

2740-004-0001—For support of Department of Motor Vehicles ........................
10,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2135-Driver Licensing and Personal Identification ........................ 10,000,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 is for the Department of Motor Vehicles to develop a mobile driver license.

SEC. 33.

 Item 3125-001-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3125-001-0001—For support of California Tahoe Conservancy ........................
36,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2340-Tahoe Conservancy ........................ 36,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for support or local assistance, and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
2.The California Tahoe Conservancy is exempted from any applicable provision of law requiring competitive bidding and the supervision or approval of another department or agency of state government, with the exception of the Department of General Services, for the procurement of, or contracting with, vendors for forest health, fire prevention, fuels reduction, vegetation management, or environmental review, up to the amount available in this item.

SEC. 34.

 Item 3125-002-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3125-002-0001—For support of California Tahoe Conservancy ........................
5,250,000
Schedule:
(1)2340-Tahoe Conservancy ........................ 5,250,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for support or local assistance. Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
3.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 35.

 Item 3340-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3340-001-0001—For support of California Conservation Corps ........................
88,701,000
Schedule:
(1)
2360-Training and Work Program ........................
88,701,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $2,725,000 shall be available for use by the California Conservation Corps to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, including the fighting of forest fires.
2.
Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Director of Finance, this item may be augmented as necessary to fund costs for personal service contracts, or other personal costs outside of standard civil service compensation, that are the result of increasing the state’s minimum wage in accordance with Chapter 4 of the Statutes of 2016 (SB 3).
3.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be expended to address deferred maintenance projects that represent critical infrastructure deficiencies. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
4.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $1,300,000 shall be expended to address critical maintenance projects at the Los Padres facility. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
5.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 is for additional Forestry Corps crews, and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.

SEC. 36.

 Item 3340-301-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3340-301-0001—For capital outlay, California Conservation Corps ........................
6,848,000
Schedule:
(1)0001375-Residential Center, Auberry: New Residential Center ........................ 4,009,000
(a)Preliminary Plans ........................ 1,400,000
(b)Working Drawings ........................ 2,609,000
(2)0001376-Residential Center, Los Pinos: New Residential Center ........................ 2,839,000
(a)Preliminary Plans ........................ 1,400,000
(b)Working Drawings ........................ 1,439,000
Provisions:
1.Funds appropriated for Working Drawings under this item are available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 37.

 Item 3360-001-0465 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3360-001-0465—For support of State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, payable from the Energy Resources Programs Account ........................
68,494,000
Schedule:
(1)
2380010-Power Plant Site Certification and Transmission Line Corridor Designation Program ........................
17,921,000
(2)
2380019-Electricity Analysis ........................
5,920,000
(3)
2380037-Management and Support ........................
2,736,000
(4)
2385010-Building and Appliances ........................
8,349,000
(5)
2385019-Energy Projects Evaluation and Assistance ........................
9,123,000
(6)
2385028-Demand Analysis ........................
7,476,000
(7)
2385037-Management and Support ........................
1,768,000
(8)
2390010-Transportation Technology and Fuels ........................
5,661,000
(9)
2390019-Research and Development ........................
7,688,000
(10)
2390028-Renewable Energy ........................
1,036,000
(11)
2390037-Management and Support ........................
1,336,000
(12)
Reimbursements to 2380010-Power Plant Site Certification and Transmission Line Corridor Designation Program ........................
−100,000
(13)
Reimbursements to 2385010- Building and Appliances ........................
−50,000
(14)
Reimbursements to 2390010- Transportation Technology and Fuels ........................
−300,000
(15)
Reimbursements to 2390028-Renewable Energy ........................
−70,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding Section 16304.1 of the Government Code, funds appropriated in this item for the Energy Technology Export Program shall be available for liquidation of encumbrances until June 30, 2025.
2.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $953,000 shall be made available to pay for costs related to a settlement of litigation against the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

SEC. 38.

 Item 3360-004-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is repealed.

SEC. 39.

 Item 3360-005-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3360-005-0001—For support of State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission ........................
18,250,000
Schedule:
(1)2385010-Buildings and Appliances ........................ 16,875,000
(2)2380010-Power Plant Site Certification and Transmission Line Corridor Designation Program ........................ 1,375,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be used to provide administrative support and assistance to implement statewide market rate incentives through the Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development Program. Funds allocated for this purpose shall be available for encumbrance, expenditure, or liquidation by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission until June 30, 2032.
1.5The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be used to provide administrative support to implement the Fifth Climate Assessment. Funds allocated for this purpose shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission until June 30, 2026, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
2.Notwithstanding any other law, funds appropriated in this item may be transferred to Item 3360-105-0001. These transfers require the prior approval of the Department of Finance.

SEC. 40.

 Item 3360-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3360-101-0001—For local assistance, State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission ........................
778,103,000
Schedule:
(1)2390010-Transportation Technology and Fuels ........................ 778,103,000
Provisions:
1.With the funds appropriated in this item, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission shall administer a program to fund projects consistent with Section 44272 of the Health and Safety Code, and consistent with the following requirements:
(a)The commission may add these funds to existing competitively awarded agreements if existing competitive agreements are consistent with the use of funds defined in Provision 4 of this item.
(b)The commission may adopt guidelines or other standards for this program at a commission business meeting following at least one public workshop. The Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) does not apply to guidelines or other standards for the program adopted at a commission business meeting.
(c)No later than June 30, 2027, the Commission shall issue a report summarizing the outcomes created by this funding based on data collected pursuant to subdivisions (g) and (h) of Provision 4.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission until June 30, 2024, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2026.
3.Notwithstanding any other law, funds appropriated in this item may be transferred to Item 3360-001-0001 for administrative costs. These transfers shall require the prior approval of the Department of Finance.
4.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be used as follows:
(a)$84,700,000 shall be used to support charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure for the deployment of zero-emission drayage trucks. Up to $3,950,000 of this amount may be made available for administrative costs.
(b)$29,700,000 shall be used to support charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure for the deployment of zero-emission transit buses. Up to $1,200,000 of this amount may be made available for administrative costs.
(c)$19,850,000 shall be used to support charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure for the deployment of zero-emission school buses. Up to $850,000 of this amount may be made available for administrative costs.
(d)$25,000,000 shall be used to support charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure for the deployment of the drayage truck pilot project.
(e)$494,190,000 shall be used to support charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure for zero-emission light-duty vehicles and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Up to $19,190,000 of this amount may be made available for administrative costs.
(f)$124,663,000 shall be used to support manufacturing grants to increase in-state manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles, zero-emission vehicle components, and zero-emission vehicle charging or refueling equipment. Up to $5,913,000 of this amount may be made available for administrative costs.
(g)Of the amount appropriated in this item to support manufacturing grants, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission shall not award more than $50,000,000 in ZEV manufacturing grants per awardee from Item 3360-101-0001. The commission shall report as part of the 2022–23 and 2023–24 fiscal year budgets on the progress of this program, including projects funded, the rationale for funding those projects, and projected project outcomes. The commission shall approve awards at a business meeting. Projects should be selected based on the following criteria:
(1)Likelihood that manufacturing activities would not have otherwise occurred in-state either in terms of the entity’s presence in CA or at the scale that may not otherwise be achieved without the manufacturing grant.
(2)Number and quality of direct and indirect jobs created.
(3)Economic impact to the state.
(4)Ability of the project to contribute to California’s goals of zero-emission transportation.
(h)The commission shall collect the following data from recipients of funding from this item:
(1)Number, type, date, and location of chargers or hydrogen refueling stations installed.
(2)Nameplate capacity of the installed equipment, in kW for chargers and kg/day for hydrogen.
(3)Number and type of outlets per charger.
(4)Location type, such as street, parking lot, hotel, restaurant, or multi-unit housing.
(5)Total cost per charger or refueling station, the subsidy from the commission per charger or refueling station, federal subsidy per charger or refueling station, utility subsidy per charger or refueling station, and privately funded share per charger or refueling station.
(6)Data on the chargers over a twelve month period, including:
(A)
Number of charging or refueling sessions.
(B)
Average session duration.
(C)
Average kWh or kg dispensed.
(D)
Average charger or refueling station downtime.

SEC. 41.

 Item 3360-105-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3360-105-0001—For local assistance, State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission ........................
61,750,000
Schedule:
(1)2385010-Buildings and Appliances ........................ 58,125,000
(2)2380010 - Power Plant Site Certification and Transmission Line Corridor Designation Program ........................ 3,625,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be used to provide statewide market rate incentives through the Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development Program. Funds allocated for this purpose shall be available for encumbrance, expenditure, or liquidation by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission until June 30, 2032.
2.The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be used to support a Tribal Grant program to encourage participation in the Fifth Climate Assessment. Funds allocated to this purpose shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission until June 30, 2026, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2028.

SEC. 42.

 Item 3480-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3480-001-0001—For support of Department of Conservation ........................
7,562,000
Schedule:
(1)
2420-Geologic Hazards and Mineral Resources Conservation ........................
4,612,000
(2)2430-Land Resource Protection ........................ 2,950,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in Schedule (2) is for the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.

SEC. 43.

 Item 3480-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3480-101-0001—For local assistance, Department of Conservation ........................
57,050,000
Schedule:
(1)2430-Land Resource Protection ........................ 57,050,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item is for the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.

SEC. 44.

 Item 3480-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3480-102-0001—For local assistance, Department of Conservation ........................
50,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2430-Land Resource Protection ........................ 50,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available to the Department of Conservation, in consultation with the Department of Water Resources, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the Department of Food and Agriculture, to implement the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program for groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultural land, and provide wildlife habitat. Projects may support implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (Part 2.74 (commencing with Section 10720) of Division 6 of the Water Code). Eligible project expenditures include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a)Projects that create or restore permanent wildlife habitat.
(b)Projects that create or restore seasonal wetland habitat that provides aquifer replenishment.
(c)Projects that improve groundwater supply, including groundwater recharge, improved baseflows in rivers and streams, and groundwater supply improvement for fish and wildlife habitat.
(d)Projects that convert land to less intensive water uses while maintaining natural and working lands.
2.Any groundwater recharge achieved under this item shall be subtracted from any calculation by the groundwater sustainability agency of groundwater available for extraction by water users for the duration of benefits paid for by the program. Payments shall be linked to achievement and delivery of defined conservation outcomes and the duration of those outcomes
3.The Department of Conservation shall prioritize achievement of disadvantaged community benefits when implementing this program.
4.The provisions of this item apply to critically overdrafted groundwater basins or parts of those basins managed under an approved groundwater sustainability plan or alternate plan, or high and medium priority groundwater basins where a state emergency drought declaration has been declared.

SEC. 45.

 Item 3540-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3540-001-0001—For support of Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ........................
1,607,393,000
Schedule:
(1)
2461-Office of the State Fire Marshal ........................
25,075,000
(2)
2465-Fire Protection ........................
1,959,239,000
(3)
2470-Resource Management ........................
203,612,000
(4)
2475-Board of Forestry and Fire Protection ........................
3,560,000
(5)
2480-Department of Justice Legal Services ........................
6,828,000
(6)
9900100-Administration ........................
144,787,000
(7)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−144,472,000
(8)
Reimbursements to 2461-Office of the State Fire Marshal ........................
−18,333,000
(9)
Reimbursements to 2465-Fire Protection ........................
−571,034,000
(10)
Reimbursements to 2470-Resource Management ........................
−1,554,000
(11)
Reimbursements to 9900100-Administration ........................
−315,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may authorize the temporary or permanent redirection of funds from this item for purposes of emergency fire suppression and detection costs and related emergency revegetation costs.
2.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may authorize a loan from the General Fund, in an amount not to exceed 45 percent of reimbursements appropriated in Schedule (9) of this item, to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, provided that:
(a)
The loan is to meet cash needs resulting from the delay in receipt of reimbursements for services provided.
(b)
The loan is for a short term and shall be repaid by November 15 of the fiscal year following that in which the loan was authorized.
(c)
Interest charges may be waived pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 16314 of the Government Code.
(d)
Within 10 days after approval, the Director of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the loan approved pursuant to this provision.
3.
The Director of Finance may adjust amounts in Schedule (2) to provide equivalent fire protection base funding changes to contract counties in accordance with Section 4130 of the Public Resources Code.
4.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the funds appropriated in this item for purposes of Division 10.5 (commencing with Section 12200) of the Public Resources Code shall be available for purposes of support or capital outlay.
5.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Finance may adjust this item for the direct and indirect cost reimbursements received pursuant to Sections 4142 and 4144 of the Public Resources Code. Any increase shall occur no sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity of the increase to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after notification the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
6.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may provide contractual services pursuant to Sections 4142 and 4144 of the Public Resources Code without an executed agreement from July to September of each fiscal year to better align contract start times with the budget process and to finalize staff benefit rates that are dependent upon actions by the Public Employees’ Retirement System and passage of the annual Budget Act.
7.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law and administrative procedure, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may amend its pilot and mechanic contract, along with its parts contract, for both scope changes and contracted amounts to address unanticipated workload resulting from higher than anticipated demand for these contracted services. The Department of Finance may augment this item and authorize expenditures in excess of the amounts appropriated in this item no sooner than 30 days after providing notification in writing of the necessity therefor to the chairperson of the committee in each house of the Legislature that considers appropriations, the chairpersons of the committees and the appropriate subcommittees in each house of the Legislature that consider the budget, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the designee, may in each instance determine.
8.
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is exempted from any applicable provision of law requiring competitive bidding or the supervision or approval of another department or agency of state government for the procurement of or contracting with vendors for exclusive use aviation aircraft, up to an aggregate annual contractual amount of $21,723,000. Notwithstanding the foregoing, within 10 days after entering into each contract pursuant to this provision, the department shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the contract amount, the duration of the agreement, and the type of aviation asset contracted for.
9.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $5,000,000 shall be available to contract with an independent entity with a mission and a demonstrated expertise in supporting research and training on improving firefighter health and safety, advancing attack effectiveness, and promoting community resilience and awareness. This funding shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
10.
Of the amount provided in this item, $50,000,000 shall be expended to address deferred maintenance projects that represent critical infrastructure deficiencies. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
.11.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $100,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for near-term wildfire prevention and forest resilience activities, including, but not limited to, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Unit fire prevention projects; the establishment of conservation easements through the Forest Legacy Program; priority urban forestry projects; and research, adaptive management, and monitoring.
12.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $67,000,000 shall be available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30, 2026, for longer term wildfire prevention and forest resilience efforts, including providing assistance to non-industrial landowners through the California Forest Improvement Program; supporting the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection nursery program to facilitate reforestation; defensible space inspections, public education, and outreach; and increasing support to local governments related to land use planning for wildfire risk reduction.
13.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $21,200,000 shall be available for deferred maintenance and special repair projects at existing Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and California Conservation Corps facilities to accommodate additional fire crews. These funds shall be available for encumbrance and expenditure until June 30, 2024.
14.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $3,200,000 shall be available for work related to Chapter 259 of the Statutes of 2020. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
15.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $40,000,000 is for the Fire Prevention Grants program and shall be available for expenditure or encumbrance until June 30. 2026. This funding shall be available to benefit communities throughout the state regardless of vegetation type or types found within a project area. The funding shall be awarded using criteria that maintains fire risk severity as the primary factor, and then prioritizes projects that protect a larger population base or number of structures relative to the size of the grant. In addition, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall conduct outreach to potential grant applicants in areas of the state that have historically had a low application or participation rate in the Fire Prevention Grants program. No later than February 1, 2022, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall report to the Legislature by county on the number and dollar amount of applications received and grants awarded pursuant to the Fire Prevention Grants program.
16.The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is exempted from any applicable provision of law requiring competitive bidding and the supervision or approval of another department or agency of state government, with the exception of the Department of General Services. This exemption is limited to the procurement of or contracting with vendors for forest health, fire prevention, fuels reduction, vegetation management, or environmental review, for fire prevention or post fire vegetation restoration projects funded from the amounts specified in Provision 15.

SEC. 46.

 Item 3540-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3540-101-0001—For local assistance, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ........................
101,152,000
Schedule:
(1)2465-Fire Protection ........................ 14,298,000
(2)2470-Resource Management ........................ 86,854,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be available to fund one fuels crew in each of the following six counties, to assist with fuel reduction and fire prevention efforts: Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. This funding is provided on a one-time basis, in light of the staffing impacts that COVID-19 is having during this period of extreme fire conditions.
2.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $67,854,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for grants to support near-term post-fire recovery and restoration activities and workforce training and development.
3.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $19,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, for tribal forest health grants to fund projects over multiple fiscal years.

SEC. 47.

 Item 3540-101-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3540-101-3228—For local assistance, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
155,387,000
Schedule:
(1)2470-Resource Management ........................ 155,387,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be used consistent with subdivision (a) of Section 45 of Chapter 626 of the Statutes of 2018.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.The funds appropriated in this item shall not be subject to subdivision (b) of Section 15.14.
4.The funds appropriated in this item for the Fire Prevention Grants program shall be available to benefit communities throughout the state regardless of vegetation type or types found within a project area and shall be awarded following criteria that prioritize projects that protect a larger population base or number of structures relative to the size of the grant. In addition, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall conduct outreach to potential grant applicants in areas of the state that have historically had a low application or participation rate in the Fire Prevention Grants program. No later than February 1, 2022, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shall report to the Legislature by county on the number and dollar amount of applications received and grants awarded pursuant to the Fire Prevention Grants program.

SEC. 48.

 Item 3540-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3540-102-0001—For local assistance, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ........................
20,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2470-Resource Management ........................ 20,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be used to establish a Prescribed Fire Liability Pilot Program, in consultation with the Department of Insurance and the Natural Resources Agency, that creates a prescribed fire claims fund to support coverage for losses from permitted prescribed fires by non-public entities, such as Native American tribes, private landowners, and nongovernmental entities.
2.The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, in consultation with the Department of Insurance and the Natural Resources Agency, shall propose to the Legislature statutory changes necessary to effectuate the establishment of this program by January 10, 2022.
3.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023, and for liquidation until June 30, 2025.

SEC. 49.

 Item 3560-162-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3560-162-8506—For local assistance, State Lands Commission, payable from the Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund of 2021 ........................
250,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2565-Land Management ........................ 250,000,000
Provisions:
1.The State Lands Commission shall allocate the funding in this item to California ports to address negative economic impacts within this industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ports shall use these funds to support their economic recovery, such as for activities that include avoiding layoffs, restoring jobs and services lost due to COVID-19, and supporting safe operations.
2.Funds shall be allocated, monitored, and reported consistent with all applicable federal law or guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury for the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund.
3.The State Lands Commission may consider the level of revenue losses and COVID-19 expenditures in apportioning these funds.
4.Funds appropriated in this item shall not be allocated for the purchase of fully automated cargo handling equipment. For the purposes of this paragraph, “fully automated” means equipment that is remotely operated or remotely monitored with or without the exercise of human intervention or control. This provision does not prohibit the use of the funds for a project that includes the purchase of human-operated zero-emission equipment, human-operated near-zero-emission equipment, and infrastructure supporting that human-operated equipment. Furthermore, this provision does not prohibit the purchase of devices that support human-operated equipment, including equipment to evaluate the utilization and environmental benefits of that human-operated equipment.

SEC. 50.

 Item 3600-005-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3600-005-0001—For support of Department of Fish and Wildlife ........................
40,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2590-Biodiversity Conservation Program ........................ 40,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
2.The Department of Fish and Wildlife is exempted from any applicable provision of law requiring competitive bidding and the supervision or approval of another department or agency of state government, with the exception of the Department of General Services, for the procurement of or contracting with vendors for forest health, fire prevention, fuels reduction, vegetation management, or environmental review, up to the amount available in this item.

SEC. 51.

 Item 3600-006-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3600-006-0001—For support of Department of Fish and Wildlife ........................
80,520,000
Schedule:
(0.5)2590-Biodiversity Conservation Program ........................ 40,670,000
(1)2600-Management of Department Lands and Facilities ........................ 32,900,000
(2)2605-Enforcement ........................ 6,950,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $2,000,000 shall be provided to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains to assist in the recovery of the federally endangered southern steelhead trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) found in the Santa Monica Mountains with habitat restoration, genetic preservation, and hatcheries.
3.Of the amount provided in Schedule (0.5), $15,000,000 is available for projects addressing urgent degrading water and habitat conditions due to climate change impacts. Eligible uses of these funds include purchasing water from willing sellers to benefit wildlife, protecting instream flows, building water conservation projects, implementing emergency restoration activities, and conservation strategies identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan with a priority on actions that protect the Species of Greatest Conservation Need identified in the Plan. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 52.

 Item 3600-007-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3600-007-0001—For support of Department of Fish and Wildlife ........................
78,045,000
Schedule:
(1)2590-Biodiversity Conservation Program ........................ 67,930,000
(2)2600-Management of Department Lands and Facilities ........................ 7,600,000
(3)2605-Enforcement ........................ 2,515,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
2.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $3,000,000 shall be used for the wolf conflict compensation pilot program. Notwithstanding Section 1501.5 of the Fish and Game Code, the Department of Fish and Wildlife may develop a grant process to allocate funds to pay for the deterrence of wolf presence near livestock, the impacts of wolf presence on livestock, and for verified loss of livestock for participating ranchers.

SEC. 53.

 Item 3640-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3640-101-0001—For local assistance, Wildlife Conservation Board ........................
96,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2710-Wildlife Conservation Board ........................ 96,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $12,500,000 shall be provided for the removal of dams to preserve the federally endangered southern steelhead trout and to restore the natural watershed that is part of a project with the Department of Parks and Recreation with a federal cost share.
3. Of the amount appropriated in this item, $65,000,000 shall be prioritized to address drought impacts on fish and wildlife.
4.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
5.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $31,000,000 shall be available for the protection of California’s fish and wildlife resources in response to changing climate conditions and the highly variable habitat needs of fish and wildlife, as well as for restoration and stewardship projects that restore or manage the land to improve its resilience to climate impacts and natural disasters. Eligible purposes include the following:
(a)Land acquisition projects, including those that protect land from development.
(b)Restoration and stewardship projects that restore or manage the land to improve its resilience to climate impacts and natural disasters.
(c)Projects for the protection of threatened and endangered species, including projects within natural community conservation plans or habitat conservation plans. Project may include land acquisition through either easement or fee title.
(d)Projects for the development and implementation of regional conservation investment strategies that include climate resilience elements.
(e)Restoration activities to control or eradicate invasive plants and species.
(f)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.
(g)Funds, to the extent feasible, shall be expended in furtherance of the state’s conservation goals including the goal to conserve at least 30 percent of the state’s land and coastal waters by 2030 as established by Executive Order N-82-20.

SEC. 54.

 Item 3640-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3640-102-0001—For local assistance, Wildlife Conservation Board ........................
100,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2710-Wildlife Conservation Board ........................ 100,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available 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:
(a)Projects to enhance instream flow for the purposes of protecting fish and wildlife. Eligible projects include acquisition of water or water rights from willing sellers, acquisition of land that includes water rights or contractual rights to water, short- or long-term water transfers and leases, projects that provide water for fish and wildlife, or projects that improve aquatic or riparian habitat conditions.
(1)Acquisitions of water or water rights funded pursuant to this section shall be dedicated instream pursuant to Section 1707 of the Water Code or, for pre-1914 appropriative water rights, a recorded forbearance agreement.
(2)In reviewing any grant application under this subprovision, preference shall be given to projects that enhance outflows in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed.
2.Eligible recipients for grants under this section include private landowners, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies.
3.The Wildlife Conservation Board may develop guidelines and criteria for awarding grants pursuant to this item.
4.Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11430) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code does not apply to the development or implementation of programs or projects authorized or funded by this item.
5.Use of these funds should occur expeditiously, without regard to the timing of State Water Resources Control Board efforts to update the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta-Estuary. No funds may be expended for existing obligations imposed on any party under law.
6.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
7.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 55.

 Item 3640-301-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3640-301-0001—For capital outlay, Wildlife Conservation Board ........................
1,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2720010-Wildlife Conservation Board Projects ........................ 1,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for conducting an independent appraisal of the parcel known and referred to as the West Coyote Hills property in northern Orange County. The appraisal shall be completed within one year of the appropriation made pursuant to this section.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 56.

 Item 3760-001-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3760-001-0001—For support of the State Coastal Conservancy ........................
200,000
Schedule:
(1)2790-Coastal Conservancy Programs ........................ 200,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount available in Schedule (1), $200,000 is available on a one-time basis for administrative and project support costs associated with Sections 19.56 and 19.57 of this act.

SEC. 57.

 Item 3760-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3760-102-0001—For local assistance, State Coastal Conservancy ........................
10,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2805032-Conservancy Programs ........................ 10,000,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $5,000,000 shall be available for use by the San Francisco Bay Conservancy Program.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
3.Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs.

SEC. 58.

 Item 3760-103-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3760-103-0001—For local assistance, State Coastal Conservancy ........................
1,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2805032-Conservancy Programs ........................ 1,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for a grant for the repair and extension of the coastal trail system in Garripata State Park in Monterey County.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 59.

 Item 3790-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3790-001-0001—For support of Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
170,132,000
Schedule:
(1)
2840-Support of the Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
170,132,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds available in this item, $11,500,000 shall be available to the Department of Parks and Recreation to plan for and implement projects to reduce the risks of fire, flood, inundation, and sea level rise and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
2.Of the funds available in this item, $1,000,000 is available on a one-time basis for administrative and project support costs associated with Section 19.56 and Section 19.57.

SEC. 60.

 Item 3790-005-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3790-005-0001—For support of Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
154,200,000
Schedule:
(1)2840-Support of the Department of Parks and Recreation ........................ 154,200,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for state operations, capital outlay, property acquisition, or local assistance, with a priority for under-resourced, underserved, or park-poor urban communities to expand the presence and activity of the Department of Parks and Recreation facilities and partnerships, including partnerships with local agencies and nonprofit organizations, in urban areas with a connection to the rivers, waterways, and water systems.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available in urban areas adjacent to rivers and waterways throughout the state.
3.The Department of Parks and Recreation shall use the services of the California Conservation Corps or a local conservation corps certified by the California Conservation Corps whenever feasible for its work in this program.
4.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2027.

SEC. 61.

 Item 3790-006-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3790-006-0001—For support of Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
105,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2840-Support of the Department of Parks and Recreation ........................ 105,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
2.The Department of Parks and Recreation is exempted from any applicable provision of law requiring competitive bidding and the supervision or approval of another department or agency of state government, with the exception of the Department of General Services, for the procurement of or contracting with vendors for forest health, fire prevention, fuels reduction, vegetation management, or environmental review, up to the amount available in this item.
3.Of the funds appropriated in this item, no less than $15,000,000 shall be available to the Department of Parks and Recreation to support forest restoration, watershed health, and fuels treatment in the Redwood National and State Parks.

SEC. 62.

 Item 3790-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3790-102-0001—For local assistance, Department of Parks and Recreation ........................
6,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2855047-Local Grants ........................ 6,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for the purposes of a grant to the City of La Puente for an urban forest park within the city limits.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 63.

 Item 3790-492 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3790-492—Reappropriation, Department of Parks and Recreation. Notwithstanding any other law, the period to liquidate encumbrances of the following citations is extended as specified:
0001—General Fund
(1)Up to $11,663,000 of the amount appropriated in Item 3790-101-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018), as reappropriated by Item 3790-492 and Item 3790-493, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019) in Program 2855047—Local Grants, until June 30, 2023.
(2)Up to $910,000 of the amount appropriated in Item 3790-101-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018), as reappropriated by Item 3790-492 and Item 3790-493, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019) in Program 2855047—Local Grants, until June 30, 2023.
0263—Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund
(1)Up to $36,000,000 of the amount appropriated in Item 3790-101-0263, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), until June 30, 2025.
0786—California Wildlife, Coastal, and Park Land Conservation Fund of 1988
(1)Up to $1,690,000 of the amount appropriated in Item 3790-101-0786, Budget Act of 2014 (Chs. 25 and 663, Stats. 2014), as reappropriated by Item 3790-490, Budget Act of 2017 (Chs. 14, 22, and 54, Stats. 2017), as reappropriated by Item 3790-493, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), until June 30, 2022.
6051—Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Fund of 2006
(1)Up to $3,449,000 of the amount appropriated in Item 3790-101-6051, Budget Act of 2009 (Ch. 1, 2009–10 3rd Ex. Sess., as revised by Ch. 1, 2009–10 4th Ex. Sess.), as reappropriated by Item 3790-490, Budget Act of 2012 (Chs. 21 and 29, Stats, 2012), as reappropriated by Item 3790-493, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018) in Program 80.25—Recreational Grants, until June 30, 2022.
(2)Up to $898,000 of the amount appropriated in Item 3790-102-6051, Budget Act of 2011 (Ch. 33, Stats. 2011), as reappropriated by Item 3790-493, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018), as reappropriated by Item 3790-492, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019), as reappropriated by Item 3790-493, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020) in Program 80.25—Recreational Grants, until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 64.

 Item 3810-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3810-101-0001—For local assistance, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ........................
10,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2945-Local Assistance Grants ........................ 10,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available pursuant to Division 23 (commencing with Section 33000) of the Public Resources Code for projects that improve the climate resiliency or the protection of the Los Angeles River Watershed or are a part of the revitalization plan developed by the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group pursuant to Section 33220 of the Public Resources Code. The working group shall meet at least twice per year to evaluate and report progress on implementation and to propose any amendments to the revitalization plan to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for adoption in the same manner pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 33220 of the Public Resources Code. Any amendment to the revitalization plan adopted by the conservancy shall be submitted to the Assembly Committee on Water Parks and Wildlife and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and shall not become effective until 30 days following such submission.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 65.

 Item 3810-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3810-102-0001—For local assistance, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ........................
15,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2940-Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ........................ 15,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
2.Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs.

SEC. 66.

 Item 3810-103-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3810-103-0001—For local assistance, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ........................
11,100,000
Schedule:
(1)2945-Local Assistance Grants ........................ 11,100,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 67.

 Item 3825-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3825-101-0001—For local assistance, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ........................
10,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2990-San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ........................ 10,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available pursuant to Division 22.8 (commencing with Section 32600) of the Public Resources Code for projects that improve the climate resiliency or the protection of the Los Angeles River Watershed or are consistent with the Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 68.

 Item 3825-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3825-102-0001—For local assistance, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ........................
15,000,000
Schedule:
(1)2990-San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ........................ 15,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
2.Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs.

SEC. 69.

 Item 3825-103-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3825-103-0001—For local assistance, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ........................
11,100,000
Schedule:
(1)2990-San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ........................ 11,100,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 70.

 Item 3830-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3830-001-0001—For support of San Joaquin River Conservancy ........................
15,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3050-San Joaquin River Conservancy ........................ 15,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be available for operation and maintenance of conservancy-owned lands.
2.These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, and for liquidation until June 30, 2026.

SEC. 71.

 Item 3830-301-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3830-301-0001—For local assistance, San Joaquin River Conservancy ........................
1,300,000
Schedule:
(1)0000246-Capital Outlay Acquisitions and Improvement Projects ........................ 1,300,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item is available for capital outlay or local assistance until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 72.

 Item 3835-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3835-101-0001—For local assistance, Baldwin Hills Conservancy ........................
1,300,000
Schedule:
(1)3090-Baldwin Hills Conservancy ........................ 1,300,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 73.

 Item 3845-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3845-101-0001—For local assistance, San Diego River Conservancy ........................
11,100,000
Schedule:
(1)3140-San Diego River Conservancy ........................ 11,100,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 74.

 Item 3845-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3845-102-0001—For local assistance, San Diego River Conservancy ........................
13,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3140-San Diego River Conservancy ........................ 13,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and for liquidation until June 30, 2028.
2.Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs.

SEC. 75.

 Item 3845-103-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3845-103-0001—For local assistance, San Diego River Conservancy ........................
1,000,000
Schedule:
(2)3140-San Diego River Conservancy ........................ 1,000,000
Provisions:
3.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for the purposes of a Native American Tribal Conservation Corps Pilot Project.
4.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 76.

 Item 3850-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3850-101-0001—For local assistance, Baldwin Hills Conservancy ........................
2,500,000
Schedule:
(1)3180-Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy ........................ 2,500,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 77.

 Item 3855-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3855-101-0001—For local assistance, Sierra Nevada Conservancy ........................
50,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3220-Sierra Nevada Conservancy ........................ 50,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
2.Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is exempted from any applicable provision of law requiring competitive bidding and the supervision or approval of another department or agency of state government, with the exception of the Department of General Services, for the procurement of or contracting with vendors for forest health, fire prevention, fuels reduction, vegetation management, or environmental review, up to the amount available pursuant to this provision.

SEC. 78.

 Item 3855-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3855-102-0001—For local assistance, Sierra Nevada Conservancy ........................
11,100,000
Schedule:
(1)3220-Sierra Nevada Conservancy ........................ 11,100,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, wildfire prevention, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Not more than 5 percent of the amount available in this item may be used for administrative support costs.

SEC. 79.

 Item 3860-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3860-001-0001—For support of Department of Water Resources ........................
533,008,000
Schedule:
(1)
3230-Continuing Formulation of the California Water Plan ........................
163,565,000
(2)
3240-Implementation of the State Water Resources Development System ........................
20,581,000
(3)
3245-Public Safety and Prevention of Damage ........................
364,802,000
(4)
3250-Central Valley Flood Protection Board ........................
18,658,000
(5)
3255-Services ........................
7,225,000
(6)
9900100-Administration ........................
108,937,000
(7)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−108,937,000
(8)
Reimbursements to 3230-Continuing Formulation of the California Water Plan ........................
−16,185,000
(9)
Reimbursements to 3240-Implementation of the State Water Resources Development System ........................
−581,000
(10)
Reimbursements to 3245-Public Safety and Prevention of Damage ........................
−9,737,000
(11)
Reimbursements to 3250-Central Valley Flood Protection Board ........................
−8,095,000
(12)
Reimbursements to 3255-Services ........................
−7,225,000
Provisions:
1.
The amounts appropriated in this item may be transferred to the Water Resources Revolving Fund for direct expenditure in such amounts as needed to meet operational needs.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $101,000,000 for immediate drought support, $25,000,000 for watershed climate studies, $20,000,000 for an Aqueduct Solar Panel Pilot Study, and $237,000,000 for deferred maintenance shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 80.

 Item 3860-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3860-101-0001—For local assistance, Department of Water Resources ........................
783,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3230-Continuing Formulation of the California Water Plan ........................ 680,000,000
(a)Small Community Drought Relief ........................ (200,000,000)
(b)Urban Community Drought Relief ........................ (100,000,000)
(c)Multibenefit Projects ........................ (200,000,000)
(d)Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation ........................ (180,000,000)
(2)3240-Implementation of the State Water Resources Development System ........................ 100,000,000
(a)Water Conveyance Projects ........................ (100,000,000)
(3)3245-Public Safety and Prevention of Damage ........................ 3,000,000
(a)Immediate Drought Support ........................ (3,000,000)
Provisions:
1.The amounts appropriated in this item may be transferred to the Water Resources Revolving Fund for direct expenditure in such amounts as needed to meet operational needs.
2.The funds appropriated in Schedules (1)(a) and (1)(b) shall be available for local assistance or state operations. Funds appropriated in these schedules shall support multiple benefits, including water supply reliability, ecosystem, drought resilience planning, and groundwater management benefits.
3.The funds appropriated in Schedule (2)(a) shall be available upon a determination by the Director of Water Resources that there is an adequate nonstate cost share to match the state financial assistance made available pursuant to this schedule.
4.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1)(c) shall be available for grants for watershed management projects that provide multiple benefits including, but not limited to, improved integration of groundwater and surface water management, other water supply benefits, and ecosystem improvements. Projects shall enhance regional drought resilience and align with the goals and objectives of the integrated regional water management plan.
5.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1)(d) shall be available for projects and planning and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
6.The funds appropriated in Schedules (1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(c), (2)(a), and (3)(a) shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
7.The funds appropriated in Schedules (1)(a), (1)(b), and (1)(c) shall be available for, but are not limited to, public agencies, public utilities, special districts, colleges and universities, mutual water companies, nonprofit organizations, regional water management groups as defined in Section 10539 of the Water Code, federally recognized California Native American tribes, and non-federally recognized Native American tribes on the contact list maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission for the purposes of Chapter 905 of the Statutes of 2004. These funds are available for projects or activities in all counties regardless of whether the county falls under an active state-proclaimed drought state of emergency.
8.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
9.Any guidelines adopted to implement projects or activities funded by Schedules (1)(a), (1)(b), and (1)(c) are not subject to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
10.A contract entered into pursuant to funding provided in Schedules (1)(a), (1)(b), and (1)(c) is exempt from Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 10290) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code. The Department of Water Resources may award a contract under this section on a noncompetitive bid basis as necessary to implement projects or activities funded in these schedules.
11.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1)(d) shall be available for competitive grants that support implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (Part 2.74 (commencing with Section 10720) of Division 6 of the Water Code).
12.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1)(d), $60,000,000 shall be directed to projects that benefit groundwater basins in the San Joaquin Valley, and for the following purposes: (a) geophysical investigations of groundwater basins to identify recharge potential; (b) early implementation of existing regional flood management plans that incorporate groundwater recharge; and (c) projects in the San Joaquin Valley that would complement efforts of a local groundwater sustainability plan, that provide for floodplain expansion to benefit groundwater recharge or habitat. To expedite the execution of projects described in Schedule (1)(d), funds may be awarded through grants or direct expenditures to a public agency or a nongovernmental organization. Of the $60,000,000, the department shall commit $40,000,000 of these funds to projects by September 15, 2022.

SEC. 81.

 Item 3860-102-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3860-102-0001—For local assistance, Department of Water Resources ........................
50,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3230-Continuing Formulation of the California Water Plan ........................ 50,000,000
(a)Salton Sea ........................ (40,000,000)
(b)Urban Streams Restoration Program ........................ (10,000,000)
Provisions:
1.The amounts appropriated in this item may be transferred to the Water Resources Revolving Fund for direct expenditure in such amounts as needed to meet operational needs.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
4.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1)(a) shall be available for state operations, local assistance, and capital outlay.
5.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1)(b) shall be available for urban streams restoration projects, including, but not limited to, multibenefit erosion and flood control improvements that provide community access to clean water, daylighting streams, creation of shaded corridors, and restoration natural infrastructure pursuant to Section 7048 of the Water Code.

SEC. 82.

 Item 3860-301-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3860-301-0001—For capital outlay, Department of Water Resources ........................
197,000,000
Schedule:
(1)
0000743-Urban Flood Risk Reduction Program ........................
142,000,000
(a)
Construction ........................
142,000,000
(2)
0000745-Systemwide Flood Risk Reduction Program ........................
55,000,000
(a)
Construction ........................
55,000,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding existing law, the funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
2.Notwithstanding Section 26.00, funds may be transferred, upon approval of the Department of Finance, between Schedule (1) and Schedule (2). The amount transferred from Schedule (1) shall not exceed $75,000,000.
3.Eligible uses for the funds appropriated in Schedule (2)(a) include multi-benefit food management projects, which may include land acquisitions and easements, that reduce risks to public safety and provide improvement to wildlife habitat. To the extent feasible, preference shall be given to natural infrastructure projects and projects that improve climate resiliency.
4.In allocating and approving funding for Delta levee projects, the Department of Water Resources and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board shall comply with the draft regulation for Delta Plan Policy RR P1 as proposed for rulemaking by the Delta Stewardship Council on August 26, 2021.

SEC. 83.

 Item 3875-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3875-101-0001—For local assistance, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy ........................
5,250,000
Schedule:
(1)3350-Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy ........................ 5,250,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for climate resilience, community access, and natural resource protection.
2.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
3.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.

SEC. 84.

 Item 3900-001-0115 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3900-001-0115—For support of State Air Resources Board, payable from the Air Pollution Control Fund ........................
82,489,000
Schedule:
(1)
3500-Mobile Source ........................
46,564,000
(2)
3505-Stationary Source ........................
30,801,000
(3)
3510-Climate Change ........................
1,124,000
(4)3530-Community Air Protection ........................ 4,000,000
Provisions:
1.
The amount appropriated in Schedule (1) and Schedule (2) includes revenues derived from the assessment of fines and penalties imposed as specified in Section 13332.18 of the Government Code.

SEC. 85.

 Item 3900-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3900-101-0001—For support of State Air Resources Board ........................
1,065,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3505-Stationary Source ........................ 180,000,000
(2)3510-Climate Change ........................ 885,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be granted to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to support incentives for alternatives to agricultural burning in the San Joaquin Valley required pursuant to the regulation to phase out burning adopted by the State Air Resources Board on February 25, 2021. Funds may be expended only for noncombustion incentives including, but not limited to, chipping, mulching, soil reincorporation, and composting, unless the board makes a finding in a public hearing, based on clear and convincing evidence, that such noncombustion alternatives are not available. No funding pursuant to this item may be provided to stationary sources, other than a stationary source that consists of a facility that composts organic solid waste.
2.The funds appropriated in schedule (2) shall be used as follows:
(a)$98,000,000 for clean trucks, buses, and off-road freight equipment including the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, advanced technology freight demonstration and pilot commercial deployment projects. Any funds available for projects for ships at berth shall not be allocated for the purchase of fully automated cargo handling equipment. For the purposes of this provision, “fully automated” means equipment that is remotely operated or remotely monitored with or without the exercise of human intervention or control. This provision does not prohibit the use of the funds for a project that includes the purchase of human-operated zero emission equipment, human-operated near zero emission equipment, and infrastructure supporting that human-operated equipment. Furthermore, this provision does not prohibit the purchase of devices that support human-operated equipment, including equipment to evaluate the utilization and environmental benefits of that human-operated equipment.
(b)$75,000,000 for zero emission drayage trucks to be administered through the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
(c)$40,000,000 for zero emission drayage trucks to fund additional applications received through the joint State Air Resources Board-State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission Zero Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project solicitation held between November 2020 and February 2021.
(d)$70,000,000 for zero emission transit buses to be administered through the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
(e)$130,000,000 for zero emission school buses to be administered through the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Voucher Incentive Project.
(f)$425,000,000 for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, as follows:
(1)Rebate programs funded through this subprovision shall not be limited solely to customers whose incomes are at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
(2)These funds shall be prioritized for customers on the waitlist as of July 1, 2021.
(3)By January 1, 2022, the State Air Resources Board shall develop individual rebate levels that can phase down in increments based on cumulative sales levels, consistent with action 44258.4 of the Health and Safety Code. The rebate levels shall encourage the earliest adoption of zero emission vehicles, encourage a sustainable market, and seek to reach the state’s goal of 5 million zero emission vehicles by 2030. The rebate schedule shall not affect the low- and moderate-income rebate bonus.
(4)Of the funds described in this subprovision, $10,000,000 is available to establish the Electric Bicycle Incentives Project, no later than July 1, 2022, to provide financial incentives for purchasing electric bicycles. Up to 10 percent of the total funding for this purpose is available to support related programs such as safety education programs. Electric bicycles eligible for the incentives include, but are not limited to, those designed for people with disabilities; utility bicycles for carrying equipment or passengers, including children; and folding bicycles.
(5)As part of the budget for the 2023–24 fiscal year, the board shall report to the Legislature on the progress and outcomes of this program, including: (A) the number of rebates awarded, (B) the location of sales for which rebates were awarded, and (C) the estimated climate impact of the program, including estimated greenhouse gases abated.
(g)$45,000,000 for local air districts in severe or extreme nonattainment through the Carl Moyer Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 44275) of Part 5 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code) for the purchase of nondiesel medium- and heavy-duty vehicles emitting no more than 0.02g/bhp-hr NOx or lower, as certified by the State Air Resources Board, that replace diesel vehicles. Projects must make use of existing re-fueling infrastructure and self-certify that no new infrastructure will be needed to support their use. Projects must be completed by the end of the 2022–23 fiscal year, after which remaining monies may be used for the purchase of zero emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that replace diesel vehicles.
(h)$2,000,000 for enhanced permitting of prescribed burns.
3.Not more than 5 percent of the amounts appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs. The funds in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 86.

 Item 3900-101-0115 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3900-101-0115—For local assistance, State Air Resources Board, payable from the Air Pollution Control Fund ........................
376,035,000
Schedule:
(1)
3500-Mobile Source ........................
289,582,000
(2)3510-Climate Change ........................ 86,453,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be used as follows:
(a)Notwithstanding any other law, $247,000,000 shall be available for allocation to local air pollution control districts for implementation of the Carl Moyer Air Quality Standards Attainment Program.
(b)$42,582,000 shall be used to reduce agricultural sector emissions by providing grants, rebates, and other financial incentives for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other diesel equipment used in agricultural operations. Funding for agricultural diesel replacement and upgrades shall be based on criteria that include the following: (i) the diesel particulate matter emissions and exposures in an air district, and (ii) the NOx and PM 2.5 emissions and attainment status in each district. These funds may be transferred to Schedule (2) for other existing Low Carbon Transportation programs pursuant to the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement public process, upon approval of the Department of Finance. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024 and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2026.
2.The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be used as follows:
(a)$86,453,000 shall be used for clean trucks, buses, and off-road equipment including the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project and advanced technology demonstration and pilot commercial deployment projects. These funds may be transferred to Schedule (1) for other existing low carbon transportation programs pursuant to the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement public process, upon approval of the Department of Finance. Any funds available for projects for ships at berth shall not be allocated for the purchase of fully automated cargo handling equipment. For the purposes of this provision, “fully automated” means equipment that is remotely operated or remotely monitored with or without the exercise of human intervention or control. This provision does not prohibit the use of the funds for a project that includes the purchase of human-operated zero-emission equipment, human-operated near-zero-emission equipment, and infrastructure supporting that human-operated equipment. Furthermore, this provision does not prohibit the purchase of devices that support human-operated equipment, including equipment to evaluate the utilization and environmental benefits of that human-operated equipment. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2026.

SEC. 87.

 Item 3900-102-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3900-102-3228—For local assistance, State Air Resources Board, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
525,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3500-Mobile Source ........................ 170,000,000
(2)3510-Climate Change ........................ 35,000,000
(3)3530-Community Air Protection ........................ 320,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be available for financial incentives to reduce agricultural sector emissions by providing grants, rebates, and other financial incentives for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other diesel equipment used in agricultural operations. Funding for agricultural diesel replacement and upgrades shall be based on criteria that include the following:
(a)The diesel particulate matter emissions and exposures in an air district.
(b)The NOx and PM 2.5 emissions and attainment status in each air district.
2.The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be used as follows:
(a)$5,000,000 shall be available for the Woodsmoke Reduction Program.
(b)$30,000,000 shall be available to the State Air Resources Board to create a program, or utilize an existing program, to provide incentives for professional landscaping services in California operated by small businesses or sole proprietors to purchase zero-emission small off-road equipment, including, but not limited to, leaf blowers and lawn mowers, as defined by the state board, for use in their professional landscaping services.
3.The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be used as follows:
(a)$260,000,000 shall be available for financial incentives to reduce mobile and stationary sources of criteria air pollutants or toxic air contaminants consistent with community emissions reduction programs developed pursuant to Section 44391.2 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b)$50,000,000 shall be available to support local air districts’ implementation of Chapter 136 of the Statutes of 2017, notwithstanding any other law.
(c)$10,000,000 shall be used for technical assistance grants to community-based organizations pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 44391.2 of the Health and Safety Code. These grants may be used to support community participation, including activities that enable meeting attendance, consistent with State Air Resources Board grant guidelines and agreements, in the implementation of subdivision (d) of Section 44391.2 and Section 42705.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
4.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2026. Not more than 5 percent of the funds allocated in this item shall be used for administrative costs.
5.The funds appropriated in this item shall be subject to the provisions of Section 15.14.

SEC. 88.

 Item 3940-002-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3940-002-0001—For support of State Water Resources Control Board ........................
2,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3560-Water Quality ........................ 2,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 89.

 Item 3940-106-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3940-106-0001—For local assistance, State Water Resources Control Board ........................
1,550,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3560-Water Quality ........................ 1,550,000,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $650,000,000 shall be available for drinking water projects and $650,000,000 shall be available for wastewater projects.
(a)The State Water Resources Control Board shall prioritize disadvantaged communities for drinking water projects.
(b)The board shall prioritize septic-to-sewer conversions with local investment for wastewater projects.
(c)Funding may be utilized by the board as a state share of the clean water and drinking water state revolving funds.
(d)Up to 10 percent of funds may be utilized for technical assistance and capacity building in disadvantaged communities.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $200,000,000 shall be utilized for groundwater cleanup and water recycling projects.
(a)Not less than $50,000,000 shall be allocated for the project that is referenced in Section 10609.21 of the Water Code, and shall be allocated directly to the local agency constructing the project in the form of a lump sum payment no later than February 1, 2022.
3.The amount appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
4.Up to 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
5.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $30,000,000 shall be available for technical and financial assistance to drinking water systems to address Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
6.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $20,000,000 shall be available to address water quality problems arising in the rivers that come across the border from Mexico.
(a)Expenditures shall be consistent with the work of the California Environmental Protection Agency Border Affairs Program to build collaboration with the United States Government and the governments of Mexico, Baja California Norte, and the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali. This funding shall have priority for projects that have funding committed by one of the other governments.
(b)The State Water Resources Control Board and the California Environmental Protection Agency shall consult and collaborate with the Legislature, including the protocol office of each house’s leadership office, on cross-border collaboration and the expenditure of this funding.
(c)This funding may be expended for actions in Baja California Norte, provided the actions provide water quality benefits to the portions of the rivers in California.

SEC. 90.

 Item 3960-490 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

3960-490—Reappropriation, Department of Toxic Substances Control. The amount specified in the following citations is reappropriated for the purpose of providing a grant to the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy for the purchase of land owned by the Montebello Unified School District in the City of Commerce for the purpose of creating a new county park and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025:
0001—General Fund
(1)$2,000,000 in Item 3960-101-0001, Budget Act of 2017 (Chs. 14, 22, and 54, Stats. 2017), as reappropriated by Item 3960-490, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019).
Provisions:
1.The Department of Toxic Substances Control shall provide technical assistance to the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy for the purpose of converting part or all of the Laguna Nueva School and surrounding property into a county park, including the review of park design plans and providing the county comments on the park design plans.

SEC. 91.

 Item 3970-011-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3970-011-0001—For transfer by the Controller to the Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Subaccount, Integrated Waste Management Account ........................
25,000,000

SEC. 92.

 Item 3970-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3970-101-0001—For local assistance, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery ........................
40,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3700-Waste Reduction and Management ........................ 40,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2024, for support and local assistance. Not more than 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
2.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $2,000,000 shall be used to administer recycling technology grants to provide funding for entities that are in the research, development, feasibility, and pilot phases of recycling technologies and projects.
(a)The grants shall be used to do all of the following:
(1)Improve and optimize technology and infrastructure for the collection, processing, recycling, and remanufacturing of waste in California.
(2)Achieve technological advancement and infrastructure improvements to make progress toward achieving the state’s statutory climate, source reduction, reuse, and recycling goals.
(3)Result in a portfolio of projects that are strategically focused to advance the development of a circular economy.
(b)Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1)Feasibility studies for siting and permitting recycling facilities in a manner and location that minimizes air and water quality impacts, especially for the surrounding communities.
(2)Innovative solutions for organics collection, organics processing, and food waste prevention and recovery.
(3)Pilot and demonstration projects for new recycling technologies to determine feasibility on a larger scale, including the use of recycled materials. Projects involving plastics shall be limited to resin types that are currently widely collected and processed in California.
3.The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall give priority to projects for circular recycling programs that result in the product being recycled into a product that is also recyclable as determined by the department, or has a minimum lifespan of 10 or more years.
4.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $38,000,000 shall be for the purposes of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code and shall be allocated as follows:
(a)$5,000,000 for purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code to provide funding for community composting.
(b)$20,000,000 for purposes of paragraphs (1),(2), or (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code to provide funding for eligible infrastructure projects pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code.
(c)$3,000,000 for purposes of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code.
(d)$10,000,000 for purposes of paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code to expand food waste co-digestion projects at existing wastewater treatment plants. Eligible projects pursuant to this subprovision may include the design and construction of integrated organic food waste preprocessing and anaerobic digestion systems that will divert significant amounts of food waste from landfill disposal to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
5.The production of fuels or energy through transformation, engineered municipal solid waste conversion, or other disposal activities shall not be eligible for funding made available in this item.

SEC. 93.

 Item 3970-101-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3970-101-3228—For local assistance, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
130,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3700-Waste Reduction and Management ........................ 130,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for support and local assistance. Not more than 5 percent of the amount appropriated in this item may be used for administrative costs.
2.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $70,000,000 shall be used to provide grants for the purposes of paragraphs (1), (2), or (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code.
3.Notwithstanding any other law, $60,000,000 of the funds appropriated in this item shall be used to provide grants to local jurisdictions to assist in the implementation of regulations adopted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery pursuant to Chapter 395 of the Statutes of 2016.
(a)In consultation with stakeholders, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery may adopt guidelines to implement this provision, including to determine allocation methodologies. Any guideline, rule, policy, or standard of general application employed by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery in implementing this provision shall not be subject to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(b)These funds shall not be used for activities unrelated to implementation of regulations adopted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery pursuant to Chapter 395 of the Statutes of 2016. Any unauthorized use of these funds may result in the termination of the grant agreement, repayment of funds or return of all unused portions of the grant to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
(c)To receive these funds, a jurisdiction shall submit an application that specifies all implementation needs and include a detailed description of implementation activities for which the funds will be used, including itemized expenditures.
(d)The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall determine the amount of funding available to each jurisdiction that qualifies.  
(e)The grant recipient and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery shall enter into a written grant agreement that defines the grant term, contains a description of the approved program, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
(f)The grant recipient shall submit a final report to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery as specified in the grant agreement. The report shall provide a description of the implementation of the program or programs and provide detailed expenditure information that enables the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to determine the specific use of all grant funds.
4.The funds appropriated in this item shall be subject to the provisions of Section 15.14.

SEC. 94.

 Item 3970-102-0133 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3970-102-0133—For local assistance, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, payable from the California Beverage Container Recycling Fund ........................
10,000,000
Schedule:
(1)3715-Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction ........................ 10,000,000
Provisions:
1.The funding appropriated in this item shall be used by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to provide quality incentive payments to curbside recycling programs to increase the sorting and separation of clean loads of PET containers, as defined in Section 14515.5 of the Public Resources Code. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery may make quality incentive payments for PET beverage containers pursuant to the payment process described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 14549.1 of the Public Resources Code and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s regulations only for loads that contain a maximum of 2 percent of PET thermoform containers and other contaminants, as determined by the department.

SEC. 95.

 Item 3970-493 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

3970-493—Reappropriation, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. The amounts specified in the following citations are reappropriated for the purposes provided for in those appropriations and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2022:
0001—General Fund
(1)Up to $84,100,000 appropriated in Item 3970-002-0001, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019)
(1)3700—Waste Reduction and Management

SEC. 96.

 Item 4100-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4100-001-0001—For support of State Council on Developmental Disabilities ........................
0
Schedule:
(1)
3810-Regional Offices and Regional Advisory Committees ........................
5,725,000
(2)
Reimbursements to 3810-Regional Offices and Regional Advisory Committees ........................
−5,725,000

SEC. 97.

 Item 4170-101-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4170-101-0890—For local assistance, California Department of Aging, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
300,190,000
Schedule:
(1)
3890-Nutrition ........................
159,099,000
(2)
3895-Senior Community Employment Service ........................
7,339,000
(3)
3900-Supportive Services ........................
126,274,000
(4)
3905-Community-Based Programs and Projects ........................
7,478,000
Provisions:
1.
Provision 1 of Item 4170-001-0890 is also applicable to this item.
2.
Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 28.00, the Director of Finance, upon notification by the California Department of Aging, may authorize augmentations in this item for federal grant Notices of Award, Reallocation, and Supplemental allocations and for unexpended prior year federal grant funds. The Director of Finance shall provide notification of the augmentation to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 10 working days from the date of the Department of Finance approval of the adjustment.
3.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Director of Finance, upon notification by the California Department of Aging, may authorize transfers between Schedules (1) and (3) in response to budget revisions submitted by the area agencies on aging.

SEC. 98.

 Item 4260-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4260-101-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Health Care Services, California Medical Assistance Program, payable from the Health Care Deposit Fund after transfer from the General Fund ........................
26,723,031,000
Schedule:
(1)
3960014-Eligibility (County Administration) ........................
886,568,000
(2)
3960018-Fiscal Intermediary Management ........................
145,875,000
(3)
3960022-Benefits (Medical Care and Services) ........................
26,854,196,000
(4)Reimbursements to 3960014-Eligibility (County Administration) ........................ −13,917,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 3960022-Benefits (Medical Care and Services) ........................
−1,149,691,000
Provisions:
1.
The aggregate principal amount of disproportionate share hospital general obligation debt that may be issued in the current fiscal year pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 14085.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be $0.
2.
Notwithstanding any other law, both the federal and nonfederal shares of any moneys recovered for previously paid health care services, provided pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, are hereby appropriated and shall be expended as soon as practicable for medical care and services as defined in the Welfare and Institutions Code.
3.
Notwithstanding any other law, accounts receivable for recoveries as described in Provision 2 shall have no effect upon the positive balance of the General Fund or the Health Care Deposit Fund. Notwithstanding any other law, moneys recovered as described in this item that are required to be transferred from the Health Care Deposit Fund to the General Fund shall be credited by the Controller to the General Fund without regard to the appropriation from which it was drawn.
4.
Without regard to fiscal year, the General Fund shall make one or more loans available not to exceed a cumulative total of $45,000,000 to be transferred as needed to the Health Care Deposit Fund to meet cash needs. All moneys so transferred shall be repaid as soon as sufficient reimbursements have been collected to meet immediate cash needs and in installments as reimbursements accumulate if the loan is outstanding for more than one year.
5.
Notwithstanding any other law, the State Department of Health Care Services may give public notice relative to proposing or amending any rule or regulation or administrative directive that could result in increased costs in the Medi-Cal program only after approval by the Department of Finance. Additionally, any rule or regulation adopted by the State Department of Health Care Services and any communication that increases costs in the Medi-Cal program shall be effective only after the date upon which it is approved by the Department of Finance.
7.
Change orders to the medical or the dental fiscal intermediary contract for amounts exceeding a total cost of $250,000 shall be approved by the Department of Finance not sooner than 30 days after written notification of the change order is provided to the chairpersons of the fiscal and policy committees in each house of the Legislature and to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification as the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may determine. The semiannual estimates of Medi-Cal expenditures provided to the Legislature in January and May may constitute the notification required by this provision.
8.
Recoveries of advances made to counties in prior years pursuant to Section 14153 of the Welfare and Institutions Code are reappropriated to the Health Care Deposit Fund for reimbursement of those counties where allowable costs exceeded the amounts advanced. Recoveries in excess of the amounts required to fully reimburse allowable costs shall be transferred to the General Fund. When a projected deficiency exists in the California Medical Assistance Program, these funds, subject to notification to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, are appropriated and shall be expended as soon as practicable for the state’s share of payments for medical care and services, county administration, and fiscal intermediary services.
9.
The Department of Finance may transfer funds representing all or any portion of any estimated savings that are a result of improvements in the Medi-Cal claims processing procedures from the Medi-Cal services budget or the support budget of the State Department of Health Care Services (Item 4260-001-0001) to the fiscal intermediary budget item for purposes of making improvements to the Medi-Cal claims system.
10.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of expenditure authority between Schedules (1), (2), and (3) and between this item and Items 4260-102-0001, 4260-111-0001, 4260-113-0001, 4260-114-0001, and 4260-117-0001 in order to effectively administer the programs funded in these items. The Department of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 10 days of authorizing such a transfer unless prior notification of the transfer has been included in the Medi-Cal estimates submitted pursuant to Section 14100.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. The 10-day notification to the Legislature shall include the reasons for the transfer, the fiscal assumptions used in calculating the transfer amount, and any potential fiscal effects on the program from which funds are being transferred or for which funds are being reduced.
11.
If a federal grant that provides 75 percent federal financial participation to allow individuals in nursing homes to voluntarily move into a community setting and still receive the same amount of funding for services is awarded to the State Department of Health Care Services during the current fiscal year, then, notwithstanding any other law, the department may count expenditures from the appropriation made to this item as state matching funds for that grant.
12.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize an increase to this appropriation to address costs resulting from adverse court rulings. The Department of Finance shall provide a 30-day notice of any proposed increase to the Legislature. The notification shall include the specifics of any cases with adverse rulings and the overall fiscal impact. Submission of the semiannual Medi-Cal estimate provided to the Legislature in January and May shall be considered meeting the notification requirement of this provision if the required information is included in the estimate.
13.
The Department of Finance may augment the amount appropriated in this item up to $479,557,000 for repayment of over-claimed Title XXI federal funds related to the Non-Optional Targeted Low Income Children Program population of the Medicaid program. Repayment shall occur upon the final determination of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that associated Title XXI federal funds must be refunded by the state. The Department of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 10 days of authorizing an augmentation pursuant to this provision. The 10-day notification to the Legislature shall describe the reason for the augmentation and the fiscal assumptions used.
15.
To the extent practicable and consistent with existing procedures, the State Department of Health Care Services, in its sole discretion, shall seek favorable terms from the federal government regarding the repayment of federal funds for state-only populations in order to minimize the annual impact on the General Fund in any individual fiscal year.
16.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 in Schedule (1) and $339,493,000 in Schedule (3) is available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for the State Department of Health Care Services to implement the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative. Of this amount, the following applies:
(a)$194,493,000 is available to support incentive payments to qualifying Medi-Cal managed care plans to implement interventions that increase access to preventive, early intervention, and behavioral health services by school-affiliated behavioral health providers for children in schools in grades K through 12.
(b)$100,000,000 is available to support school-linked partnership, capacity, and infrastructure grants to qualified entities to support implementation of the initiative for behavioral health services in schools and school-linked settings. Of this amount, $70,000,000 is available for grants focused on individuals in preschool through secondary educational institutions and $30,000,000 is available for grants focused on individuals in institutions of higher education.
(c)$45,000,000 is available to support the CalHOPE Student Support Program.
(d)$10,000,000 is available to support a behavioral health services and supports virtual platform.
17.
Notwithstanding any other law, of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $21,750,000 shall be available for the State Department of Health Care Services to implement the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program.
18.Notwithstanding any other law, of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $443,499,000 is available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, for the State Department of Health Care Services to implement the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program. Of this amount, $150,000,000 is available to support mobile crisis infrastructure.
19.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $100,000,000 is available for the State Department of Health Care Services for justice-involved initiatives within the Medi-Cal Providing Access and Transforming Health (PATH) supports. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
20.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $30,000,000 is available for the State Department of Health Care Services to implement the Population Health Management service only if legislation is enacted that clarifies the parameters, milestones, and requirements for the project. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
21.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $4,600,000 is available to the State Department of Health Care Services for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2022, for interoperability or data exchange purposes.
22.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $2,000,000 shall be available to support free and charitable clinics that primarily utilize a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals regardless of their ability to pay. The eligible entities shall be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, or operate as a program component or affiliate of a 501(c)(3 ) organization and not qualify as Medi-Cal providers. The funds shall be distributed to the California Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The amount allocated to each free clinic shall be determined through an allocation methodology developed by the California Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
23.Notwithstanding any other law, of the amount appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be available to the State Department of Health Care Services for direct payment to Alameda Point Collaborative for the construction of a medical respite and health clinic building at the Alameda Wellness Center.
24.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 is available to the State Department of Health Care Services to make direct payment to Martin Luther King. Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles to support infrastructure and workforce improvements at the hospital.
25.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $12,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, to the State Department of Health Care Services for the management and funding of the development and implementation of a sustainable outreach and enrollment program to serve Californians dually eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare, in coordination with the California Department of Aging and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Outreach and enrollment may include assistance with retaining and using health coverage and gaining access to needed medical care. The department shall seek any necessary federal approvals for purposes of obtaining federal funding for activities conducted under this item. These funds shall be made available to a nonprofit agency acting jointly with counties and nonprofit insurance agents, with a goal of expanding the availability of accurate and coordinated outreach and enrollment assistance for dually eligible individuals. This funding is also intended to support the development of a self-funded outreach and enrollment program. The department shall determine the timing of allocations and the application process as well as required reports from the nonprofit agency, including the use of these funds, the number of individuals served, local and state-level coordination with HICAP, and financial and other reports on progress toward becoming self-funded. Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall develop selection criteria to allocate funds for the Medicare and Medi-Cal outreach and enrollment activities. Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific this item through the use of all-county letters, provider bulletins, or similar instructions, without taking regulatory action. Contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and the State Administrative Manual, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the State Department of General Services.
26.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 is available to support field testing of translated Medi-Cal materials to ensure they are understood by the intended audience. Contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and the State Administrative Manual, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the State Department of General Services.
27.(a)Of the funds appropriated in this item, $300,000,000 is available to the State Department of Health Care Services to make grants to designated public hospitals in support of their health care expenditures.
(b)Grants made pursuant to this provision shall:
(1)Not constitute Medi-Cal payments or patient care payments.
(2)Not supplant or reduce any other financial obligations of the state toward designated public hospitals.
(3)Not be offset by the State for any purpose.
(4)Not be considered “revenue and other funds paid or payable for the fiscal year,” as such term is used in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 17612.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or “total revenues” as defined in paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 17612.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and as used in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 17612.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, for purposes of redirection of realignment calculations pursuant to Article 12 of Chapter 6 of Part 5 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(5)Be supplemental to all other funding for health care.
(c)The department shall distribute the direct grant funds made available in this provision pursuant to a methodology developed in consultation with the designated public hospitals. The methodology shall not require prospective or retrospective documentation of the use of the grants, nor shall the grants be subject to any reconciliation process.
(d)For purposes of this provision, “designated public hospital” has the meaning given in subdivision (f) of Section 14184.10 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(e)This provision shall be implemented only to the extent the department determines federal financial participation under the Medi-Cal program is not jeopardized.
(f)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific this provision by means provider bulletins or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
28.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $30,000,000 is available for the State Department of Health Care Services to provide funding for Kedren Community Health and Acute Psychiatric Hospital. Contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and the State Administrative Manual, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the State Department of General Services.
29.(a)Notwithstanding any other law, of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $7,478,000 is available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2022, for the State Department of Health Care Services to provide grants to qualified county mental health plans under the Behavioral Health Quality Improvement program for the purpose of maintaining sufficient specialty mental health services capacity for the foster care population, provided that the condition in subdivision (b) is met.
(b)A grant provided pursuant to this provision shall only be available if the State Department of Health Care Services, in consultation with the Department of Finance, determines that a Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program that has contracted with an applicable county mental health plan is no longer eligible for federal financial participation under the Medicaid program due to application of the guidance issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on September 20, 2019, entitled “Qualified Residential Treatment Programs and Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance Demonstration Opportunity; Technical Assistance Questions and Answers,” or similar federal guidance that is subsequently issued.
(c)The State Department of Health Care Services shall determine, in consultation with stakeholders including the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, the County Welfare Directors Association of California, and the Chief Probation Officers of California, the application process, eligibility criteria, and methodology for distribution of the grant funding pursuant to this provision.
(d)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the State Department of Health Care Services may implement, interpret, or make specific this provision, in whole or in part, by means of all-county letters, information notices, or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
(e)For purposes of implementing this provision, the State Department of Health Care Services may enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts, or amend existing contracts, on a bid or negotiated basis. Notwithstanding any other law, contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and the State Administrative Manual, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.
(f)This provision shall be implemented only if, and to the extent that, the State Department of Health Care Services determines that federal financial participation is not jeopardized.
(g)For purposes of this provision, the following definitions apply:
(1)“County mental health plan” shall mean an entity or local agency that contracts with the State Department of Health Care Services to provide covered specialty mental health benefits pursuant to Section 14184.400 and Chapter 8.9 (commencing with Section 14700) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(2)“Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program” shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision (ad) of Section 11400 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

SEC. 99.

 Item 4260-115-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4260-115-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Health Care Services, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
218,530,000
Schedule:
(1)
3960050-Other Care Services ........................
218,530,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Director of Finance may authorize the transfer of expenditure authority between this item and Item 4260-116-0890 in order to effectively administer the programs funded in these items. The Director of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 10 days of authorizing such a transfer. The 10-day notification to the Legislature shall include the reason for transfer and any potential fiscal effects on the program from which funds are being transferred or reduced.

SEC. 100.

 Item 4260-116-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4260-116-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Health Care Services, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
584,556,000
Schedule:
(1)
3960050-Other Care Services ........................
584,556,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Director of Finance may authorize the transfer of expenditure authority between this item and Item 4260-115-0890 in order to effectively administer the programs funded in these items. The Director of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 10 days of authorizing such a transfer. The 10-day notification to the Legislature shall include the reason for transfer and any potential fiscal effects on the program from which funds are being transferred or reduced.
2.
Contracts entered into or amended for federal grants included in this item, to address the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment, or recovery services, are exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Section 19130 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.

SEC. 101.

 Item 4265-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4265-001-0001—For support of State Department of Public Health ........................
177,295,000
Schedule:
(1)
4040-Public Health Emergency Preparedness ........................
4,218,000
(2)
4045-Public and Environmental Health ........................
1,493,189,000
(3)
4050-Licensing and Certification ........................
18,593,000
(4)
9900100-Administration ........................
55,459,000
(5)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−55,459,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 4045-Public and Environmental Health ........................
−1,325,791,000
(7)
Reimbursements to 4050-Licensing and Certification ........................
−12,914,000
Provisions:
1.
Except as otherwise prohibited by law, the State Department of Public Health shall promulgate emergency regulations to adjust the public health fees set by regulation to an amount such that, if the new fees were effective throughout the 2021–22 fiscal year, the estimated revenues would be sufficient to offset at least 95 percent of the approved program level intended to be supported by those fees. The General Fund fees of the department that are subject to the annual fee adjustment pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 100425 of the Health and Safety Code shall be increased by 14.6 percent. The special fund fees of the department that are subject to the annual fee adjustment pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 100425 of the Health and Safety Code may be increased by 14.6 percent only if the fund condition statement for a fund projects a reserve less than 10 percent of estimated expenditures and the revenues projected for the 2021–22 fiscal year are less than the appropriation contained in this act.
2.
Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 100450 of the Health and Safety Code, departmental fees that are subject to the annual fee adjustment pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 100450 of the Health and Safety Code shall not be increased for the 2021–22 fiscal year. This adjustment shall not be applied to fees established by subdivisions (f), (g), (m), and (s) of Section 1300 of the Business and Professions Code.
3.
The State Department of Public Health shall limit expenditures in this item to implement the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 7150) of Part 1 of Division 7 of the Health and Safety Code) to the amount of actual fees collected from tissue banks.
4.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $12,175,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, to support activities that promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as well as programs that seek to improve care, perform research, and train caregivers.
5.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $450,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023, to support infectious disease modeling activities.
7.(a)The State Department of Public Health, under the direction of the Director of Public Health, may enter into contracts, grants, or other agreements as are necessary for the conduct of the Richard Paul Hemann Parkinson’s Disease Program and may accept on behalf of the state, grants of public or private funds to the extent non-state funds are made available for its purposes.
(b)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $8,409,000 shall be available to expand the Richard Paul Hemann Parkinson’s Disease Registry to cover additional neurological diseases. These funds shall be encumbered by June 30, 2025.
8.Notwithstanding any other law, and upon approval of the Director of Finance, of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), up to $6,000,000 shall be available to support legal costs relating to the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response. The Department of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 10 days of authorizing an augmentation pursuant to this provision. The notification to the Legislature shall describe the reason for the augmentation.
9.Notwithstanding any other law, and upon approval of the Director of Finance, the amount appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be increased to adjust for federal reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for wildfires and related emergencies. The Department of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 10 days of authorizing an augmentation pursuant to this provision. The notification to the Legislature shall describe the reason for the augmentation.
10.Notwithstanding any other law, the State Department of Public Health may authorize the transfer of expenditure authority from this item to Item 4265-111-0001 to support Substance Use Disorder Response Navigator-related activities by the department.
13.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $3,000,000 shall be available to support a public health infrastructure study. Contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Section 19130 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and the State Administrative Manual, and are exempt from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.
14.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $2,000,000 shall be available to support the Biomonitoring Program of the State Department of Public Health to continue studying the negative impacts of chemical exposure on California residents.
15.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $2,280,000 shall be available to support the Office of Suicide Prevention.
(a)Contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision are exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. Section 19130 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, the State Administrative Manual, and the State Contracting Manual, and are exempt from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.
16.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $25,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until December 31, 2026, to support the All Children Thrive - California (ACT) program to prevent childhood trauma. The State Department of Public Health may enter into agreements with the State Department of Social Services and the Surgeon General for purposes of implementing this program. Beginning on January 1, 2022, the State Department of Public Health shall enter into a five-year sole source grant with Community Partners to lead a program focused on high-need cities and counties, designed to implement public health approaches to prevent childhood trauma and counter its effects. This grant shall be exempt from the requirements contained in the Public Contract Code and the State Administrative Manual, and from the approval of the Department of General Services. In conducting the program, Community Partners shall do the following:
(a)Partner with Public Health Advocates (PHAdvocates) to direct, develop, and implement the program goals, requirements, and standards. PHAdvocates shall partner with the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities (UCLA) to implement the program goals, requirements, and standards.
(b)Except where otherwise specified, and in conjunction with UCLA and PHAdvocates, perform the following activities, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1)Convene an Equity Advisory Group to guide the implementation of the ACT program. The advisory group may include state and local experts in trauma and equity-informed community programming and representatives from low-income communities and communities of color. The advisory group shall meet quarterly throughout the duration of the program.
(2)Conduct an awareness campaign about childhood trauma, including racism, and strategies to prevent and counter its effects.
(3)Recruit cities and counties to participate in the ACT program.
(4)Provide coaching and technical assistance to help cities and counties to establish strategies to prevent childhood trauma, counter its effects, and engage youth in the ACT program.
(5)Fund cities and counties that commit to participate in the ACT program cohort.
(6)Evaluate the impact of the ACT program activities and report findings and recommendations to the State Department of Public Health, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, and the Assembly Committee on Budget.
17.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,000,000 shall be available to support administration of the California Reducing Disparities Project.
18.(a)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $4,600,000 shall be available to support the Office of Oral Health, as established by subdivision (c) of Section 30130.57 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. The amount is intended as supplemental funding to provide total funding, from all fund sources, of $30,000,000 for this program, notwithstanding the reduction in Proposition 56 funds required by subdivision (h) of section 30130.57 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(b)In order to maximize transparency and efficiency in providing funding for the grant program, the Director of Finance may decrease or increase this item to ensure the amount provided in subprovision (a) conforms to the final determination of available Proposition 56 revenues made pursuant to subdivision (h) of section 30130.57 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
19.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,200,000 shall be available to support investments to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections. This item shall also be augmented by 7.0 positions to support these efforts. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025.
20.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $503,927,000 shall be available to support state efforts to respond to COVID-19. These funds are provided to the state by an Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity grant award from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260).
21.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $743,760,000 shall be available to support COVID-19 testing in schools. These funds are provided to the state from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2).

SEC. 102.

 Item 4265-001-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4265-001-0890—For support of State Department of Public Health, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
325,975,000
Schedule:
(1)
4040-Public Health Emergency Preparedness ........................
33,449,000
(2)
4045-Public and Environmental Health ........................
189,196,000
(3)
4050-Licensing and Certification ........................
103,330,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $84,713,875 shall be available for administration, research, and training projects. Notwithstanding Section 28.00, the State Department of Public Health shall report, no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter, under that section any new project over $400,000 or any increase in excess of $400,000 for an identified project.
2.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of expenditure authority from this item to Item 4265-111-0890 in order to reflect modifications in the use of federal public health emergency preparedness grants. Transfers pursuant to this provision shall not be approved sooner than 30 days after notification in writing is provided to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or no sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
3.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may augment this item in excess of the amount appropriated upon notice by the State Department of Public Health that additional funds are available pursuant to a United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response grant. Within 10 working days of authorizing that augmentation, the Department of Finance shall provide written notification of the augmentation to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees in each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
4.The Department of Finance may augment this item by up to $68,400,000 to support genomic sequencing and surveillance allocated from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2). The Department of Finance may adjust this amount if actual grant awards differ from public information available at the time of the development of the May Revision. The Department of Finance may adjust any item within the State Department of Public Health budget to reflect additional grant awards for this purpose provided to the state under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Augmentations pursuant to this provision shall not be approved sooner than 30 days after notification in writing is provided to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or no sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
6.The Department of Finance may augment this item by up to $357,027,000 to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring allocated from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2). The Department of Finance may adjust this amount if actual grant awards differ from public information available at the time of the development of the May Revision. The Department of Finance may adjust any item in Section 2.00 to reflect additional grant awards for this purpose provided to the state under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Augmentations pursuant to this provision shall not be approved sooner than 30 days after notification in writing is provided to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or no sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
7.The Department of Finance may augment this item to reflect additional grant awards provided to the state under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2). Augmentations pursuant to this provision shall not be approved sooner than 10 days after notification in writing is provided to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or no sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
8.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $6,300,000 shall be available to address COVID-19 health disparities among high-risk and underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minority populations, and rural communities. These funds are provided to the state by a grant award from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SEC. 103.

 Item 4265-111-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4265-111-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Public Health ........................
204,196,000
Schedule:
(1)
4040-Public Health Emergency Preparedness ........................
4,960,000
(2)
4045-Public and Environmental Health ........................
488,146,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 4045-Public and Environmental Health ........................
−288,910,000
Provisions:
1.
The Office of AIDS in the State Department of Public Health, in allocating and processing contracts and grants, shall comply with the same requirements that are established for contracts and grants for other public health programs. Notwithstanding any other law, the contracts or grants administered by the Office of AIDS shall be exempt from the Public Contract Code and shall be exempt from approval by the Department of General Services prior to their execution.
2.
The appropriation in this item for the Alzheimer’s Research Centers shall be used for direct services, including, but not limited to, diagnostic screening, case management, disease management, support for caregivers, and related services necessary for positive client outcomes.
3.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $12,325,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, to support activities that promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as well as programs that seek to improve care, perform research, and train caregivers.
4.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), up to $15,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, and may be allocated to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, Golden West Chapter, to provide a wraparound model of care for individuals diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their caregivers.
5.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,500,000 shall be available for additional support of community-based organizations that assist with sickle cell adults, mental or behavioral health, and increased real-time data for Medi-Cal managed care plan partners.
9.Notwithstanding any other law, of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $58,100,000 shall be available to support Phase II of the California Reducing Disparities Project until June 30, 2026.
10.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $11,800,000 shall be available to support HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infection, and harm reduction interventions. Of the funds appropriated in this provision:
(a)$2,700,000 shall support the Syringe Exchange Supply Clearinghouse.
(b)$3,600,000 shall support interventions to prevent and control sexually transmitted infections.
(c)$4,500,000 shall be available to support demonstration projects regarding HIV and aging. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025.
(d)$1,000,000 shall be available to support Hepatitis C Virus testing kits and related supplies as well as training. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2027.
11.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,000,000 shall be available to provide books to low-income children. Any amount of this funding may be transferred, with the approval of the Department of Finance, to this item for purposes of administering this program.
12.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $500,000 shall be available to support the Office of Suicide Prevention.
13.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $139,000,000 shall be available to support COVID-19 testing in schools. These funds are provided to the state from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2).

SEC. 104.

 Item 4265-111-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4265-111-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Public Health, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
1,334,062,000
Schedule:
(1)
4040-Public Health Emergency Preparedness ........................
52,595,000
(2)
4045-Public and Environmental Health ........................
1,281,467,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $57,826,000 shall be available for administration, research, and training projects. Notwithstanding Section 28.00, the State Department of Public Health shall report, no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter, under that section any new project over $400,000 or any increase in excess of $400,000 for an identified project.
2.
Any provisions in Item 4265-111-0001 that are relevant to this item shall apply to this item.
3.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may augment this item in excess of the amount appropriated upon notice by the State Department of Public Health that additional funds are available pursuant to a United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response grant. Within 10 working days of authorizing that augmentation, the Department of Finance shall provide written notification of the augmentation to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees in each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
4.The Department of Finance may augment this item to reflect grant awards from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2) for which the state is eligible. Augmentations pursuant to this provision shall not be approved sooner than 30 days after notification in writing is provided to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or no sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
5.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $13,000,000 shall be available to address COVID-19 health disparities among high-risk and underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minority populations, and rural communities. These funds are provided to the state by a grant award from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SEC. 105.

 Item 4300-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4300-101-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Developmental Services, for Regional Centers ........................
6,345,118,000
Schedule:
(1)
4140015-Operations ........................
1,043,090,000
(2)
4140019-Purchase of Services ........................
9,335,668,000
(3)
4140031-Early Start Family Resource Services ........................
2,003,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 4140015-Operations ........................
−322,136,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 4140019-Purchase of Services ........................
−3,713,507,000
Provisions:
1.
Upon order of the Director of Finance, the Controller shall transfer such funds as are necessary between this item and Item 4300-001-0001. Within 10 working days after approval of a transfer as authorized by this provision, the Director of Finance shall notify the chairpersons of the fiscal committees in each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the transfer, including the amount transferred, how the amount transferred was determined, and how the amount transferred will be utilized.
2.
A loan or loans shall be made available from the General Fund to the State Department of Developmental Services not to exceed a cumulative total of $807,246,000. The loan funds shall be transferred to this item as needed to meet cashflow needs due to delays in collecting reimbursements from the Health Care Deposit Fund. All moneys so transferred shall be repaid as soon as sufficient reimbursements have been collected to meet immediate cash needs and in installments as reimbursements accumulate if the loan is outstanding for more than one year.
3.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Director of Finance may authorize transfer of expenditure authority between Schedules (1) and (2) in order to more accurately reflect expenditures in the Early Intervention Program (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
4.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Director of Finance may authorize transfer of expenditure authority from Schedule (3) 4140031-Early Start Family Resource Services to Schedule (2) 4140019-Purchase of Services to more accurately reflect expenditures in the Early Start Programs.
5.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Director of Finance may authorize a transfer of up to $5,000,000 in expenditure authority from Schedule (1) to Schedule (2) to more accurately reflect yearend expenditures.
6.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $17,000,000 is appropriated for the purpose of increasing client program coordinator staff above the level currently employed as determined by the State Department of Developmental Services. Regional centers shall report annually to the department the number of staff hired with the additional funds and the effectiveness of these funds in reducing average caseload ratios. Additionally, regional centers shall provide justification, in a manner to be determined by the department, for the use of any funds to hire Program Coordinators who do not serve clients receiving services under the Home and Community-Based Services waiver.
7.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $46,000,000 is appropriated for the State Department of Developmental Services to establish new Alternative Residential Model rates based on a four-bed model. These rates, as established by the department, shall be adjusted upon application to the regional center. Regional centers shall report annually to the department the number of facilities receiving these rates.
8.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $15,000,000 is appropriated for the State Department of Developmental Services to allocate to providers based on demonstrated need to comply with the new Home and Community-Based Services regulations requirements that must be implemented by March 17, 2023. The funds will be allocated based upon application to the regional center and approval of both the regional center and the department. Regional centers shall report annually to the department the number of providers receiving these funds.
9.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $14,706,000 is appropriated to the State Department of Developmental Services to improve the employment rate of individuals with disabilities and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 106.

 Item 4300-101-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4300-101-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Developmental Services, for Regional Centers, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
78,765,000
Schedule:
(1)
4140015-Operations ........................
1,140,000
(2)
4140019-Purchase of Services ........................
34,069,000
(3)
4140027-Early Intervention Program ........................
43,556,000
Provisions:
1.
Upon order of the Department of Finance, the Controller shall transfer such funds as are necessary between this item and Item 4300-001-0890 in order to effectively administer the Early Intervention Program (Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1431 et seq.)).
2.
Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Department of Finance may authorize transfer of expenditure authority between Programs 4140015-Operations and 4140019-Purchase of Services in order to more accurately reflect expenditures in the Early Intervention Program (Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1431 et seq.)).
3.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $24,462,000 are one-time funds to supplement existing federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funding. Notwithstanding Section 26.00, the Department of Finance may authorize transfer of this expenditure authority between Programs 4140019-Purchase of Services and 4140027-Early Intervention Program in order to more accurately reflect expenditures in the Early Intervention Program (Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1431 et seq.)). These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until September 30, 2023 and for liquidation until January 28, 2024.

SEC. 107.

 Item 4700-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4700-001-0001—For support of Department of Community Services and Development ........................
1,630,000
Schedule:
(1)
4181-Energy Programs ........................
1,680,000
(2)
4185-Community Services ........................
50,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 4181-Energy Programs ........................
−50,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 4185-Community Services ........................
−50,000
Provisions:
1.
A loan or loans shall be made available from the General Fund to the Department of Community Services and Development not to exceed a cumulative total of $3,000,000. The loan funds shall be transferred to this item as needed to meet cashflow needs due to delays in collecting from federal funds. All moneys so transferred shall be repaid as soon as sufficient funds have been collected to meet immediate cash needs and in installments if the loan is outstanding for more than one year.
2.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $1,630,000 shall be available for administering the Low-Income Weatherization Program and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for support or local assistance, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2025.
3.Any transfer of funds from Item 4700-101-0001 to this item for the purposes of administering the Farmworker Resource Center grants as appropriated by paragraph 18 of subdivision (b) of Section 19.57 of this act shall be available for encumbrance, expenditure, and liquidation until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 108.

 Item 4700-001-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

4700-001-3228—For support of Department of Community Services and Development, payable from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ........................
750,000
Schedule:
(1)4181-Energy Programs ........................ 750,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Community Services and Development may transfer funds from this item to Item 4700-101-3228, upon approval of the Department of Finance.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance, expenditure, or liquidation until June 30, 2026.
3.The funds appropriated in this item shall not be subject to subdivision (b) of Section 15.14.

SEC. 109.

 Item 4700-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

4700-101-0001—For local assistance, Department of Community Services and Development ........................
23,370,000
Schedule:
(1)4181-Energy Programs ........................ 23,370,000
(2)
4185-Community Services ........................
5,000,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 4185-Community Services ........................
−5,000,000
Provisions:
1.The amount appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be expended for the Low-Income Weatherization Program and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, for support or local assistance, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2025.
2.Notwithstanding any other law, funds appropriated for weatherization services for low-income farmworkers in Schedule (1) shall be exempt from the requirement in subdivision (b) of Section 12087.6 of the Government Code that consultation shall occur at least three months prior to the release of a request for applications.
3.The $3,000,000 appropriation from the General Fund, as specified in paragraph 18 of subdivision (b) of Section 19.57 of this act, to the Department of Community Services and Development for Farmworker Resource Centers, may be transferred to this item, and shall be available for encumbrance, expenditure, and liquidation until June 30, 2024. Up to $500,000 shall be available for transfer to Item 4700-001-0001 to administer the program.

SEC. 110.

 Item 4700-101-3228 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:

4700-101-3228—For local assistance, Department of Community Services and Development ........................
14,250,000
Schedule:
(1)4181-Energy Programs ........................ 14,250,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be used for the Low-Income Weatherization Program Multi-Family Component.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, and shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2026.
3.The funds appropriated in this item shall be subject to the restrictions specified in Section 15.14.
4.Notwithstanding any other law, funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for weatherization services for the Low-Income Weatherization Program Multi-Family Component shall be exempt from the requirement in subdivision (b) of Section 12087.6 of the Government Code that consultation shall occur at least three months prior to the release of a request for applications.

SEC. 111.

 Item 5180-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-001-0001—For support of State Department of Social Services ........................
285,130,000
Schedule:
(1)
4270-Welfare Programs ........................
61,836,000
(2)
4275-Social Services and Licensing ........................
225,303,000
(3)
4285-Disability Evaluation and Other Services ........................
56,386,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 4270-Welfare Programs ........................
−1,681,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 4275-Social Services and Licensing ........................
−25,453,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 4285-Disability Evaluation and Other Services ........................
−31,261,000
Provisions:
1.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of funds from Schedule (2) of this item to Schedule (1), Program 4275019, of Item 5180-151-0001, Children and Adult Services and Licensing, in order to allow counties to perform the facilities evaluation function.
2.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of funds from Schedule (2) of this item to Schedule (1), Program 4275019, of Item 5180-151-0001, Children and Adult Services and Licensing, in order to allow counties to perform the adoptions program function.
3.
Nonfederal funds appropriated in this item that have been budgeted to meet the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families maintenance-of-effort requirement established pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) shall not be expended in any way that would cause their disqualification as a federally allowable maintenance-of-effort expenditure.
4.
Notwithstanding paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 1778 of the Health and Safety Code, the State Department of Social Services may use no more than 20 percent of the fees collected pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 1770) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for overhead costs, facilities operation, and indirect department costs.
5.
Upon request of the State Department of Social Services and the State Department of Health Care Services, the Director of Finance may authorize the transfer of amounts from Item 4260-101-0001, State Department of Health Care Services, to this item to fund the cost of the administrative hearing process associated with changes in aid or service payments in the Medi-Cal program. The Department of Finance shall report to the Legislature the amount to be transferred pursuant to this provision. The transfer shall be authorized at the time the report is made.
6.
Provision 1 of Items 5180-001-0270 and 5180-001-0279 also apply to this item.
7.
The Department of Finance and Department of Technology shall determine the appropriateness of maintaining funding for permanent positions included in this item for the Child Welfare Services-California Automated Response and Engagement System project during the development of the budget for the 2021–22 fiscal year or after implementation of the project is completed, whichever is later.
8.
The Department of Finance may increase expenditure authority in this item up to $500,000 to comply with the federal Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents rule.
9.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $11,291 is allocated for the external consulting and professional services associated with the design, development, and implementation of the Facility Management System project. This amount shall be augmented upon the Department of Technology’s Stage 4 project approval.
10.
Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Department of Finance, expenditure and position authority may be transferred between schedules within or between the following items for the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services: Items 6100-001-0001, 5180-001-0001, and reimbursements. The aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation increases provided under this item during the fiscal year may not exceed the aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation decreases. This provision supports the continuity of care in the programs transitioned from the Department of Education to the Department of Social Services.
11.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $9,000,000 is available for the State Department of Social Services to contract with a vendor to provide direct deposit to child care contractors, beginning January 1, 2022. Contracts awarded pursuant to this section shall allow for advance payment. The department is hereby authorized to provide advance payment in order to implement direct deposit to child care contractors. Contracts awarded pursuant to this section shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code. For purposes of this provision, the State Department of Social Services is exempt from the requirements of Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code and from the requirements of Article 6 (commencing with Section 999) of Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code. Funds provided pursuant to this provision are available for encumbrance until June 30, 2023.
12.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000 is available on a one-time basis for administrative and project support costs associated with Sections 19.56 and 19.57 of this act.

SEC. 112.

 Item 5180-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-101-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services ........................
3,547,239,000
Schedule:
(1)
4270010-CalWORKs ........................
1,261,146,000
(2)
4270019-Other Assistance Payments ........................
556,434,000
(3)
4270020-Child Care ........................
6,015,549,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 4270010-CalWORKs ........................
−368,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 4270020-Child Care ........................
−4,285,522,000
Provisions:
1.(a)
Funds appropriated in this item shall not be encumbered unless every rule or regulation adopted and every all-county letter issued by the State Department of Social Services that adds to the costs of any program is approved by the Department of Finance as to the availability of funds before it becomes effective. In making the determination as to availability of funds to meet the expenditures of a rule, regulation, or all-county letter that would increase the costs of a program, the Department of Finance shall consider the amount of the proposed increase on an annualized basis, the effect the change would have on the expenditure limitations for the program set forth in this act, the extent to which the rule, regulation, or all-county letter constitutes a deviation from the premises under which the expenditure limitations were prepared, and any additional factors relating to the fiscal integrity of the program or the state’s fiscal situation.
(b)
Notwithstanding Sections 28.00 and 28.50, the availability of funds contained in this item for rules, regulations, or all-county letters that add to program costs funded from the General Fund in excess of $500,000 on an annual basis, including those that are the result of a federal regulation, but excluding those that are (1) specifically required as a result of the enactment of a federal or state law or (2) included in the appropriation made by this act, shall not be approved by the Department of Finance sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or sooner than such lesser time after notification as the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
2.
Notwithstanding Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 18000) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, a loan not to exceed $500,000,000 shall be made available from the General Fund, from funds not otherwise appropriated, to: (a) cover the costs of a program or programs when the federal funds have not been received or funds in any subaccount within the Local Revenue Fund have not been deposited prior to the usual time for the state to transmit payment to the counties or (b) ensure cash disbursement needs in this item are met when abatements have not yet posted in time for disbursement. For this purpose, the Department of Finance may authorize an augmentation to this item to ensure cash disbursement requirements are met. This loan from the General Fund shall be repaid when the federal funds or the funds for any subaccounts within the Local Revenue Fund for the program or programs becomes available.
3.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0001 in order to fund the costs of the administrative hearing process associated with the CalWORKs program.
4.(a)
The Department of Finance is authorized to approve expenditures in those amounts made necessary by changes in either caseload or payments, including, but not limited to, the timing of federal payments, or any rule or regulation adopted and any all-county letter issued as a result of the enactment of a federal or state law, the adoption of a federal regulation, or a court action, during the 2021–22 fiscal year that are within or in excess of amounts appropriated in this act for that year.
(b)
If the Department of Finance determines that the estimate of expenditures will exceed the expenditures authorized for this item, the department shall so report to the Legislature. At the time the report is made, the amount of the appropriation made in this item shall be increased by the amount of the excess unless and until otherwise provided by law.
5.
Nonfederal funds appropriated in this item which have been budgeted to meet the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families maintenance-of-effort requirement established pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) shall not be expended in any way that would cause their disqualification as a federally allowable maintenance-of-effort expenditure.
6.
In the event of a declared disaster and upon county request, the State Department of Social Services may act in the place of any county and assume direct responsibility for the administration of eligibility and grant determination. The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of funds from this item and Item 5180-101-0890 to Items 5180-001-0001 and 5180-001-0890, for this purpose.
7.
Pursuant to the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Act (Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 10065) of Part 1 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code) and in accordance with the EBT System regulations (Manual of Policies and Procedures Section 16-401.15), in the event a county fails to reimburse the EBT contractor for settlement of EBT transactions made against the county’s cash assistance programs, the state is required to pay the contractor. The State Department of Social Services may use funds from this item to reimburse the EBT contractor for settlement on behalf of the county. The county shall be required to reimburse the department for the county’s settlement via direct payment or administrative offset.
8.
The Department of Finance is authorized to approve expenditures for the California Food Assistance Program in those amounts made necessary by changes in the CalFresh Program Standard Utility Allowance, including changes that result from midyear Standard Utility Allowance adjustments requested by the state and any adjustments necessary to maintain parity with federal program changes. If the Department of Finance determines that the estimate of expenditures will exceed the expenditure authority of this item, the department shall so report to the Legislature. At the time the report is made, the amount of the appropriation made in this item shall be increased by the amount of the excess unless and until otherwise provided by law.
9.(a)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $285,000,000 shall be available for housing supports for those families in receipt of CalWORKs for whom homelessness or housing instability is a barrier to self-sufficiency or child well-being pursuant to Section 11330.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b)Of the funds appropriated in this provision, $95,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(c)(1)Of the funds appropriated in this provision, $190,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(2)Upon order of the Director of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Housing Support Program.
10.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $10,000,000 is to augment the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program.
11.
The Department of Finance is authorized to approve expenditures in excess of the amounts appropriated in Schedule (2), upon notification from the State Department of Social Services, to replenish the State Emergency Food Bank Reserve.
12.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $42,432,000 shall be available to fund the assistance costs associated with continuing an extended foster care benefit assistance payment for any nonminor dependent who met eligibility requirements for the Extended Foster Care program, has lost their employment or has experienced a disruption in their education program resulting from COVID-19, and cannot otherwise meet any of the participation requirements, as described in All County Letter 20-45 and in federal letter ACYF-CB-PI-20-10, unless Stafford Act (P.L. 100-707) flexibilities for employment and education requirements, as described in PI-20-10, are rescinded prior to December 31, 2021. Additionally, to assist with housing stability, the funds shall be used to make monthly payments to, or on behalf of, any individual who attained 21 years of age while in extended foster care on or after April 17, 2020, through December 31, 2021. Payments shall be consistent with applicable rates for existing foster care placement settings.
(b)
As of December 27, 2020, the funds identified in subdivision (a) shall also be available for foster care maintenance payments following reentry to foster care of any individual who attained 21 years of age while in extended foster care on or after January 27, 2020, upon the signing of a voluntary reentry agreement and supervised placement approval. The State Department of Social Services shall issue instructions for counties and eligible individuals consistent with Public Law 116-260, as described in federal letter ACYF-CB-PI-21-04, including, but not limited to, processes to maximize the availability of federal financial participation for individuals aged 21 and 22 years old.
13.
Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Department of Finance, expenditure authority may be transferred between schedules within or between the following items for the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services: Items 6100-194-0001, 5180-101-0001, and reimbursements. The aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation increases provided under this section during the fiscal year may not exceed the aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation decreases. This provision supports the continuity of care in the programs transitioned from the State Department of Education to the State Department of Social Services.
15.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize a cash loan from the General Fund for cashflow purposes, in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000, under the following conditions:
(a)
The loan shall meet cash needs resulting from a delay in the receipt of reimbursements from the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) or the general child care program (CCTR) funds.
(b)
The loan shall be used for a short-term need and shall be repaid within 90 days of the loan origination date.
(c)
Interest charges may be waived pursuant to Section 16314 of the Government Code.
16.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $291,565,000 shall be allocated for Alternative Payment Program General Child Care and Migrant Child Care slots to expand child care access, with a priority for General Child Care slots serving children who are 0 to 3 years of age.
17.(a)As part of the transition of child care and development programs from the State Department of Education to the State Department of Social Services, the following requirements applicable to these programs have been shifted from Item 6100-194-0001 to Item 5180-101-0001 to support the transition:
(b)
Funds allocated for Resource and Referral, California Child Care Initiative, Quality Improvement, and Local Planning Councils shall be allocated to meet federal requirements to improve the quality of child care and shall be used in accordance with the approved California State Plan for the federal Child Care and Development Fund that is developed pursuant to the requirements of Section 10211.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(c)
Nonfederal funds appropriated in this item which have been budgeted to meet the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families maintenance-of-effort requirement established pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) shall not be expended in any way that would cause their disqualification as a federally allowable maintenance-of-effort expenditure.
(d)
Notwithstanding any other law, funds in accounts payable are available for alternative payment programs for actual and allowable costs incurred for additional services, pursuant to Section 10228.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. The State Department of Social Services shall give priority for the allocation of these funds for accounts payable.
(e)(1)
The State Department of Social Services shall conduct monthly analyses of CalWORKs Stage 2 and Stage 3 caseloads and expenditures and adjust agency contract maximum reimbursement amounts and allocations as necessary to ensure funds are distributed proportionally to need.
(2)Notwithstanding any other law or any other provision of this act, the Department of Finance may augment the appropriation for CalWORKs Stage 3 if the estimate of expenditures, as determined by the Department of Finance, will exceed the expenditures authorized in Schedule (3). The Department of Finance shall report any augmentation pursuant to this paragraph to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. At the time the report is made, the amount of the appropriation made in Schedule (3) shall be increased by the amount of the augmentation.
(3)An augmentation may be authorized not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity to exceed the limitations is provided to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or whatever lesser time the chairperson of the joint committee may determine. Any request made by the State Department of Social Services to augment the CalWORKs Stage 3 appropriation shall be approved only in order to cover increases in costs that are consistent with assumptions of this act. This provision shall not be construed to treat Stage 3 as an entitlement.
(f)
Notwithstanding any other law, the funds in Schedule (3) are reserved exclusively for continuing child care for the following families:
(1)Former CalWORKs families who are working, have left cash aid, and have exhausted their two-year eligibility for transitional services in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 10371 or Section 10372 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, respectively, but still meet eligibility requirements for receipt of subsidized childcare services.
(2)Families who received lump-sum diversion payments or diversion services under Section 11266.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and have spent two years in Stage 2 off of cash aid, but still meet eligibility requirements for receipt of subsidized childcare services.
(g)
Notwithstanding any other law, each local planning council receiving funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall meet the requirements of Section 10486 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to the extent feasible and to the extent data is readily accessible.
(h)(1)
Notwithstanding any other law, families shall be disenrolled from subsidized childcare services consistent with the priorities for services specified in subdivision (b) of Section 10271 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Families shall be disenrolled in the following order:
(A)Families with the highest income below 85 percent of the State Median Income (SMI) adjusted for family size.
(B)Of families with the same income level, those that have been receiving childcare services for the longest period of time.
(C)Of families with the same income level, those that have a child with exceptional needs.
(D)
Families with children who are receiving child protective services or are at risk of being neglected or abused, regardless of family income.
(2)Notwithstanding any other law, the implementation of paragraph (1) of this subdivision is not subject to the appeal and resolution procedures for agencies that contract with the State Department of Social Services for the provision of childcare services or the due process requirements afforded to families that are denied services specified in Chapter 19 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 1 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(3)The reimbursement for meals served in child care centers and homes shall be one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three ten-thousandths cents ($0.1853) per meal.
18.
Notwithstanding any other law, aid provided to a CalWORKs assistance unit for any month or partial month from March 1, 2020, until the operation of the 60-month time limit specified in Section 11454 of the Welfare and Institutions Code (Sec. 61, Ch. 11, Stats. 2020) that did not result in exceeding the federal time limits set forth in Section 608(a)(7) of Title 42 of the United States Code shall not be applied to the 48-month time limit described in subdivision (a) of Section 11454 of the Welfare and Institutions Code (Sec. 60, Ch. 11, Stats. 2020).
19.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $2,000,000 shall be available for a CalWORKs statewide promotional and media campaign. The purposes for which these funds may be shall include statewide media, information distribution, and advertisements through television, radio, social media, and strategic partnerships with community, philanthropic, and charitable organizations that are able to maximize reach to potentially eligible populations. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, allocations pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services, including provisions pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of the Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c)Notwithstanding Section 11546 of the Government Code, allocations made pursuant to this provision are exempt from review or approval by any division of the Department of Technology, upon approval of the Director of Finance.
(d)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer outreach for the statewide promotional campaign.
20.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $150,000,000 shall be available for the acquisition, construction, development, and renovation of child care facilities as outlined in Section 10310 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
21.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), up to $11,250,000 shall be available for the child nutrition program state match for the program.
22.(a)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $3,000,000 shall be available to train CalWORKs county staff on racial equity and implicit bias. The availability of these funds is contingent upon pending legislation detailing the program objectives, implementation design and timelines, data collection, and measurement of outcomes for the program.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, allocations pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services, including provisions pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of the Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c)(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer training on racial equity and implicit bias for CalWORKs county staff.
(2)Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
23.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,000,000 shall be available for the targeted age-based expansion of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) regardless of immigration status, pursuant to Section 18930 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
(2)Any transfer in excess of five percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
24.(a)Notwithstanding any other law, of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), up to $16,700,000 shall be available for temporary expansion of the Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program specified in Section 18945 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to support Afghan citizens and nationals admitted to the United States as humanitarian parolees under Section 1182(d)(5) of Title 8 of the United States Code on or after July 31, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
(b)The Department of Finance may augment this item for the purposes identified in subprovision (a) if the estimate of expenditures, as determined by the department, will exceed the funding authorized in subprovision (a). Any such increase shall be authorized not less than 10 days following written notification to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or a lesser period if requested by the department and approved by the chairperson or the chairperson’s designee.

SEC. 113.

 Item 5180-101-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-101-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
7,558,500,000
Schedule:
(1)
4270010-CalWORKs ........................
3,218,296,000
(2)
4270019-Other Assistance Payments ........................
1,535,894,000
(3)
42700020-Child Care ........................
2,804,310,000
Provisions:
1.
Provisions 1, 4, 6, and 7 of Item 5180-101-0001 also apply to this item.
2.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0890 in order to fund the costs of the administrative hearing process associated with the CalWORKs program.
3.
Upon request of the State Department of Social Services, the Department of Finance may increase or decrease the expenditure authority in this item to offset any increases or decreases in collections deposited in the Child Support Collections Recovery Fund and appropriated in Item 5180-101-8004. The Department of Finance shall provide notification of the adjustment to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 10 working days from the date of the department’s approval of the adjustment.
4.
Upon request by the Department of Finance, the Controller shall transfer funds between this item and Item 5180-151-0890 as needed to reflect the estimated expenditure amounts for counties receiving funds provided by the federal Families First Transition Act. The Department of Finance shall report to the Legislature the amount to be transferred pursuant to this provision. The transfer shall be authorized at the time the report is made.
5.
Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Department of Finance, expenditure authority may be transferred between schedules within or between the following items for the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services: Items 6100-194-0890, 6100-201-0890, 5180-101-0890, and reimbursements. The aggregate amount of appropriation increases provided under this section during the fiscal year may not exceed the aggregate amount of appropriation decreases. This provision supports the continuity of care in the programs transitioned from the State Department of Education to the State Department of Social Services.
6.(a)Notwithstanding any other law, the funds appropriated in this item, to the extent permissible under federal law, are subject to Section 10268.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b)Funds shall be allocated to meet federal requirements to improve the quality of childcare and shall be used in accordance with the approved California state plan for the federal Child Care and Development Fund that is developed pursuant to the requirements of Section 10211.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(c)Notwithstanding any other law, each local planning council receiving funds shall meet the requirements of Section 10486 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to the extent feasible and to the extent data is readily accessible.
(d)Funds appropriated in this item shall not be expended to develop or support new information technology projects unless approved by the Department of Finance and not sooner than 30 days after notification to the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(e)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $1,100,000 is for programs that expand training for providers to gain skills necessary to manage an early learning and care business.
(f)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $2,727,914 is available on a one-time basis to support grant activities for the federal Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Pub. L. 116-20).
(g)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $4,888,000 is available on a one-time basis for quality activities from federal Child Care and Development Block Grant funds appropriated prior to the 2020–21 fiscal year.
7.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (3), $10,000,000 is available for the MyChildCarePlan.org to support resource and referral (R&R) agency and county access until June 30, 2023, and the immediate transition of the consumer education web products to the Department of Social Services. Any requests to expand the MyChildCarePlan.org content management is subject to approval by the Department of Finance. A notification shall be provided to the Joint Legislative Budget Committees within 30 days after an authorized expansion. It is the intent for this system and the R&R users to transition to the Department of Social Services data landscape system once developed and implemented.

SEC. 114.

 Item 5180-111-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-111-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services ........................
8,478,842,000
Schedule:
(1)
4270028-SSI/SSP ........................
2,922,489,000
(2)
4275010-IHSS ........................
17,250,991,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 4275010-IHSS ........................
−11,694,638,000
Provisions:
1.
Provisions 1 and 4 of Item 5180-101-0001 also apply to this item.
2.
Notwithstanding Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 18000) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, a loan not to exceed $1,000,000,000 shall be made available from the General Fund from funds not otherwise appropriated, to cover the federal share or reimbursable share, or both, of costs of a program or programs when the federal funds or reimbursements (from the Health Care Deposit Fund or counties) have not been received by this state prior to the usual time for transmitting payments for the federal or reimbursable share of costs for this state. That loan from the General Fund shall be repaid when the federal share of costs for the program or programs becomes available, or in the case of reimbursements, subject to Section 16351 of the Government Code. County reimbursements also shall be subject to Section 16314 of the Government Code, which specifies the rate of interest. The State Department of Social Services may offset a county’s share of cost of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program against local assistance payments made to the county if the county fails to reimburse its share of cost of the IHSS program to the state.
3.
The Director of Finance may authorize the transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0001 in order to fund the cost of the administrative hearing process associated with changes in aid or service payments in the IHSS program. The Department of Finance shall report to the Legislature the amount to be transferred pursuant to this provision. The transfer shall be authorized at the time the report is made.
4.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2) of this item, $5,000,000 shall be available to the department to support development and statewide implementation of electronic forms and signatures, including translation of forms into all Medi-Cal threshold languages.

SEC. 115.

 Item 5180-141-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-141-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
1,543,043,000
Schedule:
(1)
4270037-County Administration and Automation Projects ........................
1,543,043,000
Provisions:
1.
Provisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 of Item 5180-141-0001 also apply to this item.

SEC. 116.

 Item 5180-151-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-151-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services ........................
2,796,185,000
Schedule:
(1)
4275019-Children and Adult Services and Licensing ........................
1,524,130,000
(2)
4275028-Special Programs ........................
1,616,425,000
(3)
Reimbursements to 4275019-Children and Adult Services and Licensing ........................
−344,370,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 4275028-Special Programs ........................
0
Provisions:
1.
Provision 1 of Item 5180-101-0001 also applies to this item.
2.
Notwithstanding Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 18000) of Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and pursuant to Section 30029.8 of the Government Code, a loan not to exceed $50,000,000 shall be made available from the General Fund, from funds not otherwise appropriated, to cover the federal share or reimbursable share, or both, of costs of a program or programs when the federal funds or reimbursements have not been received by this state prior to the usual time for transmitting state payments for the federal or reimbursable share of costs. The loan from the General Fund shall be repaid when the federal or reimbursable share of costs for the program or programs becomes available.
3.
The Department of Finance may authorize the establishment of positions and transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0001, in order to allow the state to perform the facilities evaluation function of the Community Care Licensing Division in the event the counties fail to perform that function.
4.
Nonfederal funds appropriated in this item that have been budgeted to meet the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families maintenance-of-effort requirement established pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) shall not be expended in any way that would cause their disqualification as a federally allowable maintenance-of-effort expenditure.
5.
The Department of Finance may authorize the establishment of positions and transfer of amounts from this item to Item 5180-001-0001 in order to allow the state to perform the adoptions function in the event that a county notifies the State Department of Social Services that it intends to cease performing that function.
6.
Funds appropriated in this item for the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program required by Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 16524.6) of Part 4 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be appropriately reduced by the Department of Finance to the extent any activities for which funding is included are also required by the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).
7.
Funds appropriated in this item for legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors and for immigration services in accordance with Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall be available for liquidation until June 30, 2027.
8.
Of the total amount appropriated in this item, up to $4,000,000 shall be available for a county-optional block grant program, for allocation to local agencies to fund activities the Commission on State Mandates identified as reimbursable state mandates in the Interagency Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation Reports (CSM-00-TC-22) mandate. A local agency that receives funding according to this item shall not be eligible to submit claims to the Controller for reimbursement under Section 17560 of the Government Code for any costs related to the reimbursable state-mandated activities identified in CSM-00-TC-22 incurred in the same fiscal year during which the local agency received funding according to this item. The State Department of Social Services, in consultation with the California State Association of Counties, shall develop an allocation methodology for the purpose of distributing these funds to participating counties. Block grant funding apportioned according to this item is subject to annual financial and compliance audits.
9.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $39,419,000 is for the support of activities related to the Child Welfare Services-California Automated Response and Engagement System (CWS-CARES) project. Expenditure of these funds is contingent upon approval of project documents by the Department of Finance and the Department of Technology. This amount may be augmented up to a maximum of $28,630,000 for project activities upon approval by the Department of Finance, in consultation with the Department of Technology. In providing approval, the Department of Finance shall consider verified satisfactory progress toward milestones associated with the CWS-CARES Product Roadmap, product adoption, and the roadmap change management process. Such an augmentation shall only be used to support an acceleration of planned project activities and shall not be used to increase total project costs. Any such augmentation shall be authorized no less than 30 calendar days following written notification to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or a lesser period if requested by the Department of Finance and approved by the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee.
(b)
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of funds appropriated for the CWS-CARES project in Schedule (1) to Item 5180-001-0001, for project-related activities, including, but not limited to, necessary personal services expenditures, interagency agreements, and contracts.
(c)
The State Department of Social Services, in coordination with other state entities and counties involved in the CWS-CARES project efforts, shall (1) provide stakeholders, counties, and the Legislature with monthly project status reports, including newly executed contracts, their purpose, and cost and (2) convene a regularly scheduled quarterly forum to provide project updates to stakeholders and legislative staff. The forums shall include updates on the progress of project development and implementation, expenditures incurred to date, significant issues and risks overcome in the prior quarter and presently being addressed, and upcoming project milestones and significant events.
(d)
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $100,000 is available to fund reimbursements to an Indian tribe, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 224.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or the tribe’s designee, for costs associated with participating with the State Department of Social Services to guide the development of an automated system used for Child Welfare Services. Notwithstanding any other law, the amount and manner of reimbursements shall be determined by the State Department of Social Services in written directives.
10.
The Department of Finance may authorize the transfer of funds appropriated in this item for activities related to implementation of the Resource Family Approval Program to Item 5180-001-0001 in order for the State Department of Social Services to perform these activities on behalf of counties. Funds shall only be transferred pursuant to this provision after consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association of California and consistent with written notification from the county or counties of the amount of funding to be transferred.
11.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $7,000,000 shall be available for contracts under the authority of Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code with organizations qualified pursuant to that chapter, to provide legal services to persons on California State University campuses. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, and liquidation until June 30, 2027. Use of these funds shall be reported in updates provided to the Legislature on the State Department of Social Services’ immigration programs.
12.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 shall be available for legal services pursuant to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, for, but not limited to, unaccompanied undocumented minors and other minors in removal proceedings, and current or past beneficiaries of federal temporary protected status, to be allocated at the discretion of the State Department of Social Services. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, and liquidation until June 30, 2027. Use of these funds shall be reported in updates provided to the Legislature on the department’s immigration programs.
13.(a)
Of the amount appropriated in this item, the State Department of Social Services may allocate no more than $30,000,000 to existing Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) providers under contract with the department, to nonprofit Feeding America members located in California or to a Feeding America partner state organization with the capacity to purchase and distribute food statewide in California. These funds are made available to mitigate any increases in food insecurity and administrative costs caused by the COVID-19 emergency and related economic recovery. These funds shall be allocated at the sole discretion of the department.
(b)
Notwithstanding any other law, the department’s allocation of these funds shall be exempt from the requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
(c)
The department shall inform the Legislature of the final allocation of funding available pursuant to this provision no later than August 1, 2022.
(d)
Notwithstanding the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the State Department of Social Services may implement and administer this provision without adopting regulations.
14.
The Department of Finance may increase the expenditure authority in this item to support unanticipated costs related to the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, subject to documentation provided by the State Department of Social Services explaining the need for the resources.
15.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $175,000,000 shall be available for the Housing and Disability Income Advocacy Program to increase participation among homeless persons with disabilities who may be eligible for disability benefits programs pursuant to Section 18999.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b)
Of these funds, $25,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(c)(1)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $150,000,000 shall be available for the Housing and Disability Income Advocacy Program pursuant to Section 18999.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(2)
Upon approval from the Department of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Housing and Disability Income Advocacy Program. Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
16.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $8,250,000 is to augment the Child Welfare Public Health Nursing Early Intervention Program.
(b)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $29,867,000 is to augment the Family Urgent Response System.
17.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $7,055,000 shall be available to fund the administrative costs associated with continuing an extended foster care benefit assistance payment for any nonminor dependent who met eligibility requirements for the Extended Foster Care program, has lost their employment or has experienced a disruption in their education program resulting from COVID-19, and cannot otherwise meet any of the participation requirements, as described in All County Letter 20-45 and in federal letter ACYF-CB-PI-20-10, unless Stafford Act (P.L. 100-707) flexibilities for employment and education requirements, as described in PI-20-10, are rescinded prior to December 31, 2021. Additionally, the funds shall be used to fund the administrative costs associated with monthly case management and to make payments to, or on behalf of, any individual who attained 21 years of age while in extended foster care on or after April 17, 2020, through December 31, 2021. Payments shall be consistent with applicable rates for existing foster care placement settings.
(b)
As of December 27, 2020, the funds identified in subdivision (a) shall also be available for foster care maintenance payments following reentry to foster care of any individual who attained 21 years of age while in extended foster care on or after January 27, 2020, upon the signing of a voluntary reentry agreement and supervised placement approval. The State Department of Social Services shall issue instructions for counties and eligible individuals consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260), as described in federal letter ACYF-CB-PI-21-04, including, but not limited to, processes to maximize the availability of federal financial participation for individuals aged 21 and 22 years old.
18.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $87,000 shall be available to eligible federally recognized Indian tribes or tribal agencies to purchase Live Scan machines and receive ongoing reimbursements for fingerprinting costs, other maintenance and operation items, or related activities necessary to enable the tribes or tribal agencies to complete background checks for the purpose of approving tribally approved homes for the placement of Indian children into foster or adoptive care pursuant to Section 10553.12 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b)
The funding in subdivision (a) shall be available to the tribes or tribal agencies currently approved by the Department of Justice to receive state and federal level summary criminal history information pursuant to Section 11105.08 of the Penal Code.
(c)
Of the funding in subdivision (a), the amount that each tribe or tribal agency can utilize for the purposes specified in subdivision (a) will be determined in consultation with, and subject to review and approval by, the State Department of Social Services.
19.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $352,524,000 shall be available for the Community Care Expansion Program to support individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These funds shall be contingent upon the passage of pending legislation detailing the program objectives, implementation design and timelines, data collection, and the measurement of outcomes for the program.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, of the funds appropriated in this item, $352,524,000 is available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024, by the State Department of Social Services to implement the Community Care Expansion Program to provide competitive grants to qualified counties and tribal entities for the acquisition and rehabilitation of adult and senior care facilities. Of the $352,524,000, $55,000,000 is for the capitalized operating subsidy reserve.
(c)The department shall determine the methodology and distribution of the funds appropriated in this provision to those counties and tribal entities it deems qualified.
(d)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific this item, in whole or in part, by means of information notices or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
(e)For purposes of this item, “tribal entity” means a federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, or urban Indian organization, as defined in Section 1603 of Title 25 of the United States Code.
(f)(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer the expansion of the Community Care Expansion Program.
(2)Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
20.(a)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $200,000,000 shall be available to the Long-Term Care Career Pathways Program to incentivize, support, and fund career pathways for In-Home Supportive Services providers, contingent upon the passage of pending legislation detailing the program objectives, implementation design and timelines, data collection, and measurement of outcomes for the program.
(b)(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer the expansion of the Adult Protective Services Program.
(2)Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
21.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $92,500,000 shall be available for the Home Safe program pursuant to Section 15771 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(b)
Upon approval from the Department of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Home Safe program.
22.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $150,000,000 shall be available for the Project Roomkey program.
(b)
Upon approval from the Department of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Project Roomkey program. Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
23.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $105,200,000 shall be available for the Rapid Response program as described in Chapter 5.7 (commencing with Section 13400) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(b)
In accordance with Section 1621(d) of Title 8 of the United States Code, this provision provides for services for undocumented persons.
(c)
Upon approval of the Department of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Rapid Response program.
(d)A written update shall be provided to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by April 1, 2022, on the services and support specified in this provision.
24.(a)(1)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $25,000,000 shall be available for immigration services funding for payment to entities under contract or grant pursuant to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code for services on behalf of clients involved in, applying for, or subject to, federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status and clients applying for naturalization to become a United States citizen, including coverage of filing fees. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(2)These funds may be used to conduct a formal evaluation of the services described in this subdivision (a).
(b)Of the amount appropriated in this item, $15,300,000 shall be available to provide legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors and for immigration services in accordance with Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(c)(1)
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $4,700,000 is provided for mental health assessments in support of undocumented minors arriving unaccompanied to the United States, and for navigation services to connect with existing services that support reunification and post-placement needs of undocumented minors arriving unaccompanied, including unaccompanied alien children as defined in Section 279(g)(2) of Title 6 of the United States Code, their sponsors, and the sponsor’s family members.
(2)
The State Department of Social Services shall allocate funding made available pursuant to this provision to qualified nonprofit providers or school districts, as determined by the department.
(d)All of the following apply to this provision:
(1)
Pursuant to Section 1621(d) of Title 8 of the United States Code, this provision provides for services for undocumented persons.
(2)Notwithstanding any other law, contracts or grants awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(3)Notwithstanding any other law, contracts or grants awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
(4)Notwithstanding the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the State Department of Social Services may implement and administer this provision without adopting regulations.
(5)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors.
25.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $92,500,000 shall be available for the Bringing Families Home Program pursuant to Section 16523.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(b)
Upon order of the Director of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Bringing Families Home Program.
26.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $3,000,000 shall be available for stipends for tribal social work students. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(b)
Notwithstanding any other law, contracts or grants awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c)Notwithstanding any other law, contracts or grants awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
27.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $35,000,000 shall be available for the California Guaranteed Income Pilot Program to provide funding to local county or city pilots, and to support research and evaluation of those pilots and projects. These funds shall be contingent upon the passage of pending legislation detailing the program objectives, implementation design and timelines, data collection, and the measurement of outcomes for the program.
(b)
Notwithstanding any other law, the funds appropriated for these purposes shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026, by the State Department of Social Services to implement Guaranteed Income Pilot Program grants.
(c)Pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 18997 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the State Department of Social Services shall determine the methodology of distribution of the funds appropriated in this provision to those cities or counties it deems qualified.
(d)For purposes of implementing this provision, the State Department of Social Services may enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts, or amend existing contracts, on a bid or a negotiated basis. Contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(e)Upon order of the Director of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the California Guaranteed Income Pilot Program.
29.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $30,000,000 shall be available for immigration services funding to implement the One California program.
30.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), $8,000,000 shall be available to fund case management support for asylees, also called the Enhanced Services Program for Asylees (ESPA).
31.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $222,446,000 shall be available for county prevention services activities consistent with the provisions of Part I: Prevention Activities Under Title IV-E, of Public Law 115-123, contingent upon the passage of pending legislation detailing program objectives, implementation design and timelines, data collection, and measurement of outcomes for these activities. These funds shall be available for encumbrance and expenditure until June 30, 2024.
32.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $139,206,000 shall be available to support enhanced care planning and assessment services, exceptional care and supervision needs for a child in a licensed setting, or other exceptional community, educational, or family supports that have been identified by a qualified individual or a child and family team, as necessary to meet the needs of a child in the least restrictive setting. The State Department of Social Services shall allocate funds through contracts with community-based providers or entities or through local assistance allocations to counties that support new or expanded programs, services, and practices that ensure the provision of the high-quality continuum of care that is designed to support foster children in the least restrictive setting, consistent with a child’s permanency plan.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in this provision, $120,000,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025. The availability of these funds is contingent upon pending legislation detailing the program objectives, implementation design and timelines, data collection, and measurement of outcomes for the program.
(c)(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer services related to the needs of foster youth with complex care needs.
(2)Any transfer in excess of five percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
33.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $182,000,000 shall be available to the State Department of Social Services for grants to existing Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) or Commodity Supplemental Food Program providers, members of the nonprofit organization Feeding America that are based in California, or members of the California Association of Food Banks, whose ongoing primary function is to facilitate the distribution of food to low-income households. The grants shall support one-time capacity enhancements that support the collection, storage, and distribution systems required to adequately serve the food insecurity needs of California, as well as enhancements to ensure the resilience of the emergency food delivery system during climate crises and disasters. Up to 5 percent of funds allocated for these grants may be used by the department, at its discretion, to procure and provide statewide system upgrades to improve the efficiency of the provider network’s food ordering, tracking, and reporting processes. The department shall allow investments for the use of grant funds awarded under this provision, including, but not limited to, improvements in the following areas:
(1)
Transportation
(2)Cold storage
(3)Warehouse equipment and supplies
(4)Technology
(5)External facility expansion
(6)Generation and storage of backup power
(7)Electric vehicles
(8)Charging stations
(9)Panel, wiring, and other necessary utility upgrades
(10)Other systems required to adequately serve the food insecurity needs of California
(b)
Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall establish an application process for the grants described in subdivision (a), which shall be exempt from the requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services. The department may, at its sole discretion, provide up to 75 percent of a grant award as cash in advance of actual purchases made by a grantee.
(c)These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
(d)(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the Emergency Food Capacity Enhancement & Climate Resilience Program.
(2)Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
34.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), the State Department of Social Services shall allocate $80,000,000 to existing The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) providers under contract with the department, to members of the nonprofit organization Feeding America that are located in California, or to a Feeding America partner state organization with the capacity to purchase and distribute food statewide in California. These funds are made available to mitigate any increases in food insecurity and administrative costs caused by the COVID-19 emergency and related economic recovery. These funds shall be allocated at the sole discretion of the department.
(b)These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(c)Notwithstanding any other law, the department’s allocation of these funds shall be exempt from the requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
(d)Notwithstanding the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the department may implement and administer this provision without adopting regulations.
35.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $30,000,000 shall be available to the State Department of Social Services to provide grants to the following organizations to provide diapers to low-income families with infants or toddlers:
(1)
Community Food Bank (Fresno, California)
(2)Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
(3)Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
(4)Help a Mother Out (located in the San Francisco Bay area of California)
(5)Orange County Food Bank
(6)Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
(7)Redwood Empire Food Bank
(8)Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County
(b)These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(c)Notwithstanding any other law, the department’s allocation of funds pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
36.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $42,000,000 shall be available to the State Department of Social Services to provide grants to community-based Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs that experienced added expenses and losses of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(b)The department shall develop a method for disbursement of the funds through contracts or grants, taking into account the lost revenue and additional expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(c)(1)Contracts awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(2)Contracts awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the review or approval of the Department of General Services.
37.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,700,000 shall be available for the Jewish Family Services SOVA Community Food and Resource Program in the City of Los Angeles, California, for the purpose of purchasing a building for a food bank.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, allocations pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
(c)The Jewish Family Services Food Bank shall expend the moneys provided through the contract no later than June 30, 2022.
38.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) $80,000,000 shall be available to provide a pandemic assistance payment not to exceed $1,500 per child to emergency caregivers, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 11461.36 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, resource families, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of 1517 of the Health and Safety Code, tribally approved homes, as defined in subdivision (r) of Section 224.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and juvenile court legal guardians receiving aid on behalf of an eligible individual pursuant to Sections 11363, 11386, or 11405 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, who received aid on behalf of a child, nonminor dependent, or nonminor former dependent between March 19, 2020 and June 15, 2021.
(b)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific this Item, in whole or in part, by means of information notices or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
39.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $50,000,000 shall be available for the purpose of increasing the number of child welfare social workers in emergency response services. The funding shall be used by a county child welfare agency to enhance its existing emergency response services, resulting in a net increase of staff for hotline and investigation functions. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025.
(b)The department shall develop, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association of California, a method for allocation of the funds which may take into account historical referral data and outcomes including, but not limited to, caseloads, timeliness to completing investigations, and the use of established risk and safety assessments.
(c)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific this Item, in whole or in part, by means of information notices or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
40.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $2,000,000 shall be available to provide funding for menstrual hygiene products for individuals served by the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. As a condition of receiving these funds, both parties shall provide quarterly reports to the department describing how funds are used. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, allocations pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
41.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $85,000,000 shall be provided on a one-time basis to county welfare agencies for child welfare services activities. The State Department of Social Services shall develop, in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association, the methodology for determining the amount to be provided to each county. As a condition of receipt, each county welfare department director shall provide a signed certification from the director of the child welfare agency that the funds received pursuant to this section will be spent on child welfare services activities.
42.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $70,000,000 shall be available for the Expansion of the Adult Protective Services Program.
(b)(1)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer the expansion of the Adult Protective Services Program.
(2)Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
43.(a)Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (2), up to $200,000 shall be available to compensate consumers participating in user testing for the BenefitsCal portal.
(b)Payments, as determined by the State Department of Social Services, made to individuals serving either as individual participants or as a participant on an advisory group or groups created by the State Department of Social Services or the California Health and Human Services Agency, or through a user-testing exercise through a contractor, for the purposes of this provision shall not be taken into account as income or resources, for purposes of determining the eligibility of that individual, or any other individual, for benefits or assistance, or the amount or extent of benefits or assistance, under any state or local program.
44.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $7,000,000 shall be available for enhancing the Child Welfare Training Program.
.
(b)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer the Child Welfare Training program.
(c)Any transfer in excess of 5 percent may be authorized pursuant to this provision not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor is provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time after that notification the chairperson of the joint committee, or the chairperson’s designee, may in each instance determine.
(d)Notwithstanding any other law, contracts or grants awarded pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from the personal services contracting requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
45.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $30,000,000 shall be available to the State Department of Social Services for grants to nonprofits or community-based organizations to provide services to victims of hate incidents, including, but not limited to, legal services, health care, mental health, victim’s compensation, or counseling. Notwithstanding any other law, the department may enter into agreements with the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs, or any other state agency for purposes of implementing this program.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, the department’s allocation of these funds shall be exempt from the requirements of Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and from the Public Contract Code and the State Contracting Manual, and shall not be subject to the approval of the Department of General Services.
(c)Notwithstanding the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the department may implement and administer this provision without adopting regulations.
(d)Upon approval from the Department of Finance, the funds appropriated in Schedule (1) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to administer the Child Welfare Training program.
(e)These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
46.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $10,000,000 shall be available for the C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot.
(b)Notwithstanding any other law, funds appropriated for these purposes shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2028.
(c)Upon order of the Director of Finance, funds appropriated in Schedule (2) for the purposes described in this provision may be transferred to Item 5180-001-0001 to implement and administer the C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program.
47.(a)Notwithstanding any other law, of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $10,375,000 is available for the State Department of Social Services to provide funding to eligible Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program providers for the purpose of maintaining sufficient capacity for the foster care population.
(b)The State Department of Social Services shall determine, in consultation with stakeholders, including the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, the County Welfare Directors Association of California, the Chief Probation Officers of California, and the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California, the eligibility criteria and methodology for distribution of the funding pursuant to this provision.
(c)Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the State Department of Social Services may implement, interpret, or make specific this provision, in whole or in part, by means of all-county letters, information notices, or other similar instructions, without taking any further regulatory action.
(d)For purposes of implementing this provision, the State Department of Social Services may enter into exclusive or nonexclusive contracts, or amend existing contracts, on a bid or negotiated basis. Notwithstanding any other law, contracts entered into or amended pursuant to this provision shall be exempt from Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 14825) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, and the State Administrative Manual, and shall be exempt from the review or approval of any division of the Department of General Services.
(e)For purposes of this provision, “Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program” shall have the same meaning as set forth in subdivision (ad) of Section 11400 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(f)The State Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the State Department of Health Care Services and the county placing agencies, shall provide written updates to the appropriate policy and fiscal staff of the Legislature on a monthly basis, commencing January 1, 2022, and through June 1, 2022. After June 1, 2022, these updates shall be provided on at least a quarterly basis. Subject to and consistent with state and federal confidentiality and privacy laws, these updates shall include the following information: (i) information on youth that transition from short-term residential therapeutic programs that are converting their facilities to 16 beds or less, including the placement or family they move to, and the specialty mental health services they are receiving in this new placement or family, based on claims submitted to the State Department of Health Care Services, (ii) information regarding the eligibility criteria and methodology for distribution of the funding specified in subdivision (b), (iii) data on the number of beds and individual facilities deemed institutions for mental disease and when this occurs for each affected entity, and (iv) the estimated federal financial participation that is foregone as a result of these conversions.

SEC. 117.

 Item 5180-151-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-151-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Social Services, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
1,976,858,000
Schedule:
(1)
4275019-Children and Adult Services and Licensing ........................
1,974,608,000
(2)
4275028-Special Programs ........................
2,250,000
Provisions:
1.
Provisions 1, 3, 5, and 9 of Item 5180-151-0001 also apply to this item.
2.
Upon request by the Department of Finance, the Controller shall transfer funds between this item and Item 5180-101-0890 as needed to reflect the estimated expenditure amounts for counties receiving funds provided by the federal Family First Transition Act (Sec. 602, P.L. 116-94). The Department of Finance shall report to the Legislature the amount to be transferred pursuant to this provision. The transfer shall be authorized at the time the report is made.

SEC. 118.

 Item 5180-492 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5180-492—Reappropriation, State Department of Social Services. The balances of the appropriations provided in the following citations are reappropriated for the purposes provided in those appropriations and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2022:
0001—​General Fund
(1)
Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for Child and Family Teams, allocated to Probation Departments
(2)
Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for Resource Family Approval, allocated to Probation Departments
(3)
Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for Level of Care Protocol Tool allocated to Probation Departments
(4)
Schedule (2) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program
(5)
Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018), as reappropriated by Items 5180-491 and 5180-492, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019), for the Home Safe Program
(6)
Schedule (1) of Item 5180-101-0001, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019), for the Housing Support Program
(7)
Schedule (2) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the COVID-19 Public Awareness and Community Outreach effort
(8)Schedule (2) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Housing for the Harvest (wraparound services and financial assistance for agriculture workers)
(9)Schedule (2) of Item 5180-101-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program
(10)Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program
(11)Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Family Urgent Response System
(12)Schedule (2) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Rapid Response Program
(13)Schedule (2) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the Wildfire Assistance for Immigrants Program
(14)Schedule (1) of Item 5180-151-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018), as reappropriated by Item 5180-492, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020) for the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program.

SEC. 119.

 Item 5225-016-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5225-016-0001—For support of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ........................
3,515,000
Schedule:
(1)4560-Parole Operations—Adult Community Based Programs ........................ 3,515,000
Provisions:
1.Notwithstanding Section 11019 of the Government Code, of the amount appropriated in this item, $3,348,000 shall be allocated in one advance payment to the Anti-Recidivism Coalition to expand its Hope and Redemption Team statewide and provide rehabilitative programming and reentry support to incarcerated people during and after incarceration.
2.Notwithstanding Section 11019 of the Government Code, of the amount appropriated in this item, $167,000 shall be allocated to the Anti-Recidivism Coalition to contract with a research entity that has experience evaluating in-prison rehabilitative programming to perform a program evaluation. This funding shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025.

SEC. 120.

 Item 5225-490 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5225-490—Reappropriation, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The amount specified in the following citations are reappropriated for the purposes provided for in those appropriations and shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024:
0001—​General Fund
(1)
$54,500,000 in Item 5225-001-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020), for the replacement of fire alarm systems and the repair of fire suppression systems at Mule Creek State Prison; Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility; and California State Prison, Sacramento.

SEC. 121.

 Item 5227-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

5227-001-0001—For support of Board of State and Community Corrections ........................
14,226,000
Schedule:
(1)
4940-Administration, Research and Program Support ........................
5,185,000
(2)
4945-Corrections Planning and Grant Programs ........................
1,672,000
(3)
4950-Local Facility Standards and Operations ........................
5,427,000
(4)
4965-County Facility Construction ........................
1,942,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000 is provided on a one-time basis for administrative and project support costs associated with Sections 19.56 and 19.57 of this act.

SEC. 122.

 Item 6100-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:

6100-001-0001—For support of State Department of Education ........................
107,069,000
Schedule:
(1)
5205010-Curriculum Services ........................
70,329,000
(1.5)5210048-After School Programs ........................ 1,653,000
(2)
5210066-Special Program Support ........................
36,718,000
(2.5)5210056-Transitional Kindergarten10,000,000
(3)
9900100-Administration ........................
58,580,000
(4)
9900200-Administration—​Distributed ........................
−58,580,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 5205010-Curriculum Services ........................
−8,272,000
(6)
Reimbursements to 5210066-Special Program Support ........................
−3,359,000
Provisions:
1.
Notwithstanding Section 33190 of the Education Code or any other law, the State Department of Education shall not expend funds to prepare a statewide summary of pupil performance on school district proficiency assessments or a compilation of information on private schools with five or fewer pupils.
2.
Funds appropriated in this item may be expended or encumbered to make one or more payments under a personal services contract of a visiting educator pursuant to Section 19050.8 of the Government Code, a long-term special consultant services contract, or an employment contract between an entity that is not a state agency and a person who is under the direct or daily supervision of a state agency, only if all of the following conditions are met:
(a)
The person providing service under the contract provides full financial disclosure to the Fair Political Practices Commission in accordance with the rules and regulations of the commission.
(b)
The service provided under the contract does not result in the displacement of any represented civil service employee.
(c)
The rate of compensation for salary and health benefits for the person providing service under the contract does not exceed by more than 10 percent the current rate of compensation for salary and health benefits determined by the Department of Human Resources for civil service personnel in a comparable position. The payment of any other compensation or any reimbursement for travel or per diem expenses shall be in accordance with the State Administrative Manual and the rules and regulations of the California Victim Compensation Board.
3.
The funds appropriated in this item shall not be expended for the development or dissemination of program advisories, including, but not limited to, program advisories on the subject areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, unless explicitly authorized by the State Board of Education.
4.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $206,000 shall be available as matching funds for the Department of Rehabilitation to provide coordinated services to disabled pupils.
5.
By October 31 of each year, the State Department of Education (SDE) shall provide to the Department of Finance a file of all charter school average daily attendance (ADA) and state and local revenue associated with charter school general purpose entitlements as part of the P2 Local Control Funding Formula File. By March 1 of each year, the SDE shall provide to the Department of Finance a file of all charter school ADA and state and local revenue associated with charter school general purpose entitlements as part of the P1 Local Control Funding Formula File. It is the expectation that such reports will be provided annually.
6.
On or before April 15 of each year, the State Department of Education (SDE) shall provide to the Department of Finance an electronic file that includes complete district- and county-level state appropriations limit information reported to the SDE. The SDE shall make every effort to ensure that all districts have submitted the necessary information requested on the relevant reporting forms.
7.
The State Department of Education shall make information available to the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the budget committees of each house of the Legislature by October 31, March 31, and May 31 of each year regarding the amount of Proposition 98 savings estimated to be available for reversion by June 30 of that year.
8.
Reimbursement expenditures pursuant to this item resulting from the imposition by the State Department of Education (SDE) of a commercial copyright fee shall not be expended sooner than 30 days after the SDE submits to the Department of Finance a legal opinion affirming the authority to impose such fees and the arguments supporting that position against any objections or legal challenges to the fee filed with the SDE. Any funds received pursuant to imposition of a commercial copyright fee may only be expended as necessary for outside counsel contingent on a certification of the Superintendent of Public Instruction that sufficient expertise is not available within departmental legal staff. The SDE shall not expend greater than $300,000 for such purposes without first notifying the Department of Finance of the necessity therefor, and upon receiving approval in writing.
9.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $1,011,000 is for dispute resolution services, including mediation and fair hearing services, provided through contract for special education programs.
10.
Of the reimbursement funds appropriated in this item, at least $612,000 is provided to the State Department of Education for the oversight of State Board of Education-authorized charter schools. The Department of Finance may administratively establish up to 2.0 positions for this purpose as workload materializes.
11.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $109,000 shall be for 1.0 position within the State Department of Education to support activities associated with the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund.
12.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, at least $852,000 and 6.0 positions are provided to support the Local Control Funding Formula administration pursuant to Chapter 47 of the Statutes of 2013. These funds and positions shall be used by the State Department of Education to support the apportionment of, and fiscal oversight of, funding pursuant to the Local Control Funding Formula.
13.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $115,000 and 1.0 position shall be available for the State Department of Education to support activities associated with charter school appeals as required under subdivision (j) of Section 47605 of the Education Code.
14.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $1,140,000 and 8.0 positions are provided to support the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula accountability system pursuant to Chapter 47 of the Statutes of 2013.
15.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $120,000 and 1.0 permanent position is provided to support implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula, such as providing unduplicated student counts, matching foster data received from the State Department of Social Services (SDSS), and meeting foster youth reporting requirements.
16.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $271,000 and 2.0 positions are provided to continue the development and maintenance of the state and federal accountability systems.
17.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $129,000 is provided to support 1.0 existing position for workload associated with school district reorganizations.
18.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $108,000 is provided to support 1.0 existing position to assist local educational agencies applying for a universal meal service program, pursuant to Chapter 724 of the Statutes of 2017.
19.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $128,000 is provided to support 1.0 existing position to complete additional education equity compliance reviews, pursuant to Chapter 493 of the Statutes of 2017.
20.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $252,000 shall be used to support the development and maintenance of a computer-based English Language Proficiency Assessment for California and a computer-based alternative English Language Proficiency Assessment for California for students with disabilities.
21.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $257,000 is provided to support 2.0 existing positions for the coordination of a centralized Uniform Complaint Procedures process and database to improve the administration and resolution of Uniform Complaint Procedures complaints and appeals received by SDE; to standardize Uniform Complaint Procedures policies, procedures, and templates departmentwide; and to provide a report by January 31 of each year with a summary of the number of days for completion of appeals by complaint type and program area, including the rationale for complaints that exceeded 60 days.
22.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $117,000 is to support activities associated with data collection and reporting required under the Districts of Choice program.
23.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $600,000 is provided to support 2.0 existing positions and workload related to school-based comprehensive sexual health education.
24.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $105,000 and 1.0 position are to support increases in emergency average daily attendance waiver requests.
25.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $452,000 is provided for 3.0 positions to support compliance workload within the State Department of Education’s Special Education Division.
26.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $275,000 and 2.0 positions are provided to support the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program and the K–12 component of the Strong Workforce Program. Availability of these funds is contingent upon the State Department of Education (SDE) fully supporting no fewer than 6.0 full-time regional program consultants in agricultural career technical education in the Agricultural Education Unit of the Career and College Transition Division using federal Perkins V Act funding. If the SDE is unable to support at least 6.0 full-time regional program consultants in agricultural career technical education with federal Perkins V Act funding, $142,000 and 1.0 position provided in this item to support the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program and the K–12 component of the Strong Workforce Program shall be redirected for that purpose. As a condition of receiving this funding, the SDE shall make information available to the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the budget committees of each house of the Legislature by October 31 of each fiscal year regarding the split of the federal Perkins V Act funding between the SDE and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. This information shall include, but is not limited to, the maximum set-asides allowable for state administration and state leadership activities, the minimum amount required for local program distribution, as well as a breakdown of how the SDE is utilizing the funds in each category.
27.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $142,000 is provided to support 1.0 position for the joint interagency resolution team and foster youth coordinated services pursuant to Chapter 815 of the Statutes of 2018.
28.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $77,000 is provided to support 0.5 existing position to update existing, and develop new, resources and strategies, and in-service teacher training to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students, pursuant to Chapter 775 of the Statutes of 2019.
29.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $77,000 is provided to support 1.0 position to provide appropriate language access in American Sign Language.
30.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $696,000 and 3.0 positions are available for the department to collect data to track the implementation of the changes for charter school petitions and renewals, pursuant to Chapter 486 of the Statutes of 2019.
31.
Of the amount provided in this item, $192,000 reimbursements is provided on an ongoing basis to support the administration of the California High School Proficiency Examination.
32.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $264,000 and 2.0 positions are provided to establish a state education disaster team to support activities related to disaster planning, preparedness, and response for schools as part of California’s Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery efforts.
33.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $336,000 and 3.0 positions are available to support new ongoing workload for the School Fiscal Services Division related to deferrals and average daily attendance changes pursuant to Chapter 24 of the Statutes of 2020.
34.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $136,000 and 1.0 position is provided to support workload related to creating a school emergency reporting system.
35.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $12,598,000 is provided to support 52.8 existing positions in the Nutrition Services Division, and 30.0 positions in the Early Learning and Care Division to support remaining early learning workload after the transition of child care programs to the Department of Social Services.
36.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $376,000 and 3.0 positions are provided to support increased workload in the Accounting Office.
37.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,200,000 is provided on a one-time basis for litigation costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
38.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $3,403,000 is provided to support existing authorized administrative positions.
39.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $2,960,000 is provided to support existing authorized administrative positions.
40.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $700,000 is provided to support 5.0 new positions and 1.0 existing position for the State Department of Education to establish the Office of School-Based Health.
41.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $250,000 and 1.0 permanent position are provided to establish the California Computer Science Coordinator. The coordinator shall provide statewide coordination in implementing the computer science content standards developed pursuant to Section 60605.4 of the Education Code and lead the implementation of the computer science strategic implementation plan adopted by the State Board of Education. The State Department of Education shall provide a status update on the recruitment and hiring of the coordinator to the Department of Finance by March 15, 2022.
42.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $530,000 and 3.5 positions are available in the 2021–22 fiscal year, $538,000 and 3.5 positions are available in the 2022–23 and 2023–24 fiscal years, and $425,000 and 2.5 positions are available thereafter to support workload associated with expanded Transitional Kindergarten programs.
43.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $294,000 and 2.0 positions are available in the 2021–22 fiscal year, and $280,000 and 2.0 positions are available thereafter, to support early learning workload in the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services Division.
44.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,697,000 and 3.0 positions are available in fiscal year 2021–22, and $1,670,000 and 3.0 positions are available thereafter, to support early learning workload in the Early Learning and Care Division.
45.Of the fund