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

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Date Published: 09/13/2021 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 13, 2021
Passed  IN  Senate  September 09, 2021
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 09, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  September 07, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 170


Introduced by Senator Skinner

January 08, 2021


An act to amend the Budget Act of 2021 (Chapters 21 and 69 of the Statutes of 2021) by amending Items 0250-101-0932, 0250-111-0001, 0250-301-0660, 0509-001-0001, 0509-102-0001, 0511-001-0001, 0540-001-0001, 0540-101-0001, 0540-101-6088, 0555-101-0001, 0650-001-0001, 0650-101-0001, 0650-162-8506, 0650-163-8506, 0690-001-0001, 0690-101-0001, 0820-001-0001, 0820-101-0001, 0890-001-0228, 1115-001-3288, 2665-004-6043, 2740-004-0001, 3340-001-0001, 3360-001-0465, 3360-005-0001, 3360-101-0001, 3360-105-0001, 3480-001-0001, 3540-001-0001, 3560-162-8506, 3600-006-0001, 3600-007-0001, 3640-101-0001, 3790-001-0001, 3790-492, 3830-001-0001, 3860-001-0001, 3860-101-0001, 3860-301-0001, 3900-001-0115, 3900-101-0001, 3900-101-0115, 3940-106-0001, 3960-490, 4100-001-0001, 4170-101-0890, 4260-101-0001, 4260-115-0890, 4260-116-0890, 4265-001-0001, 4265-001-0890, 4265-111-0001, 4265-111-0890, 4300-101-0001, 4300-101-0890, 4700-001-0001, 4700-101-0001, 5180-001-0001, 5180-101-0001, 5180-101-0890, 5180-111-0001, 5180-141-0890, 5180-151-0001, 5180-151-0890, 5180-492, 5225-016-0001, 5225-490, 5227-001-0001, 6100-001-0001, 6100-001-0890, 6100-062-0890, 6100-067-0890, 6100-134-0890, 6100-135-0890, 6100-137-0890, 6100-149-0890, 6100-163-0890, 6100-194-0001, 6100-195-0890, 6100-196-0001, 6100-197-0890, 6100-203-0001, 6100-488, 6120-011-0001, 6120-211-0890, 6120-213-0001, 6120-217-0001, 6120-219-0001, 6360-001-0407, 6440-001-0001, 6440-005-0001, 6600-001-0001, 6610-001-0001, 6870-101-0001, 6980-101-0001, 6980-162-8506, 7120-101-0001, 7120-490, 7120-491, 7350-001-0001, 7350-001-0223, 7350-001-0890, 7600-001-0001, 7730-001-0001, 7760-311-0001, 8260-001-0001, 8260-001-0890, 8260-101-0890, 8570-002-0001, 8570-101-0001, 8570-102-0001, 8955-001-0890, and 9210-101-0001 of, adding Items 0509-112-0001, 0521-103-0001, 0555-102-0001, 0977-001-0001, 0977-490, 1111-015-0001, 2665-001-9331, 2665-492, 3125-001-0001, 3125-002-0001, 3340-301-0001, 3480-101-0001, 3480-102-0001, 3540-101-0001, 3540-101-3228, 3540-102-0001, 3600-005-0001, 3640-102-0001, 3640-301-0001, 3760-001-0001, 3760-102-0001, 3760-103-0001, 3790-001-0001, 3790-005-0001, 3790-102-0001, 3810-101-0001, 3810-102-0001, 3810-103-0001, 3825-101-0001, 3825-102-0001, 3825-103-0001, 3830-301-0001, 3835-101-0001, 3845-101-0001, 3845-102-0001, 3845-103-0001, 3850-101-0001, 3855-101-0001, 3855-102-0001, 3860-102-0001, 3875-101-0001, 3900-102-3228, 3940-002-0001, 3970-011-0001, 3970-101-0001, 3970-101-3228, 3970-102-0133, 3970-493, 4700-001-3228, 4700-101-3228, 6100-178-0890, 6100-202-0001, 8260-491, and 8570-101-3228 to, and repealing Items 0559-162-8506, 3360-004-0001, 6100-190-0001, and 6100-194-0890 of Section 2.00 of, amending Sections 11.95, 19.56, 19.57, 39.00, and 99.50 of, and adding Section 28.10 to, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 170, Skinner. Budget Act of 2021.
The Budget Act of 2021 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2021–22 fiscal year.
This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2021 by amending, adding, and repealing items of appropriation and making other changes.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Item 0250-101-0932 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $2,583,000 and 11.7 positions are provided to support early learning workload.
46.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $6,000 in one-time carryover funds is available for the Office of Head Start, and may be transferred between Item 5180-001-0001 and this item, upon approval of the Department of Finance.
47.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $163,000 is provided on a one-time basis to support an existing position at the State Department of Education to select and collaborate with a lead partner on the development of an online LGBTQ+ cultural competency training platform.
48.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $160,000 is provided on a one-time basis to contract with an LGBTQ+ organization to serve as the lead partner to the State Department of Education in the development of an online LGBTQ+ cultural competency training platform. The selected lead partner must have demonstrated experience in both of the following areas:
(a)Improving school climate for LGBTQ+ youth and advancing policies to support LGBTQ+ youth in California, including rural, suburban, and urban communities.
(b)Creating and conducting LGBTQ+ cultural competency training programs in rural, suburban, and urban communities with the goal of improving the institutions that serve LGBTQ+ communities.
49.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $275,000 is provided on a one-time basis for the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the lead partner selected pursuant to Provision 48 of this item, to establish an advisory committee to inform the development and content of the LGBTQ+ cultural competency training curriculum to assure that it is culturally competent, comprehensive, and meets the needs of LGBTQ+ students, families, and teachers. The advisory committee shall consist of representatives from no more than 20 nonprofit organizations representing LGBTQ+ or at-risk youth and students. Of the amount provided, up to $10,000 shall be made available to each organization selected to serve on the advisory committee to cover participation costs.
50.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $143,000 and 1.0 position are available for a Medi-Cal billing coordinator to serve as a liaison with the State Department of Health Care Services, stakeholders, and others with respect to Medi-Cal billing options, the school-based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program, and medically necessary federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Benefits.
51.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $467,000 and 4.0 positions are provided for the School Fiscal Services Division to support workload related to state apportionment calculations, review of average daily attendance waivers, technical assistance, and implementation of grant programs.
52.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,900,000 and 29.5 positions are available in the 2022–23 and 2023–24 fiscal years for workload related to implementing a universal school meals program.
53.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $1,653,000 and 14.0 positions are provided for the Expanded Learning Division to provide students in classroom-based instructional programs with access to comprehensive after school and intersessional expanded learning opportunities.
54.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $130,000 and 1.0 position is provided to support implementation of the Standardized Account Code Structure web-based application.
55.Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $286,000 and 2.0 positions are provided to support professional development programs, including, but not limited to, the National Board Certification Incentive Grant, the Educator Effectiveness Block Grant, Professional Development on Social Emotional Learning and Trauma Informed Practices, Professional Development for Reading Instruction and Intervention, Training for Youth Mental and Behavioral Health, and other teacher professional development.
56.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $286,000 and 2.0 positions are provided to support the implementation of the universal meals program.
57.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $561,000 and 4.0 positions are provided to the School Fiscal Services Division for work related to the Expanded Learning and Transitional Kindergarten Programs.
58.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $425,000 and 3.0 positions are provided for additional new formula-driven program implementation.
59.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $155,000 and 1.0 position are provided to the Technology Services Division for Transitional Kindergarten average daily attendance data collection.
60.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $241,000 and 2.0 positions are provided to support the Community Schools Partnership Grant Program.
61.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $143,000 and 1.0 position are provided to support the California Healthy Kids Survey and social-emotional learning professional development.
62.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $143,000 and 1.0 position are provided for the Early Learning and Care Division to address increased workload in the California State Preschool Program.
63.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $130,000 and 1.0 position are provided for the Fiscal and Administrative Services Division to address increased workload in the California State Preschool Program.
64.Of the amount provided in Schedule (2), $6,000,000 is available for the State Department of Education to contract with a vendor to provide direct deposit to State Preschool contractors, beginning January 1, 2022. Contracts awarded pursuant to this provision shall allow for advance payment, and the department is hereby authorized to provide advance payment in order to implement direct deposit to State Preschool contractors. 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. For purposes of this provision, the department 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 through June 30, 2023.
65.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2.5), $10,000,000 is provided in one-time funds to update the California Preschool Learning Foundations by January, 2023 to reflect a prekindergarten year prior to kindergarten enrollment, including transitional kindergarten in a school setting, which shall include rest, play, and other developmentally critical factors, and to develop curriculum and educator resources to implement those standards. These funds shall be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2024.
66.Of the reimbursement funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $544,000 in one-time carryover funds is available in the 2021-22 fiscal year to support the Preschool Development Grant program.

SEC. 123.

 Item 6100-001-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-001-0890—For support of State Department of Education, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
190,333,000
Schedule:
(1)
5205010-Curriculum Services ........................
143,369,000
(2)
5210066-Special Program Support ........................
46,964,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item include federal Perkins V Act funds for the current fiscal year to be transferred to community colleges by means of interagency agreements. These funds shall be used by community colleges for the administration of career technical education programs.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $96,000 is available to the Advisory Commission on Special Education for the in-state travel and operational expenses of the commissioners and the secretary to the commission.
3.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $318,000 shall be used to provide training in culturally nonbiased assessment and specialized language skills to special education teachers.
4.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $16,824,000, of which $3,310,000 is available on a one-time basis, is for dispute resolution services, including mediation and fair hearing services, provided through contract for the special education programs. The State Department of Education shall ensure the quarterly reports that the contractor submits on the results of its dispute resolution services reflect year-to-date data and final yearend data, includes the same information as required by Section 56504.5 of the Education Code, and includes the following information:
(a)
The total number of cases won by each side.
(b)
The number of issues decided in favor of each side in split decisions.
(c)
The number of cases in which schools and parents were represented by attorneys.
(d)
The number of requests for due process initiated by parents that were dismissed for insufficiency.
(e)
The number of pupils of color who accessed the system.
(f)
The number of non-English-speaking people who used the system.
(g)
The length of each hearing.
(h)
The number of hearing requests initiated by parents.
(i)
The number of hearing requests initiated by school districts.
(j)
The school district of each parent-initiated request for due process.
(k)
The issues, within special education, that generated due process hearing requests during the quarter.
(l)
The disabilities that generated due process hearing requests during the quarter.
(m)
The age groups (preschool, primary, junior high, high school) that generated hearing requests.
(n)
The number of requests received during the quarter.
(o)
The number of hearing decisions that were appealed to a court during the quarter.
(p)
The number of cases that were completely resolved in mediation by agreement.
(q)
The number of cases that were completely resolved in a mandatory resolution session.
5.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $443,000 is for 3.0 positions within the State Department of Education for increased monitoring associated with educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services for emotionally disturbed pupils, required by an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.).
6.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $2,506,000 shall be available for the administration of 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs.
7.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $308,000 is available from federal Title II funds for an interagency agreement with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to support teacher misassignment monitoring activities.
8.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $945,000 is available from federal Title II funds to support Title II-related priorities identified in the California State Plan adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).
9.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $6,636,000 is for the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), which is to meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95) and Chapter 1002 of the Statutes of 2002. These funds are payable from the Federal Trust Fund to the State Department of Education (SDE). Of this amount, $5,641,000 is federal Title I, Part B funds and $995,000 is federal Title II funds. These funds are provided for the following purposes: $3,254,000 for systems housing and maintenance; $908,000 for costs associated with necessary system activities; $790,000 for SDE staff; and $710,000 for various other costs, including hardware and software costs, indirect charges, Department of General Services charges, and operating expenses and equipment. As a further condition of receiving these funds, the SDE shall not add additional data elements to CALPADS, require local educational agencies to use the data collected through the CALPADS for any purpose, or otherwise expand or enhance the system beyond the data elements and functionalities that are identified in the most current approved Feasibility Study and Special Project Reports and the CALPADS Data Guide v4.1. In addition, $974,000 is for SDE data management staff responsible for fulfilling certain federal requirements not directly associated with CALPADS.
10.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $800,000 of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds is available for the State Department of Education to provide oversight and technical assistance for local educational agencies as the responsibility for overseeing educationally related mental health services transitions from county mental health agencies to special education local plan areas and to develop resources and provide technical assistance to local educational agencies for implementation of the federally required State Systemic Improvement Plan.
11.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, at least $501,000 federal Title I, Part C, Migrant Education funds and 3.0 positions are provided for oversight and coordination of the State Parent Advisory Council, identification of qualifying program participants, and collecting and linking student data.
12.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $639,000 in federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds shall be available to the State Department of Education for warehouse costs related to providing accessible instructional materials to local educational agencies.
13.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,470,000 shall be available to support local Early Head Start services under the Early Head Start—​Child Care Partnership Grant, consistent with the plan approved by the Department of Finance. This funding is available on a limited-term basis until June 30, 2024.
14.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $625,000 is available for 5.0 existing positions to establish and support a litigation unit within the State Department of Education’s Special Education Division.
15.
Of the amount provided in Schedule (1), $381,000 is available for 2.0 existing positions in the Student Achievement and Support Division to support the work of the State Department of Education, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, lead county offices of education, and stakeholders to inform the work of agencies within the statewide system of support pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52073 of the Education Code.
16.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $138,000 in federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds is provided for 1.0 position to fulfill reporting requirements on the use of behavioral restraints and seclusion, pursuant to Chapter 998 of the Statutes of 2018.
17.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $150,000 in federal Title II funds and 1.0 position is available for the State Department of Education to administer the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy, in consultation with the State Board of Education and in collaboration with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
18.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $612,000 is available to support training, technical assistance, and oversight of selected local educational agencies receiving the Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education Grants. This funding is available on a limited-term basis until June 30, 2024.
19.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,639,000 shall be reserved for the professional development of private school teachers and administrators as required by Title II of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6601 et seq.). This amount reflects the availability of $1,209,000 ongoing federal Title II funds and $430,000 ongoing federal Title IV funds.
20.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $207,000 and 1.5 positions are available for homeless student coordinators.
21.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $442,000 federal Title IV funds is available to support administration and compliance monitoring of the federal Title IV grant activities and review of local control accountability plan federal addenda.
22.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $292,000 and 1.0 position is available for the administration of the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant.
23.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $116,000 and 1.0 position is available for the State Department of Education to collect the data necessary to fulfill the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95) requirement that local educational agencies annually report schoollevel, per-pupil expenditures.
24.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $420,000 in carryover is available in the 2021–22 fiscal year to provide mental health training programs for students and staff through Project Cal-STOP (Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing) School Violence.
25.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $500,000 federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds shall be available for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to, pursuant to a competitive process and in consultation with and subject to the approval of the executive director of the State Board of Education, contract for a study with a nongovernmental research institution or institution of higher education that examines special education nonpublic school or agency (NPS/A) placements in the manner and for the purposes set forth in this provision.
(a)
The study shall be an examination of nonpublic school placements for students with exceptional needs, ages 3 to 21, inclusive, and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1)
An evaluation of how California compares to other states in serving students with complex support needs through specialized schools and contract services such as nonpublic schools and agencies.
(2)
An analysis of both in-state and out-of-state NPS/A placements of California students with disabilities, including student’s educational placement prior to NPS/A placement and whether they were involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
(3)
An evaluation of the process used and the factors considered by Individualized Educational Program teams in determining appropriate placements, including the use of legal advocates and assessments to inform placement decisions.
(4)
An analysis of student outcomes in NPS/A placements, including attendance and engagement, measures of behavior and social functioning, and parent or guardian satisfaction.
(5)
An evaluation of the education certification process for nonpublic schools, including monitoring and oversight activities at both the state and local levels to support ongoing quality services and supports for students.
(6)
An analysis of how to improve interagency coordination between the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services in certifying and monitoring the educational program and residential program components of NPS/As at the state and local levels.
(b)In conducting the study the contracted entity shall consult with representatives from nonpublic schools and agencies, local educational agencies, appropriate county and state agencies, and legislative staff.
(c)
On or before October 1, 2023, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall provide the chairs of the relevant policy committees and budget subcommittees of the Legislature, the executive director of the State Board of Education or their designee, and the Director of Finance with a report that details the results of the study in the areas specified in subdivision (a).
(d)
The amount appropriated for purposes of this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
26.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $371,000 in one-time federal carryover is available to support the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program.
27.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $203,000 in one-time federal carryover is available for state-level support of the Project Cal-Well program.
28.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,437,000 in one-time federal carryover is available for the professional development of private school teachers and administrators as required by Title II of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. 6601 et seq.).
29.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $250,000 of one-time federal Title III carryover is available to develop a standardized English Learner reclassification teacher observation protocol pursuant to Section 313.3 of the Education Code.
30.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $136,000 of federal Title I, Part C funds and 1.0 positions is provided for the State Department of Education to develop enhancements for system-to-system interoperability between the Migrant Student Information Network and the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.
31.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,944,000 is available on a one-time basis for state administrative expenses related to administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
32.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $2,573,000 is available on a one-time basis for state administrative expenses related to administering child nutrition program emergency operating costs, pursuant to Section 722 of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260).
35.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $300,000 in one-time federal carryover is available for the administration of the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant program.
36.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $1,508,000 of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds, of which $215,000 is available on a one-time basis, and 6.0 positions shall be available to address special education complaints and perform court-ordered special education monitoring of local educational agencies.
37.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $750,000 of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds shall be available on a one-time basis to purchase special education monitoring software.
38.Of the amount provided in Schedule (1), $282,000 is available to support 2.0 positions in the Rural Education and State Support Office to conduct federal program monitoring of, and to provide technical assistance to, local educational agency recipients of the Title IV, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant.
39.Of the amount provided in Schedule (1), $391,000 is available for 3.0 positions in the School Fiscal Services Division and $143,000 is available for 1.0 position in the Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division to support the identification of schools who are eligible for comprehensive support and improvement in the allocation of funding to local educational agencies that serve the identified schools pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P. L. 114-95).
40.Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $1,195,000 federal Title I funds is available to support monitoring and evaluation of the use of funds by local educational agencies receiving an allotment pursuant to Section 1003 of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).
41.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $300,000 is available for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to, on or before May 1, 2022, contract, through a competitive process, with an institution of higher education or a nongovernmental organization with expertise in Individualized Education Program (IEP) facilitation and alternative dispute resolution in special education in California to develop the model for an IEP Facilitation Network. The model developed shall delineate policies and procedures to ensure that the IEP facilitation services are provided by neutral, trained facilitators in compliance with relevant state and federal law. These funds are subject to a maximum of 8 percent indirect cost rate for the contracted entity under this provision. In performing this work, the contracted entity shall do all of the following:
(1)Solicit stakeholder input to inform the development of the model.
(2)Ensure that the model is reflective of nationally-recognized best practices for state IEP facilitation programs and responsive to the needs of California families and local educational agencies.
(3)Designate at least $50,000 of the contract amount to work in consultation with the organization designated by the United States Department of Education to assist states in improving special education dispute resolution systems.
(b)On or before July 1, 2023, the contracted entity shall provide a written report describing the model developed, and identifying options and associated resource and capacity needs for piloting the IEP Facilitation Network in local educational agencies of varying sizes, regions, and pupil demographics. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall distribute the report provided to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Finance within 30 days of receipt.
42.(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $10,000,000 federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds shall be available on a one-time basis to provide technical assistance and support to local educational agencies in developing and administering comprehensive Individualized Education Programs, and to develop tools and resources to assess and address learning and service needs for students with disabilities stemming from COVID-19 during the 2021–22 fiscal year. Technical assistance shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1)Issuing guidance, no later than September 1, 2021, to provide support to local educational agencies in identifying factors to consider when conducting individualized determinations of need to address impacts to learning or services related to COVID-19 school disruptions, including examples of strategies to monitor pupil progress for purposes of conducting these determinations and guidance on the development of comprehensive Individualized Educational Programs that are responsive to identified student needs.
(2)Providing targeted support to local educational agencies to resolve procedural compliance issues, including, but not limited to, late Individualized Educational Programs and evaluations for eligibility for special education services.
(3)Providing support to local educational agencies to identify, assess, and address student needs, including, but not limited to:
(A)Providing support to local educational agencies to analyze, interpret, and utilize local academic assessments and other measures used for purposes of making determinations of student need, consistent with the guidance required by this provision.
(B)Providing support to local education agencies to utilize other assessments to determine student socio-emotional needs.
(C)Providing support to local educational agencies in developing comprehensive Individualized Educational Programs that are responsive to student needs, consistent with the guidance required by this provision.
(b)Technical assistance provided pursuant to this provision shall be complimentary to assistance provided by the Statewide System of Support pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.
(c)When performing these activities, the department may enter into appropriate contracts to provide support and services, as necessary.
(d)For purposes of this provision, “local educational agencies” means a school district, a county office of education, a charter school, the state special schools for the deaf and the blind, or a special education local plan area.
43.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000 federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds is available on a one-time basis for the State Department of Education to support the expansion of Family Empowerment Centers on Disability.
44.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $300,000 federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds is available on a one-time basis for the State Department of Education to develop a template to collect data and develop or update a uniform data collection system for Family Empowerment Centers on Disability pursuant to the provisions provided in the 2021 Education Omnibus Trailer Bill for this purpose.
45.On or before October 1, 2022, and annually thereafter, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall provide a list to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature and the Department of Finance identifying the number and names of the Family Empowerment Centers on Disability that are subject to a continued funding eligibility assessment pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 56408 of the Education Code in the following fiscal year. Beginning in the 2023–24 fiscal year and annually thereafter, $10,000 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) funds shall be made available to assess each Family Empowerment Center on Disability that has been identified by the Superintendent as being subject to a continued funding eligibility assessment during the fiscal year.
46.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $938,000 is available on a one-time basis for state administrative expenses related to the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools funds as provided under Section 312(d) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (Division M, P.L. 116-260),
47Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1) $907,000 is available on a one-time basis for state administrative expenses related to the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools funds as provided under Section 2002(a) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (P.L. 117-2).

SEC. 124.

 Item 6100-062-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-062-0890—For support of State Department of Education, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
6,885,000
Schedule:
(1)5205010-Curriculum Services ........................ 6,885,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $874,000 in one-time federal carryover is available to support the allocation and monitoring of federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136) funds.
2.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $6,000,000 in one-time federal Elementary Secondary and School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund carryover is available for transfer to the University of California to address COVID-19 related impacts on student learning in mathematics, science, and English and language arts through existing California subject matter projects.
3.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $11,000 is available on a one-time basis for state administrative expenses from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER I).

SEC. 125.

 Item 6100-067-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-067-0890—For support of State Department of Education, federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2), payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
15,000,000
Schedule:
(1)5205010-Curriculum Services ........................ 13,800,000
(2)5220-State Board of Education ........................ 1,200,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item are available on a one-time basis to allocate and monitor federal relief funds provided to local educational agencies and for administrative costs to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds may be used for eligible costs incurred in the 2020–21 fiscal year.

SEC. 126.

 Item 6100-134-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-134-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
2,282,727,000
Schedule:
(1)
5200103-Statewide System of School Support ........................
5,000,000
(2)
5200135-Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act ........................
2,104,732,000
(3)
5200120-Title IV, Student Support and Academic Enrichment ........................
138,078,000
(4)5200099-School Improvement Grant ........................ 34,917,000
Provisions:
1.
In administering the accountability system required by this item, the State Department of Education shall align the forms, processes, and procedures required of local educational agencies so that duplication of effort is minimized at the local level.
2.
The State Department of Education shall provide to the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance a letter by April 15, of each year, reporting expenditures and anticipated savings for each schedule, based on available information.
3.
The funds appropriated in this item shall be considered offsetting revenues within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 17556 of the Government Code for any reimbursable mandated cost claim for activities that result from implementation of the California State Plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95). Local educational agencies accepting funding from this item shall reduce any estimated and actual mandate reimbursement claims by the amount of funding provided to them from this item.
4.
The State Department of Education shall submit an expenditure plan prior to the expenditure of funds to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee that includes the use of federal funds pursuant to the California State Plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).
5.
As a condition of receipt of funds appropriated in this item, the local educational agency’s plan for use of federal funds required pursuant to Section 1112 of Part A of Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6312) shall be approved by the State Board of Education. Approval of such plans shall be contingent on the local educational agency’s demonstration that its planned use of the federal funds will supplement and enhance local priorities or initiatives funded with state funds, as reflected in the local educational agency’s local control and accountability plan.
6.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), no less than $130,714,000 is available for purposes of providing grants to local educational agencies with schools identified as requiring support, consistent with the California State Plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95). The State Department of Education shall develop and administer a process for providing grants from these funds on a formula basis to local educational agencies with schools identified as requiring support. Local educational agencies shall use the funds for the development of strategies to improve pupil performance at schools identified as requiring support that are aligned to goals, actions, and services identified in the local educational agency’s local control and accountability plan. Such funds shall not be expended to hire additional permanent staff.
7.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be allocated to county offices of education for the purposes of supporting development and implementation of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) plans in coordination with the statewide system support for local educational agencies established in the California State Plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95). The State Department of Education shall develop, in consultation with the Executive Director of the State Board of Education and with the approval of the Department of Finance, the method of allocation for these funds, which shall be based on a formula that considers the number of schools within a county that are identified for additional support consistent with the California State Plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).
8.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) are available on a one-time basis, and shall be used in accordance with Part A of Title IV of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).
9.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be allocated to local educational agencies pursuant to Section 4105 of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 7115), as reauthorized by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).
10.
For purposes of performing the calculation to ensure that no less than 95 percent of the state’s reserve is being allocated as grants to local educational agencies, pursuant to Section 1003 of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95), the amount appropriated in Schedule (1) and the amount specified in Provision 6 shall be added together.
11.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $5,000,000 shall be allocated to county offices of education for the purposes of review and approval of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) plans through the CSI prompts in the local control and accountability plan. The method of allocation shall be the same as the one developed and approved pursuant to Provision 7.
12.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $88,200,000 is provided in one-time federal Title I carryover funds to support the existing program.
13.The funds appropriated in Schedule (4) are available as one-time carryover available through June 30, 2022, for allocation to remaining local educational agency cohorts pursuant to federal guidance under Section 1003(g) of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6303), as that section read prior to reauthorization by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95).

SEC. 127.

 Item 6100-135-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-135-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2), payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
98,758,000
Schedule:
(1)5200139-McKinney-Vento Homeless Children Education ........................ 98,758,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $24,690,000 is available for transfer to Item 6100-067-0890 for state-level activities, including implementing technical assistance centers and administering best practice grants to support homeless education pursuant to the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11301 et seq.), upon approval of the Department of Finance.

SEC. 128.

 Item 6100-137-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-137-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
4,820,000
Schedule:
(1)
5205023-Rural and Low-Income Schools Grant ........................
4,820,000

SEC. 129.

 Item 6100-149-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-149-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for After School and Child Care Programs, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
3,971,688,000
Schedule:
(1)5210048-After School Programs ........................ 215,166,000
(2)5210067-CalWORKs Stipend Passthrough ........................ 3,756,522,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $94,951,000 is provided to increase rates for the After School Education and Safety Program in 2021–22 for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(3) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2).
2.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), at least $2,000,000 shall be available for Save the Children to operate After School Education and Safety programs in rural school districts for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(3) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2).
3.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $118,214,000 is provided to expand access to summer learning programs for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(2) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) in 2021–22 and 2022–23.
4.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $3,756,522,000 is provided for transfer to the State Department of Social Services.
(a)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $495,976,000 shall be allocated in the 2022–23 fiscal year, $832,000,000 in the 2023–24 fiscal year, and $115,380,000 in the 2024–25 fiscal year for alternative payment program and general child care slots to expand child care access.
(b)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $100,000,000 shall be allocated for the acquisition, construction, development, and renovation of child care facilities through September 30, 2024, as described in Section 10310.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(c)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $20,000,000 shall be allocated to support resource and referral agencies and partnerships to strengthen and develop new child care facilities and capacity. Of this $20,000,000 allocation, $10,000,000 shall be available in the 2021–22 fiscal year and $10,000,000 shall be available in the 2022–23 fiscal year. These funds shall also support streamlining and improving data collection processes as outlined in Section 10224.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(d)Funds appropriated in Schedule (2) that are not appropriated in subdivisions (a), (b), or (c), shall be used to support child care programs pursuant to pending legislation.
5.For the 2021–22 and 2022–23 fiscal years, the daily per pupil funding provided to local educational agencies participating in the After School Education and Safety Program shall be $10.18.
6.Upon order of the Department of Finance, in consultation with the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the allocations identified in Provision 5 may be adjusted to support the changing needs of child care providers and families. These adjustments may be made no sooner than 30 days after a notification to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
7.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $118,214,000, constitutes the state’s reserve of funds for summer enrichment programs, for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(2) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2).
8.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $96,951,000, constitutes the state’s reserve of funds for comprehensive afterschool programs, for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(3) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2).

SEC. 130.

 Item 6100-163-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-163-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2), payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
3,525,804,000
Schedule:
(1)5200135-Title 1—Elementary and Secondary Education Act ........................ 3,525,804,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item are part of the 2020–21 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) federal grant award and are intended to be allocated to local educational agencies for the 2020–21 fiscal year in proportion to the amount of Title I Part A funding the agencies receive to support COVID-19-related costs.

SEC. 131.

 Item 6100-178-0890 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:
6100-178-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2), payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
180,406,000
Schedule:
(1)5205157-Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools ........................ 180,406,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item are available on a one-time basis to support eligible nonpublic schools in accordance with the requirements of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools funds as provided under Section 2002(a) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (P.L. 117-2).

SEC. 132.

 Item 6100-190-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is repealed.

SEC. 133.

 Item 6100-194-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-194-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Education, for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to school districts, county offices of education, and other agencies for childcare and development programs included in this item, in lieu of the amount that otherwise would be appropriated pursuant to any other statute ........................
528,918,000
Schedule:
(1)
5210027-State Preschool Non-Local Educational Agencies ........................
535,576,000
(3)Reimbursements to 5210044-Quality Improvement ........................ −6,658,000
Provisions:
2.
Notwithstanding any other law, families shall be disenrolled from subsidized childcare services consistent with the priorities for services specified in subdivision (b) of Section 8263 of the Education 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, and (d) families with children who are receiving child protective services or are at risk of being neglected or abused, regardless of family income.
3.
Funds in Schedule (1) shall be allocated to both the part-day and full-day California State Preschool Program for nonlocal educational agencies.
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.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 million, provided that:
(a)The loan is to meet cash needs resulting from a delay in the receipt of reimbursements from the California State Preschool Program or the general childcare program funds.
(b)The loan is for a short-term need and shall be repaid within 90 days of the loan’s origination date.
(c)Interest charges may be waived pursuant to Section 16314 of the Government Code.
6.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $6,227,000 is provided for family fee waivers for the California State Preschool Program for any period during which a waiver of subsidized childcare family fees is in review or approved by the federal Administration for Children and Families.
7.For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the cost of living adjustment for the State Preschool Program shall be 4.05 percent.
11.Of the reimbursement funds appropriated in this item, $6,658,999 is one-time carryover funds available in the 2021–22 fiscal year to support the Preschool Development Grant.
12.Notwithstanding any other law, the maximum standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $32.12 per day for part-day California state preschool programs. The maximum standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $51.87 for full-day California state preschool programs.

SEC. 134.

 Item 6100-194-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is repealed.

SEC. 135.

 Item 6100-195-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-195-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, Part A of Title II of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6621 et seq.; Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers, Principals or Other School Leaders), payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
234,171,000
Schedule:
(1)
5205168-Supporting Effective Instruction Local Grants ........................
216,422,000
(2)
5205150-California Subject Matter Projects ........................
3,410,000
(3)
5205180-Supporting Effective Instruction State Level Activity Grants ........................
14,339,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be transferred to the University of California, which shall use the funds for the subject matter projects pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 99200) of Chapter 5 of Part 65 of Division 14 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $14,139,000 in ongoing federal funds shall be used to support the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy pursuant to Section 44690 of the Education Code. Specifically, this amount reflects $8,834,000 in ongoing federal Title II funds, and $5,305,000 in ongoing federal Title IV funds, transferred to Title II, consistent with the California State Plan adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act. This program shall be implemented pursuant to Title II of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6601 et seq.) and consistent with the statewide system of support pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.
3.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3), $200,000 is available from federal Title II funds for the State Department of Education (SDE) to contract with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to assist the SDE in administering the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy. Of these funds, $25,000 shall be for the Marin County Office of Education and $175,000 shall be for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to assist the SDE in administering the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy. The Collaborative shall participate in selecting grantees, determining allocation of funding, and managing and directing grantees to ensure that grant activities are provided consistent with the statewide system of support pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code. Pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 52074 of the Education Code, the SDE, with the support of the Department of General Services, shall enter into a contract with the Marin County Office of Education as the administrative agent no later than August 31, of each year, and complete the transfer of funds to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence no later than December 15, of each year.
4.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000 is one-time carryover.

SEC. 136.

 Item 6100-196-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-196-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Education (Proposition 98), for allocation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to school districts, county offices of education, and other agencies for the purposes of part-day California state preschool programs pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 8235) of Chapter 2 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code funded in this item, in lieu of the amount that otherwise would be appropriated pursuant to any other statute ........................
1,224,189,000
Schedule:
(1)
5210020-State Preschool—​Local Educational Agencies ........................
1,174,189,000
(2)
5210010-Child Development, Quality Rating Improvement System Grants ........................
50,000,000
Provisions:
1.
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.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), up to $5,000,000 is available for the family literacy supplemental grant provided to California state preschool programs pursuant to Section 8238.4 of the Education Code.
5.
The amount appropriated in Schedule (2) is available for Quality Rating and Improvement System grants provided to California state preschool programs pursuant to Section 8203.1 of the Education Code.
6.
Funds in Schedule (1) shall be allocated to both the part-day and full-day California State Preschool Program for local educational agencies.
7.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $5,389,000 is provided for family fee waivers for the California State Preschool Program for any period during which a waiver of subsidized childcare family fees is in review or approved by the federal Administration for Children and Families.
8.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $130,000,000 is available as of July 1, 2021 to increase access to LEA State Preschool.
9.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $57,566,000 shall be available pursuant to Section 265 of Assembly Bill 131 or Section 265 of Senate Bill 131, as applicable, of the 2021-22 Regular Session.
10.Reimbursement rates for the State Preschool Program shall be calculated pursuant to Section 8242 of the Education Code. For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the cost of living adjustment for the State Preschool Program shall be 4.05 percent.
11.Notwithstanding any other law, the maximum standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $32.12 per day for part-day California state preschool programs. The maximum standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $51.87 for full-day California state preschool programs.

SEC. 137.

 Item 6100-197-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-197-0890—For local assistance, State Department of Education, payable from the Federal Trust Fund, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program ........................
236,814,000
Schedule:
(1)
5210050-21st Century Community Learning Centers ........................
236,814,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $5,000,000 is provided in one-time carryover funds to support the existing program.
2.For the 2021–22 fiscal year, the daily per pupil funding provided to local educational agencies participating in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program shall be $10.18.
3.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $53,847,000 is provided to increase rates for the After School Education and Safety Program in 2021–22 for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(3) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2).
4.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $32,583,000 is provided to expand access to summer learning programs for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(2) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) in 2021–22 and 2022–23.
5.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $53,847,000, constitutes the state’s reserve of funds for comprehensive afterschool programs, for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(3) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2).
6.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $32,583,000, constitutes the state’s reserve of funds for summer enrichment programs for the purposes of Section 2001(f)(2) of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) in 2021–22 and 2022–23.

SEC. 138.

 Item 6100-202-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021, to read:
6100-202-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Education ........................
3,750,000
Schedule:
(1)5210058-Child Nutrition Programs ........................ 3,750,000
Provisions:
1.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.
2.Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Department of Finance, expenditure authority may be transferred between Item 5180-101-0001 and this item for the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services. The aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation increases provided under this item during the fiscal year shall 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.

SEC. 139.

 Item 6100-203-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-203-0001—For local assistance, State Department of Education (Proposition 98), established pursuant to Sections 41311, 49501, 49536, 49550, 49552, and 49559 of the Education Code ........................
226,259,000
Schedule:
(1)
5210058-Child Nutrition Programs ........................
226,259,000
Provisions:
1.
Funds appropriated in this item shall be allocated pursuant to Section 41311 of the Education Code. Claims for reimbursement of meals pursuant to this allocation shall be submitted by school districts on or before September 30, 2022, to be eligible for reimbursement.
2.
Funds designated for child nutrition programs in this item shall be allocated in accordance with Section 49536 of the Education Code; however, the allocation shall be based not on all meals served, but on the number of meals that are served and that qualify as free or reduced-price meals in accordance with Sections 49501, 49550, and 49552 of the Education Code.
3.
If the appropriation in this item is insufficient to fully fund all eligible reimbursement claims pursuant to the reimbursement rates specified in Provision 6, the State Department of Education shall reimburse eligible claims at a prorated share of the funds appropriated in this item.
4.
The State Department of Education shall notify the Department of Finance in writing 30 days prior to paying prior year reimbursement claims from this item pursuant to Section 16304.1 of the Government Code. No reimbursements shall be made prior to final approval of the Department of Finance.
5.
The State Department of Education shall notify the Department of Finance in writing within 30 days of paying reimbursement claims pursuant to Section 49505 of the Education Code from this item.
6.
The reimbursement a school receives for free and reduced-price meals sold or served to pupils in elementary, middle, or high schools included within a school district, charter school, or county office of education shall be two-thousand four-hundred and eighty-seven ten-thousandths cents ($0.2487) per meal, and, for meals served in child care centers and homes, the reimbursement shall be one-thousand eight-hundred and fifty-three ten-thousandths cents ($0.1853) per meal..
7.
To qualify for the reimbursement for free and reduced-price meals provided to pupils in elementary, middle, or high schools, a school shall follow the United States Department of Agriculture meal pattern.
8.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $2,867,000 is to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment.
9.
The funds appropriated in this item reflect a growth adjustment of −$2,073,000 due to a decrease in the projected number of meals served.
10.The funds appropriated in this item reflect an adjustment of −$2,255,000 to reflect the Child and Adult Care Food Program transfer to the State Department of Social Services.
11.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $54,000,000 is to reimburse additional costs of local educational agencies offering breakfast and lunch for all students, referred to as universal meals, in the 2021–22 fiscal year.
12.Notwithstanding any other law, upon approval of the Department of Finance, expenditure authority may be transferred between Item 5180-104-0001 and this item for the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services. The aggregate amount of General Fund appropriation increases provided under this item during the fiscal year shall 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.

SEC. 140.

 Item 6100-488 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6100-488—Reappropriation, State Department of Education. Notwithstanding any other law, the balances from the following appropriations are available for reappropriation for the purposes specified in Provisions 2 to 6, inclusive:
0001—​General Fund
(1)
$878,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the After School Education and Safety Program in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-149-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(2)
$556,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the California American Indian Education Centers in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-151-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(3)
$296,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Special Education Programs for Exceptional Children in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-161-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(4)
$2,230,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Child Development, Quality Rating Improvement System Grants in Schedule (2) of Item 6100-196-0001, Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(5)
$1,467,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Special Education Program for Individuals with Exceptional Needs in Schedule (3) of Item 6100-161-0001, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019)
(6)
$3,285,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the K–12 Mandated Programs Block Grant in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-296-0001, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019)
(7)
$5,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the American Indian Early Childhood Education in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-150-0001, Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019)
(8)$14,817,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the California Student Assessment System in Schedule (4) of Item 6100-113-0001 of the Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020)
(9)$17,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the American Indian Early Childhood Education Program in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-150-0001 of the Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(10)$198,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the California-Growth Fresh School Meals Grant Program of Section 135 of Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2018
(11)$230,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the California American Indian Education Centers in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-151-0001 of the Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019)
(12)$324,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Career Technical Education Initiative in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-170-0001 of the Budget Act of 2019 (Chs. 23 and 55, Stats. 2019)
(13)$7,500,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the State Preschool-Local Education Agencies in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-196-0001 of the Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020)
(14)$80,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the Career Technical Education Initiative in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-170-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6 and 7, Stats. 2020)
(15)$1,500,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence in Provision 3 of Item 6100-488 of the Budget Act of 2018 (Chs. 29 and 30, Stats. 2018)
(16)$710,000 or whatever greater or lesser amount of the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for California’s pupil testing program in Schedule (2) of Item 6100-113-0001, Budget Act of 2020 (Chs. 6, and 7, Stats. 2020).
Provisions:
1.
The sum of $7,326,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education (SDE) to support the existing California Early Math Initiative as established by Provision 3 of Item 6100-195-0890 of the Budget Act of 2018 (Ch. 840, Stats. 2018). These funds shall be available through June 30, 2024, for the Fresno County Office of Education to continue to administer the California Early Math Initiative consistent with the statewide system of support pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code. The SDE shall complete the transfer of funds to the Fresno County Office of Education no later than December 1, 2021.
2.The sum of $10,008,000 is hereby reappropriated to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to the Oakland Unified School District in accordance with Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 42160) of Part 24 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code. The disbursement of these funds is contingent on the Oakland Unified School District’s completion of all of the following:
(a)Affirmative action by the governing board to continue planning for, and timely implementation of, a school and facility closure and consolidation plan that supports the sale or lease of surplus property.
(b)The required annual audit for 2020 filed no later than December 15, 2021.
(c)Affirmative board action to continue to update or develop short-term and long-term financial plans based on best practices and reasonable and accurate assumptions.
3.The sum of $924,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for invoice costs associated with administering the English language proficiency assessment during the 2019-20 school year.
4.The sum of $515,000 is hereby reappropriated to the State Department of Education for contract costs associated with administering the English language proficiency assessment.
5.The sum of $195,000 is hereby appropriated to the State Department of Education for contract costs associated with conducting an alignment study for the Summative English language proficiency assessment to demonstrate that it is aligned to the 2012 English Language Development Standards.
6.The sum of $13,625,000 is hereby reappropriated to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the California Community Schools Partnership Program pursuant to the provisions specified in the 2021 Education Omnibus Trailer Bill for this purpose.
7.The sum of $1,500,000 is hereby reappropriated to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for allocation to the Marin County Office of Education to support California Collaborative for Educational Excellence activities related to the biweekly instructional surveys pursuant to Sections 32091 and 32095 of the Education Code.

SEC. 141.

 Item 6120-011-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6120-011-0001—For support of California State Library and California Library Services Board ........................
25,487,000
Schedule:
(1)
5310-State Library Services ........................
21,021,000
(2)
5312-Library Development Services ........................
1,876,000
(3)
5314-Information Technology Services ........................
2,890,000
(4)
Reimbursements to 5310-State Library Services ........................
−300,000
Provisions:
2.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $1,861,000, of which $1,641,000 is available on a one-time basis, shall be available to support a pilot project to implement new assistive technologies and to expand access to those resources by visually-impaired Californians. The California State Library is encouraged to collaborate with the Braille Institute of America in Los Angeles to implement this pilot project.
3.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $2,100,000, of which $1,640,000 is available on a one-time basis, shall be available to support the establishment of an online digital database of government documents and records. The California State Library is encouraged to collaborate with the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Library on establishing and maintaining the online digital database.
4.$111,000 of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), and $703,000 of the funds appropriated in Schedule (3) of which $500,000 is available on a one-time basis, shall be available to support improvements and maintenance of the State Grants Portal pursuant to Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 8333) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
5.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $1,148,000 shall be available for administrative support of new library programs.

SEC. 142.

 Item 6120-211-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6120-211-0890—For local assistance, California State Library, payable from the Federal Trust Fund ........................
21,844,000
Schedule:
(1)
5312-Library Development Services ........................
21,844,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to 4 percent of $10,578,000 from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services grant component of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) is available on a one-time basis for administrative costs as allowed by the Library Services and Technology Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 9132(a)).

SEC. 143.

 Item 6120-213-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6120-213-0001—For local assistance, California State Library, California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, pursuant to Section 18880 of the Education Code ........................
22,320,000
Schedule:
(1)
5312-Library Development Services ........................
22,320,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis. This funding shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.

SEC. 144.

 Item 6120-217-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6120-217-0001—For local assistance, California State Library ........................
8,750,000
Schedule:
(1)
5312-Library Development Services ........................
8,750,000
Provisions:
1.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support grants to local libraries to acquire bookmobiles and community outreach vehicles and to support programs intended to improve library access and program delivery.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $5,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support grants to local library jurisdictions to implement early learning and after school programs.
3.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $750,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support competitive grants for the preservation and public accessibility of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer archives statewide.

SEC. 145.

 Item 6120-219-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6120-219-0001—For local assistance, California State Library, Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Agencies ........................
2,387,000
Schedule:
(1)5310-State Library Services ........................ 2,387,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be provided on a one-time basis to support local assistance grants and support the creation of disaster preparedness plans to protect at-risk art, historically and culturally significant collections that are publicly and privately held among California’s underserved and underrepresented communities. Funding shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2025.

SEC. 146.

 Item 6360-001-0407 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6360-001-0407—For support of Commission on Teacher Credentialing, payable from the Teacher Credentials Fund ........................
23,937,000
Schedule:
(1)
5381-Preparation and Licensing of Teachers ........................
16,316,000
(2)
5382-Attorney General Legal Services ........................
3,389,000
(3)
5383-Accreditation Streamline Project ........................
256,000
(4)
5399-Administration ........................
6,034,000
(5)
Reimbursements to 5381-Preparation and Licensing of Teachers ........................
−2,058,000
Provisions:
1.
The amount appropriated in this item may be increased based on increases in credential applications, increases in first-time credential applications requiring fingerprint clearance, unanticipated costs associated with certificate discipline cases, or unanticipated costs of litigation, subject to approval of the Department of Finance, not sooner than 30 days after notification in writing to the chairpersons of the fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
2.
If the funds available in the Teacher Credentials Fund are insufficient to meet the operational needs of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Department of Finance may authorize a loan to be provided from the Test Development and Administration Account to the Teacher Credentials Fund. The Department of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or the chairperson’s designee, of its intent to request that the Controller transfer the amount projected to be required from the Test Development and Administration Account to the Teacher Credentials Fund. The Controller shall transfer those funds not sooner than 30 days after this notification.
3.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall submit biannual reports to the chairpersons and vice chairpersons of the budget committees of each house of the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance on the minimum, maximum, and average number of days taken to process: (a) renewal and university-recommended credentials, (b) out-of-state and special education credentials, (c) service credentials and supplemental authorizations, (d) adult and career technical education certificates and child center permits, (e) temporary permits for statutory leave and 30-day substitute permits, (f) provisional intern permits, (g) short-term staff permits, and (h) the percentage of renewals and new applications completed online. The report should also include information on the total number of each type of application and the hours of staff time utilized to process the different types of credentials. The biannual reports shall be submitted on October 1 and March 1 of each year, and shall include historical data as well as data from the most recent six months.
4.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $308,000 is provided from federal Title II funds through an interagency agreement with the State Department of Education to support Teacher Misassignment Monitoring, pursuant to Section 44258.9 of the Education Code. These funds shall be used to reimburse county offices of education for costs associated with monitoring public schools and school districts for teacher misassignments. Funds shall be allocated on a basis determined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Districts and county offices receiving funds for credential monitoring will provide reasonable and necessary information to the commission as a condition of receiving these funds.
5.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall submit biannual reports to the chairpersons and vice chairpersons of the budget committees of each house of the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance on the workload of the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) and the status of the teacher misconduct caseload. The report shall include information on the DPP’s workload and the timeliness of completing key steps in reviewing teacher misconduct cases that are under the control of the commission. The workload report shall include the number of cases opened by case type and the average number of days and targets for each key step in the misconduct review process, including: (a) intake of new cases and documents, (b) assignment of cases to staff and gathering of needed documents for investigation, (c) investigation and notification of allegations to individuals charged with an offense, (d) review of cases by the commission, (e) implementation of final discipline decisions by the commission, (f) monitoring during probation period, and (g) response to violation of probationary period. The biannual reports shall be submitted by October 1 and March 1 of each year. All reports shall include historical data as well as data from the most recent six months.
6.(a)
The Attorney General shall submit a biannual report to the chairpersons and vice chairpersons of the budget committees of each house of the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance concerning the status of the teacher misconduct discipline caseload and other cases being handled by the Attorney General for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The biannual report shall be submitted by August 30 and February 28 of each year for the previous corresponding fiscal quarters.
(b)
Each report shall include, at a minimum, all of the following for teacher discipline matters:
(1)
The number of matters with the Attorney General at the beginning of the reporting period.
(2)
The number of matters for which further investigation was requested by the Attorney General.
(3)
The number of matters for which further investigation was received by the Attorney General.
(4)
The number of matters adjudicated by the Attorney General.
(5)
The number of matters with the Attorney General at the end of the reporting period.
(6)
The minimum, maximum, and median number of days from the date the Attorney General receives an accusation or statement of issues referral from the commission to the commencement of a hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings for cases adjudicated during this period.
(c)
To determine the average cost of the Attorney General to adjudicate a case representing the commission, each report shall provide the following information for cases adjudicated in the reporting period specified in subdivision (a):
(1)
The average and median number of hours worked by the staff of the Attorney General to adjudicate accusation and statement of issues matters.
(2)
The average and median fees charged by the Attorney General to the commission to adjudicate accusation and statement of issues matters.
(3)
The average and median litigation costs to adjudicate accusation and statement of issues matters.
(d)
To determine the total activities conducted by the Attorney General to represent the commission for each period, the Attorney General shall report the following:
(1)
The total hours worked during the period by staff of the Attorney General for representation of the commission in teacher discipline matters.
(2)
The total fees charged during the period by the Attorney General to the commission for representation in teacher discipline matters.
(3)
The total hours worked during the period by staff of the Attorney General for representation of the commission unrelated to teacher discipline matters.
(4)
The total fees charged during the period by the Attorney General to the commission for representation unrelated to teacher discipline matters.
(e)
This information shall be provided with the intent that recipients shall be able to determine the caseload input and output of the Attorney General in relation to representation of the commission in teacher discipline cases, especially as it relates to determining the average case processing time for accusation and statement of issues representation and adjudication, and proper funding level for handling the teacher discipline caseload and other legal work for the commission. Staff from the Attorney General shall provide timely followup information to staff from the offices identified in subdivision (a) upon request if further explanation or information is required.
7.(a)
The commission and the State Department of Education (SDE) shall maintain a data-sharing agreement to provide the commission with certificated employee assignment data necessary to annually identify misassignments, as defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 33126 of the Education Code, at school districts and county offices of education. The data sharing agreement shall also require the commission to make teacher credential, misassignment, and other relevant data available to the SDE to support federally required reporting consistent with the California State Plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95) approved by the State Board of Education.
(b)
The commission shall use the nonpersonally identifiable educator identification number required by Section 44230.5 of the Education Code for the purpose of sharing data with local educational agencies and the SDE pursuant to this provision.
8.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall suspend the assessment and collection of any annual accreditation fees or accreditation cost recovery fees. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, fees for any portion of the standard accreditation review cycle, fees for initial institutional or program review, fees for extraordinary accreditation activities, and fees for actual costs related to any and all accreditation activities.
9.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $1,558,000 is available on a one-time basis to support activities of the federal Preschool Development Grant Renewal including, but not limited to, the development of a Teacher Performance Assessment for preschool credential candidates.
10.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $500,000 in reimbursements is provided on a one-time basis to support enhancements to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s data collection, analysis, and reporting capacity, and to improve its ability to make data about teacher preparation, placement, retention, and diversity available to the public, policy makers, researchers, and the accreditation system.
11.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $814,000 and 5.0 positions are available in the 2021–22 fiscal year to support outreach, contracting, and administration of grants and updates to teacher testing.

SEC. 147.

 Item 6440-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6440-001-0001—For support of University of California ........................
4,566,303,000
Schedule:
(1)
5440-Support ........................
4,566,303,000
Provisions:
1.
This appropriation is exempt from Sections 6.00 and 31.00.
2.(a)
The Regents of the University of California shall implement measures to reduce the university’s cost structure.
(b)
The Legislature finds and declares that many state employees hold positions with comparable scope of responsibilities, complexity, breadth of job functions, experience requirements, and other relevant factors to those employees designated to be in the Senior Management Group pursuant to existing Regents policy.
(c)(1)
Therefore, at a minimum, the Regents shall, when considering compensation for any employee designated to be in the Senior Management Group, use a market reference zone that includes state employees.
(2)
At a minimum, the Regents shall include in a market reference zone all comparable positions from the lists included in subdivision (l) of Section 8 of Article III of the California Constitution and Article 1 (commencing with Section 11550) of Chapter 6 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
2.1.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Director of Finance may reduce funds appropriated in this item by an amount equal to the estimated Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship Program cost increases caused by a 2021–22 academic year increase in systemwide tuition. No reduction may be authorized pursuant to this provision sooner than 30 days after the Director of Finance provides notice of the intended reduction to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
3.(a)
The Controller shall transfer funds from this appropriation upon receipt of a report from the Department of Finance indicating the amount of debt service anticipated to become due and payable in the fiscal year associated with state general obligation bonds issued for university projects.
(b)
The Controller shall return funds to this appropriation upon receipt of a report from the Department of Finance.
4.
Payments made by the state to the University of California for each month from July through April shall not exceed one-twelfth of the amount appropriated in this item, less the amount that is expected to be transferred pursuant to Provision 3. Transfers of funds pursuant to Provision 3 shall not be considered payments made by the state to the university.
5.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $170,045,000 shall be available to support operational costs.
6.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be available to support meal donation programs, food pantries serving students, CalFresh enrollment, and other means of directly providing nutrition assistance to students. The funds shall also be used to assist homeless and housing-insecure students in securing stable housing.
(b)
The University of California shall report to the Department of Finance and relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature by March 1 of each year regarding the use of funds specified in subdivision (a) and Provision 7. The report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following information:
(1)
The amount of funds distributed to campuses, and identification of which campuses received funds.
(2)
For each campus, a programmatic budget summarizing how the funds were spent. The budget shall include any other funding used to supplement the General Fund.
(3)
A description of the types of programs in which each campus invested.
(4)
A list of campuses that accept or plan to accept electronic benefit transfer.
(5)
A list of campuses that participate or plan to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program.
(6)
A list of campuses that offer or plan to offer emergency housing or assistance with long-term housing arrangements.
(7)
A description of how campuses leveraged or coordinated with other state or local resources to address housing and food insecurity, and student mental health.
(8)
An analysis describing how funds reduced food insecurity and homelessness among students, increased student mental health, and, if feasible, how funds impacted student outcomes such as persistence or completion.
(9)
Other findings and best practices implemented by campuses.
7.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $20,300,000 shall be available to increase student mental health resources.
8.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,500,000 shall be available to support rapid rehousing efforts assisting homeless and housing insecure students.
(b)
Campuses shall establish ongoing partnerships with community organizations that have a tradition of helping populations experiencing homelessness to provide wraparound services and rental subsidies for students. Funds appropriated in the item may be used for, but authorized uses are not limited to, the following activities:
(1)
Connecting students with community case managers who have knowledge and expertise in accessing safety net resources.
(2)
Establishing ongoing emergency housing procedures, including on-campus and off-campus resources.
(3)
Providing emergency grants that are necessary to secure housing or to prevent the imminent loss of housing.
(c)
Funding shall be allocated to campuses based on demonstrated need.
(d)
The terms “homeless” and “housing insecure” shall be defined as students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are:
(1)
Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
(2)
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
(3)
Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
(4)
Abandoned in hospitals.
(5)
Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
(6)
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
(e)
The University of California shall submit a report to the Director of Finance and, in conformity with Section 9795 of the Government Code, to the Legislature by July 15 of each year regarding the use of these funds, including the number of coordinators hired, number of students served by campus, distribution of funds by campus, a description of the types of programs funded, and other relevant outcomes, such as the number of students that were able to secure permanent housing, and whether students receiving support remained enrolled at the institution or graduated.
10.(a)Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,774,000 shall be allocated for a statewide grant program expanding the number of primary care and emergency medicine residency slots, 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 $40,000,000 for the grant 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 subdivision (a) conforms to the final determination of Proposition 56 revenues made pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 30130.57 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
11.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $12,900,000 shall be available to support and expand existing UC Programs in Medical Education and to establish a new UC Program in Medical Education focused on Native American communities. These funds may also be available to establish additional UC Programs in Medical Education that are state priorities. The University of California is encouraged to use these funds to support UC Programs in Medical Education that would serve underrepresented areas of the state.
(b)
One third of the funds appropriated in this provision shall be used to augment need-based financial aid for UC Programs in Medical Education students.
(c)The University of California shall report the following information about UC Programs in Medical Education program outcomes to the Department of Finance and the Legislature by March 1, 2022, and annually thereafter until March 1, 2027:
(1)
Enrollment numbers and student demographics in each program.
(2)
A summary of each program’s current curriculum.
(3)
Graduation and residency placement rates for each program.
(4)
To the extent feasible, postgraduate data on where each program’s graduates currently practice and the extent to which they serve the populations and communities targeted by the program in which they participated.
12.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,823,000 shall be used for legal services for undocumented and immigrant students, faculty, and staff.
13.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be used for the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. It is the intent of the Legislature that these funds be directly allocated by the University of California to the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, and that the University of California and the University of California Davis campus shall not assess administrative costs or charges against these funds.
14.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be used for the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
15.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $325,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support deferred maintenance and energy efficiency projects. The Department of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 30 days of the release of funds and provide a list of projects to be supported by these funds.
16.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $20,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the California Institutes for Science and Innovation in providing student stipends over a five-year period to better enable student workers to connect with industry employers, and for research teams to form industry partnerships to better align educational programs with workforce needs.
17.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 is provided on a one-time basis to support emergency financial assistance grants for low-income students.
(b)
The Office of the President of the University of California shall allocate funds to University of California campuses based on the headcount number of students at the campus who are eligible to receive Pell Grant financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant program (20 U.S.C. Sec.1070a) as well as those who meet all of the requirements for an exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code and meet the income criteria applicable to the California Dream Act application in the most recent fiscal year for which this data is available for all University of California campuses.
(c)
Grants may be available to students who self certify that they meet the following conditions:
(1)
The student is currently enrolled in at least six semester units, or the quarterly equivalent.
(2)
The student is able to demonstrate an emergency financial aid need, including loss of employment, and that they either currently qualify as low-income by meeting requirements to receive Pell Grant financial aid for the upcoming semester or quarter or by meeting all of the requirements for an exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code and the income criteria applicable to the California Dream Act application.
(3)
The student has either:
(A)
Earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 in one of their previous three semester terms or in one of their previous four quarter terms, irrespective of whether that term occurred at the student’s prior, or current, local educational agency, community college, or four-year college, or
(B)
The student is a disabled student that is receiving additional support or services through a campus disabled students program.
(d)
In providing an emergency financial assistance grant to a student, a University of California campus may verify, to the extent that data is readily available to the campus, that (1) the student is enrolled in at least six semester units, or the quarterly equivalent, (2) if the student is currently receiving Pell Grant financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070a), (3) if the student meets all of the requirements for an exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code and meets the income criteria applicable to the California Dream Act application, and (4) if the student meets the required 2.0 grade point average or is receiving additional support or services though a campus program for disabled students.
18.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $5,000,000 is provided on a one-time basis to support equal opportunity practices and provide culturally competent professional development for faculty, including leveraging twenty-first century technology to improve learning outcomes.
19.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, the following amounts shall be available on a one-time basis for existing California subject matter projects:
(a)
$5,000,000 shall be available to create high- quality professional development programs to mitigate student learning loss in core subject matter content areas, including mathematics and language arts.
(b)
$2,000,000 shall be available to support teacher training and resources on delivering ethnic studies content to students.
20.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,250,000 is provided on a one-time basis to support a health modeling consortium partnership between University of California, San Francisco and the California Department of Public Health. Notwithstanding any other law, these funds may be encumbered until June 30, 2023.
21.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $4,000,000 shall be used by the University of California to provide summer-term financial aid to any student who is eligible for state financial aid and is a California resident, including students receiving an exemption for nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code. These funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant existing funds provided by the University of California for summer-term financial aid. The Legislature finds and declares that this provision is a state law within the meaning of subdivision (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
22.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,200,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to the University of California, San Francisco Dyslexia Center to support dyslexia research and augment a dyslexia and early intervention pilot program. Of this funding, at least $5,000,000 shall be used to expand pilot sites for local educational agencies to use dyslexia screening tools and assessments and research- based interventions to prevent reading failure. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
23.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center facility. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
24.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California, Berkeley Alternative Meats Lab. It is the intent of the Legislature that these funds be directly allocated by the University of California to the University of California, Berkeley Alternative Meats Lab, and that the University of California and the University of California Berkeley campus shall not assess administrative costs or charges against these funds.
25.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $45,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis for support of an animal shelter grant program at the University of California, Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
26.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,000,000 shall be provided to support the California Veterinary Emergency Team at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine established pursuant to Section 32101 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
27.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $22,500,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships programs. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
28.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $543,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the statewide redistricting database.
29.It is the intent of the Legislature to provide ongoing resources beginning in 2022–23 to support the enrollment of 6,230 additional full-time equivalent, California resident undergraduate students beginning in the 2022–23 academic year, compared to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in the 2021-22 academic year.
30.Of the funds appropriated in this item, the following amounts shall be available on a one-time basis to create the California Institute on Law, Neuroscience, and Education:
(a)$3,500,000 for the Alba Lab at the Memory and Aging Center of the University of California, San Francisco.
(b)$3,000,000 University of California and California State University Collaborative on Neurodiversity and Learning at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(c)The amounts allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
31.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California, Berkeley Food Institute. It is the intent of the Legislature that these funds be directly allocated by the University of California to the University of California, Berkeley Food Institute, and that the University of California and the University of California Berkeley campus shall not assess administrative costs or charges against these funds.
32.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $375,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California, Merced Community and Labor Center.
33.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to establish the University of California, Merced Center on Food Resilience through Equity, Sustainability, and Health (FRESH) and the University of California, Merced Center of Analytic Political Engagement (CAPE). The University of California may place these funds into an endowment for the exclusive use of these centers.
34.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $30,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California, San Diego Hillcrest Medical Center. The amount allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
35.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $25,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support and expand the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. The amount allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
36.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis for the University of California, Riverside Center for Environmental Research and Technology capital outlay and facilities improvements. The amount allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
37.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $5,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California, Los Angeles Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.
38.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $4,500,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California hematologic malignancies pilot.
39.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,000,000 shall be available on an ongoing basis to support the University of California, Los Angeles Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.
40.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $50,000,000 shall be allocated on a one-time basis for support of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. These funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant existing funds provided by the University of California to the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. The Board of Directors of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science shall ensure that an independent performance audit of any project funded in whole or in part from the funds appropriated in this item is conducted to ensure that the use of the applicable funds has been reviewed for expenditure consistent with the requirements of this provision. The result of any audit required by this provision shall be posted on the internet website of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
41.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be available on an ongoing basis to support the California Vectorborne Disease Surveillance Gateway.
42.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $2,500,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support cliff erosion research at the University of California, San Diego.
43.It is the intent of the Legislature to reduce the number of nonresident undergraduate students at the University of California Berkeley, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of California San Diego such that nonresident undergraduate enrollment at each campus comprises no more than 18 percent of total undergraduate enrollment by the 2026–27 academic year. It is the intent of the Legislature to provide ongoing resources to offset the associated decrease in nonresident tuition and fee revenues, beginning in 2022–23.
44.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $21,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support research related to Jordan’s Syndrome at the University of California, Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures.
45.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 shall be available on a one-time basis to support the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies. The amount allocated shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
46.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 is provided for the University of California to adopt a common intersegmental learning management system for online courses. Notwithstanding any other law, the University of California, California State University, and Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges may enter into an agreement for an intersegmental learning management system common to all campuses of the three segments. The University of California’s expenditure of these resources is contingent upon adoption of a common intersegmental learning management system. As feasible, the University of California, California State University, and Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges are encouraged to enter into an agreement on a timeline that facilitates adoption of the common intersegmental learning management system by the 2023–24 academic year.
47.Of the amount appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 shall be allocated to the University of California, Riverside on a one-time basis to support startup costs, research, and analysis associated with a scientific social survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander residents of California, providing language support in languages spoken by communities that comprise less than 5 percent of the statewide population and being conducted by the AAPI Data project. This funding may also be transferred and used to provide grants to other campuses to provide language surveys in languages spoken by communities that comprise less than 5 percent of the statewide population. The University of California and the University of California, Riverside campus shall not assess administrative costs or charges against the funds provided in this provision. The amount allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
48.By November 1 each year, the University of California shall report key information regarding UCPath to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. At a minimum, the report shall include UCPath’s staffing levels, funding by source, and spending by function. The funding source data shall summarize fund sources used by campuses to cover any campus assessment. The report shall include actual data for the prior fiscal year, budgeted data for the current fiscal year, and projected data for the coming fiscal year. The report shall include any cost savings resulting from the UCPath project at the campus level.
49.To provide for legislative oversight, the Office of the President of the University of California shall report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance annually beginning on September 30, 2022, all of the following information for the preceding fiscal year and estimates of all of the following for the current fiscal year:
(a)The amount of any campus assessments charged to support the Office of the President of the University of California, reflecting amounts contributed by each campus and the fund source or sources from which those amounts were paid.
(b)The total budget of the Office of the President of the University of California.
(c)A categorized list of actual and planned budgetary expenditures for the Office of the President of the University of California.
(d)Factors contributing to any year-over-year change in the budget of the Office of the President of the University of California.
(e)The amount of the budget of the Office of the President of the University of California that either passes through to recipients across the state or supports fee-for-service activities aligned with the university’s mission.
(f)Information on reserves and fund balances held by the Office of the President of the University of California.

SEC. 148.

 Item 6440-005-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6440-005-0001—For support of University of California ........................
109,903,000
Schedule:
(1)
5440-Support ........................
109,903,000
Provisions:
1.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $2,000,000 is provided on a one-time basis to support University of California Fire Advisors. Notwithstanding any other law, these funds may be encumbered until June 30, 2026 and shall be liquidated no later than June 30, 2028. No more than 5 percent of this amount may be used for administrative costs.
2.The funds appropriated in this item shall be for the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. These funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant other existing funds provided to the division by the University of California.

SEC. 149.

 Item 6600-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6600-001-0001—For support of Hastings College of the Law ........................
23,289,000
Schedule:
(1)
5530-Support ........................
23,289,000
Provisions:
1.
This appropriation is exempt from Section 31.00.
2.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $2,101,000 may only be encumbered if the dean certifies, in writing, that tuition will remain at 2020‒21 rates during the 2021‒22 academic year.
3.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,000,000 shall be available to support an alternative campus public safety program. The amount shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
4.Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,500,000 shall be available to support the creation of the California Institute on Law, Neuroscience, and Education.
(a)The amounts allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.

SEC. 150.

 Item 6610-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6610-001-0001—For support of California State University ........................
5,187,519,000
Schedule:
(1)
5560-Support ........................
5,187,519,000
Provisions:
1.
This appropriation is exempt from Sections 6.00 and 31.00.
2.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $185,903,000 shall be available to support operational costs.
(b)It is the intent of the Legislature to provide ongoing resources beginning in the 2022-23 fiscal year to enroll 9,434 additional full-time equivalent resident undergraduate students beginning in the 2022–23 academic year, compared to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in the 2021–22 academic year.
2.1.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 shall be available to increase student mental health resources.
(b)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $15,000,000 is available for the Graduation Initiative to sustain and expand the California State University Basic Needs Initiative.
(c)
The California State University shall report to the Department of Finance and relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature by March 1, 2023, and annually thereafter regarding the use of funds specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) of this provision. The report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following information:
(1)
The amount of funds distributed to campuses, and identification of which campuses received funds.
(2)
For each campus, a programmatic budget summarizing how the funds were spent. The budget shall include any other funding used to supplement the General Fund.
(3)
A description of the types of programs in which each campus invested.
(4)
A list of campuses that accept or plan to accept electronic benefit transfer.
(5)
A list of campuses that participate or plan to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program.
(6)
A list of campuses that offer or plan to offer emergency housing or assistance with long-term housing.
(7)
A description of how campuses leveraged or coordinated with other state or local resources to address housing and food insecurity and student mental health.
(8)
An analysis describing how funds reduced food insecurity and homelessness among students, increased student mental health, and, if feasible, how funds impacted student outcomes such as persistence or completion.
(9)
Other findings and best practices implemented by campuses.
2.2.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be available to support the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute at the California State University, Dominguez Hills.
2.25(a)Of the funds appropriated in this item, $2,000,000 is provided for the California State University to adopt a common intersegmental learning management system for online courses. Notwithstanding any other law, the California State University, the University of California, and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges may enter into an agreement for an intersegmental learning management system common to all campuses of the three segments. The California State University’s expenditure of these resources is contingent upon adoption of a common intersegmental learning management system. As feasible, the California State University, the University of California, and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges are encouraged to enter into an agreement on a timeline that facilitates the adoption of the common intersegmental learning management system by the 2023–24 academic year.
2.3.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $1,000,000 shall be used by the California State University, Stanislaus to increase enrollment at the Stockton campus by 115 full-time equivalent students.
2.4.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $3,300,000 is provided to support Project Rebound. As a condition of receiving these funds, the California State University shall annually report to the Department of Finance and the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature regarding the California State University’s use of these funds, program enrollment, and student outcomes. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a)
An expenditure plan.
(b)
The amount of other funds, including Graduation Initiative funding and philanthropic grants, each campus is using to support Project Rebound students in 2020–21.
(c)
A description of educational and support services each Project Rebound campus provides to students and potential students.
(d)
How Project Rebound programs coordinate with other campus student support services and statewide and local programs available to formerly incarcerated individuals.
(e)
Student enrollment in Project Rebound, disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and age, as well as first-time freshmen, transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduate students.
(f)
Outcomes associated with the program, including student retention, graduation, and recidivism rates.
(g)
Any plans to expand Project Rebound to other California State University campuses.
2.45.Of the funds appropriated in this item,$458,000,000, of which $433,000,000 is available on a one-time basis, is provided to support the transition of Humboldt State University into a polytechnic university. One -time funding appropriated pursuant to this provision is not subject to Section 89773 of the Education Code.
2.5.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, the following amounts are provided on a one-time basis:
(a)
$325,000,000 for deferred maintenance and energy efficiency projects. The Department of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 30 days of the release of funds and provide a list of projects to be supported by these funds.
(b)
$10,000,000 for the Computing Talent Initiative at the California State University, Monterey Bay campus.
(c)
$10,000,000 to support equal opportunity practices and provide culturally competent professional development for faculty, including leveraging twenty-first century technology to improve learning outcomes.
(d)
$30,000,000 to support emergency financial assistance grants for low-income students.
(1)
The California State University shall allocate funds to the California State University campuses based on the headcount number of students at the campus who are eligible to receive Pell Grant financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070a) as well as those who meet all of the requirements for an exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code and meet the income criteria applicable to the California Dream Act application in the most recent fiscal year for which this data is available for all California State University campuses.
(2)
Grants may be available to students who self-certify that they meet the following conditions:
(A)
The student is currently enrolled in at least 6 semester units, or the quarterly equivalent.
(B)
The student is able to demonstrate an emergency financial aid need, including loss of employment, and that the student either currently qualifies as low income by meeting requirements to receive Pell Grant financial aid for the upcoming semester or quarter or by meeting all of the requirements for an exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code and the income criteria applicable to the California Dream Act application.
(C)
The student has either:
(i)
Earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 in one of the student’s previous three semester terms or in one of their previous four quarter terms, irrespective of whether that term occurred at the student’s prior, or current, local educational agency, community college, or four-year college or
(ii)
The student is a disabled student who is receiving additional support or services through a campus program for disabled students.
(3)
In providing an emergency financial assistance grant to a student, to the extent that data is readily available to the campus, a California State University campus may verify that (1) the student is enrolled in at least 6 semester units or the quarterly equivalent, (2) if the student is currently receiving Pell Grant financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070a), and (3) if the student meets all of the requirements for an exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code and meets the income criteria applicable to the California Dream Act application, and (4) if the student meets the required 2.0 grade point average or work history, or is receiving additional support or services through a campus program for disabled students.
(e)$25,000,000 to establish the Center for Equity in Innovation and Technology at California State University, Northridge to increase equity in science, technology, and math.
(f)$5,000,000 to the California State University Project Rebound Consortium to support student housing, counseling, mitigating food insecurity, and other student needs to facilitate academic success.
(1)The California State University Project Rebound Consortium shall report to the Department of Finance and the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature by January 1, 2025, regarding the use of these funds, including, but not limited to, a description of the type of housing supports and other services provided, the number and demographics of students served, and student success metrics.
(2)The funds appropriated in this item shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2024.
(g)$60,000,000 to support capital outlay and infrastructure improvements at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
(h)$54,000,000 to support the replacement of the Acacia building at the California State University, Stanislaus Stockton campus.
(i)$1,000,000 to support the California State University, Fullerton Arboretum.
(j)$10,000,000 shall be available to the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University. This funding shall support the Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate coalition to conduct information gathering, data analysis, research, and the development of community resources and policy recommendations related to hate incidents experienced by Asian Pacific Islander communities. Funding may be distributed to other entities involved in the Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate coalition. The amount allocated in this provision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2023.
(1)It is the intent of the Legislature that the research and analysis supported by the funding described in this subdivision provide actionable recommendations for local and state officials whenever possible. A report describing the activities and projects undertaken with this funding, along with recommendations for policy or budgetary changes, shall be submitted to the Department of Finance and the budget committees of the Legislature by September 1, 2022. A final report shall be submitted by April 1, 2023.
(k)$2,000,000 for the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University, in consultation with the Office of State Audits and Evaluations within the Department of Finance, to undertake an evaluation of existing salary structure, issues of salary inversion, and provide recommendations, if applicable, for alternative salary models for California State University non-faculty staff currently covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including but not limited to an annual salary steps model.
(1)The Office of the Chancellor of the California State University shall report to the Director of Finance, the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and the chairpersons of the appropriate legislative policy and budget committees on the findings of the study, including any identified alternative salary structures, by April 30, 2022. The report shall not delay or prejudice the collective bargaining process as required under the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code. The report shall, at a minimum, include all of the following:
(A)Advantages of any alternative salary model(s) included in the recommendations.
(B)The transition costs and ongoing costs associated with any alternative salary model(s) included in the recommendations.
(C)Recommendations for appropriate salary ranges, using comparable salaries of similar professions in higher education or relevant industries.
(D)Ways that alternative models address issues of salary inversion and compression.
(2)It is the intent of the Legislature that the recommendations and transitional and ongoing cost information from this evaluation shall be incorporated into the California State University annual budget request. Should the cost of the evaluation in furtherance of the intended purpose be less than $2,000,000, then the unexpended funds shall revert to the General Fund.
2.6.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $6,500,000 shall be available to support rapid rehousing efforts assisting homeless and housing insecure students.
(b)
Campuses shall establish ongoing partnerships with community organizations that have a tradition of helping populations experiencing homelessness to provide wrap-around services and rental subsidies for homeless and housing insecure students. Funds appropriated in this item may be used for, but are not limited to, the following authorized activities:
(1)
Connecting students with community case managers who have knowledge and expertise in accessing safety net resources.
(2)
Establishing ongoing emergency housing procedures, including on-campus and off-campus resources.
(3)
Providing emergency grants that are necessary to secure housing or to prevent the imminent loss of housing.
(c)
Funding shall be allocated to campuses based on demonstrated need.
(d)
For the purposes of this item, “Homeless” and “housing insecure” mean students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are:
(1)
Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
(2)
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
(3)
Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
(4)
Abandoned in hospitals.
(5)
Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
(6)
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
(e)
The California State University shall annually submit a report to the Director of Finance and, in conformity with Section 9795 of the Government Code, to the Legislature regarding the use of these funds, including the number of coordinators hired, the number of students served by campus, the distribution of funds by campus, a description of the types of programs funded, and other relevant outcomes, such as the number of students who were able to secure permanent housing, and whether students receiving support remained enrolled at the institution or graduated.
2.7.
Of the funds appropriated in this item, $6,000,000 shall be used by the California State University to provide summer-term financial aid to any student who is eligible for state financial aid and who is a California resident, including students who receive an exemption from nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 of the Education Code. These funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant existing funds provided by the California State University for summer-term financial aid. The Legislature finds and declares that this provision is a state law within the meaning of subdivision (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
3.(a)
The Controller shall transfer funds from this appropriation as follows:
(1)
For base rental as and when provided for in the schedule submitted by the State Public Works Board. Notwithstanding the payment dates in any related facility lease or indenture the schedule may provide for an earlier transfer of funds to ensure debt requirements are met and pay base rental in full when due.
(2)
For additional rental no later than 30 days after enactment of this budget, $61,000 of the amount appropriated in this item to the Expense Account in the Public Buildings Construction Fund.
(3)
For debt service anticipated to become due and payable in the fiscal year associated with state general obligation bonds issued for university projects upon receipt of any report from the Department of Finance.
(b)
The Controller shall return funds to this appropriation if directed pursuant to a report from the Department of Finance.
3.1.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Director of Finance may reduce funds appropriated in this item by an amount equal to the estimated Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship program cost increases caused by a 2021–22 academic year increase in systemwide tuition. A reduction shall not be authorized pursuant to this provision sooner than 30 days after the Director of Finance provides notice of the intended reduction to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
4.
Payments made by the state to the California State University for each month from July through April shall not exceed one-twelfth of the amount appropriated in this item, less the amount that is expected to be transferred pursuant to Provision 3. Transfers of funds pursuant to Provision 3 shall not be considered payments made by the state to the university.

SEC. 151.

 Item 6870-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6870-101-0001—For local assistance, Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Proposition 98) ........................
4,513,369,000
Schedule:
(1)
5670015-Apportionments ........................
2,819,098,000
(2)
5670019-Apprenticeship ........................
60,117,000
(3)
5670023-Apprenticeship Training and Instruction ........................
37,523,000
(4)
5675040-Student Equity and Achievement Program ........................
498,981,000
(5)
5675019-Student Financial Aid Administration ........................
74,332,000
(6)
5675027-Disabled Students ........................
126,401,000
(7)
5675031-Student Services for CalWORKs Recipients ........................
47,739,000
(8)
5675035-Foster Care Education Program ........................
5,654,000
(9)
5675045-Legal Services ........................
10,000,000
(10)
5675061-Academic Senate for the Community Colleges ........................
1,685,000
(11)
5675069-Equal Employment Opportunity ........................
2,767,000
(12)
5675073-Part-Time Faculty Health Insurance ........................
490,000
(13)
5675077-Part-Time Faculty Compensation ........................
24,907,000
(14)
5675081-Part-Time Faculty Office Hours ........................
22,172,000
(15)
5670035-Expand the Delivery of Courses through Technology ........................
23,000,000
(16)
5675119-Economic Development ........................
313,329,000
(17)
5675123-Transfer Education and Articulation ........................
17,679,000
(18)
5675023-Extended Opportunity Programs and Services ........................
154,947,000
(19)
5675115-Fund for Student Success ........................
162,460,000
(20)
5675150-Campus Childcare Tax Bailout ........................
3,707,000
(21)
5675156-Nursing Program Support ........................
13,378,000
(22)
5675109-Institutional Effectiveness ........................
27,500,000
(23)
5675098-Integrated Technology ........................
65,503,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are for transfer by the Controller during the 2021–22 fiscal year to Section B of the State School Fund.
2.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (1) shall be allocated using the budget formula established pursuant to Section 84750.4 of the Education Code. The budget formula shall be adjusted to reflect the following:
(1)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $23,845,000 shall be used to increase statewide growth of full-time equivalent students (FTES) by 0.50 percent.
(2)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $371,197,000 shall be used to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment of 5.07 percent.
(3)
Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Chancellor’s Office may allocate unused growth funding to backfill any unanticipated shortfalls in the total amount of funding appropriated and support the budget formula established pursuant to Section 84750.4 of the Education Code.
(b)
Funds allocated to a community college district from funds included in Schedule (1) shall directly offset any mandated costs claimed for the Minimum Conditions for State Aid (02-TC-25 and 02-TC-31) program or any costs of complying with Section 84754.5 of the Education Code.
(c)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1):
(1)
$100,000 is for a maintenance allowance, pursuant to Section 54200 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2)
Up to $500,000 is to reimburse colleges for the costs of federal aid repayments related to assessed fees for fee waiver recipients. This reimbursement only applies to students who completely withdraw from college before the census date pursuant to Section 58508 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
(d)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $72,510,000 shall be allocated to support the California College Promise pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 76396) of Chapter 2 of Part 47 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(e)(1)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $50,000,000 shall be used to hire new full-time faculty for community college districts to increase their percentage of full-time faculty toward meeting the 75 percent full-time faculty target. The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall consult with representatives from the Department of Finance, the Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office before distributing these funds to community college districts.
(2)(A)Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000,000 shall be used to hire new full-time faculty for participating community college districts to increase their percentage of full-time faculty toward meeting the 75 percent full-time faculty target. The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall consult with representatives from the Department of Finance, the Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office before distributing these funds to community college districts. It is the intent of the Legislature that the funding available pursuant to this paragraph be used to increase a district’s hiring of full-time faculty above the level that the district would have otherwise employed each year.
(B)No later than August 15, 2021, a community college district seeking to receive an allocation of funds pursuant to this paragraph shall notify the Chancellor’s Office of its intent. The notification of intent shall include a report of the district’s current number of full-time faculty as of July 1, 2021, and the number of replacement or additional full-time faculty it was already planning to hire during fiscal year 2021–22.
(f)(1)The Legislature finds and declares that in-person instruction is educationally beneficial to students and could assist in increasing enrollment at community college districts. By October 1, 2021, community college districts shall submit to the Chancellor’s Office the following data for fall 2019, fall 2020, and fall 2021: (A) the total number of course sections offered, broken out by lecture and laboratory courses; and (B) the percentage of lecture and laboratory course sections offered (i) in-person, (ii) fully online, or (iii) in a hybrid format. Districts shall also report: (A) on their plans for levels of in-person instruction in spring 2022; (B) data on student demand for the various instructional modalities, to the extent this data is readily available, and actions they are taking to meet student demand; (C) on their near-term and long-term plans for resuming in-person instruction; and (D) on measures taken to support student-aligned improvements they have made to instructional modalities resulting from the pandemic. Funds allocated to a community college district pursuant to Schedule (1) may be used by a community college district to offset the costs to report the information requested pursuant to this provision.
(2)The Chancellor’s Office shall aggregate and summarize this district level data and provide a report to the Legislature and Department of Finance by November 30, 2021.
3.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (2) shall be available pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 79140) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Pursuant to Section 79149.3 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $6.77 per hour.
(c)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (2), $30,000,000 shall be used for the California Apprenticeship Initiative pursuant to Section 79148.1 of the Education Code. Funds appropriated pursuant to this subdivision shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2027.
4.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (3) shall be available pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 8150) of Chapter 1 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code.
(b)
Pursuant to Section 8152 of the Education Code, the reimbursement rate shall be $6.77 per hour.
5.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (4) shall be apportioned to community college districts pursuant to Section 78222 of the Education Code.
6.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (5):
(1)
Not less than $14,337,000 is available to provide $0.91 per unit reimbursement to community college districts for the provision of California College Promise Grants pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code.
(2)
Not less than $14,495,000 is available for the Board Financial Assistance Program to provide reimbursement of 2 percent of total waiver value to community college districts for the provision of California College Promise Grants pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code.
(3)(A)
$5,300,000 shall be allocated to a community college district to conduct a statewide media campaign to promote the following message: (i) the California Community Colleges are affordable, (ii) financial aid is available to cover fees and help with books and other costs, and (iii) an interested student should contact the student’s local community college financial aid office. The campaign should target efforts to reach low-income and disadvantaged students who must overcome barriers in accessing postsecondary education. The community college district awarded the contract shall consult regularly with the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Student Aid Commission.
(B)
Of the amount identified in subparagraph (A), $2,500,000 shall be allocated to expand: (i) outreach for students from non-English speaking households and bilingual households, (ii) marketing and outreach aimed at baccalaureate degree pilot programs, and (iii) marketing and outreach aimed at increasing current and future student awareness of the California College Promise Grant. Bilingual efforts shall target areas of the state that meet at least one of the following conditions: (i) have concentrations of non-English speaking and bilingual households, or (ii) have underserved populations, a history of declining community college attendance, or both.
(4)
Not more than $35,200,000 shall be for direct contact with potential and current financial aid applicants. Each California Community College campus shall receive a minimum allocation of $50,000. The remainder of the funding shall be allocated to campuses based upon a formula reflecting FTES weighted by a measure of low-income populations demonstrated by the California College Promise Grant program participation within a district.
(5)
Funds allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall supplement, not supplant, the level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid programs during the 2001–02 or 2006–07 fiscal year, whichever is greater.
(6)
Funding allocated to a community college district pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) shall directly offset any costs claimed by that district for any of the following mandates: Enrollment Fee Collection (99-TC-13), Enrollment Fee Waivers (00-TC-15), Cal Grants (02-TC-28), and Tuition Fee Waivers (02-TC-21).
(7)
Notwithstanding subdivision (m) of Section 76300 of the Education Code or any other law, the amount of funds appropriated for the purpose of administering fee waivers for the 2021–22 fiscal year shall be determined in this act.
(8)
Not more than $5,000,000 shall be for ongoing maintenance, subscription, and training costs for financial aid technology advancements and innovations that streamline the financial aid verification process and enable colleges to more efficiently process state and federal financial aid grants. It is the intent of the Legislature that system improvements supported by this funding have the effect of reducing the manual processing of financial aid applications, thereby enabling financial aid program staff to provide additional technical assistance and guidance to students seeking financial aid. The Chancellor’s Office shall determine the methodology for allocating these funds to community college districts.
7.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (6) shall be used to assist districts in funding the excess direct instructional cost of providing special support services or instruction, or both, to disabled students enrolled at community colleges and for state hospital programs, as mandated by federal law.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (6):
(1)
At least $3,945,000 shall be used to address deficiencies identified by the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
(2)
At least $943,000 shall be used to support the High Tech Centers for activities including, but not limited to, training of district employees, staff, and students in the use of specialized computer equipment for the disabled.
(3)
At least $9,600,000 shall be allocated to community college districts for sign language interpreter services, real-time captioning equipment, or other communication accommodations for hearing-impaired students. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $4 received pursuant to this paragraph.
(4)
$642,000 shall be allocated for state hospital adult education programs at the hospitals served by the Coast and Kern Community College Districts.
8.(a)
The funds appropriated in Schedule (7) shall be allocated pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 79200) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (7):
(1)
$9,649,000 shall be for childcare, except that a community college district may request that the chancellor approve the use of funds for other purposes.
(2)
No less than $5,146,000 shall be used to provide direct workstudy wage reimbursement for students served under this program, and $644,000 is available for campus job development and placement services.
9.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (8) shall be allocated to community college districts to provide foster and relative or kinship care education and training pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 79420) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. A community college district shall ensure that education and training required pursuant to paragraphs (12) and (13) of subdivision (g) of Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code receive priority.
10.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (9) shall be allocated to a community college district to contract with the State Department of Social Services in order to contract with organizations qualified pursuant to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to provide services pursuant to that chapter to persons on California community college campuses. Use of these funds shall be included in updates provided to the Legislature on the State Department of Social Services’ immigration programs.
11.
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (10), $685,000 is available to support the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges course identification numbering system efforts and shall be subject to the requirements of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 70901 of the Education Code.
12.
The funds in Schedule (13) shall be allocated to increase compensation for part-time faculty. Funds shall be allocated to districts based on the total actual number of FTES in the previous fiscal year, with an adjustment to the allocations provided to small districts. These funds shall be used to assist districts in making part-time faculty salaries more comparable to full-time salaries for similar work, as determined through collective bargaining in each community college district. If a community college district achieves parity between compensation for full-time faculty and part-time faculty, funds received pursuant to this provision may be used for any other educational purpose.
13.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (15):
(a)
$20,000,000 shall be allocated to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to increase the number of courses available through the use of technology, provide alternative methods for students to earn college credit, and support the California Virtual Campus Distance Education Program. These funds may be used to pay for a consistent learning management system to help implement this program. The chancellor shall ensure, to the extent possible, that the following conditions are satisfied:
(1)
These courses can be articulated across all community college districts.
(2)
These courses are made available to students systemwide, regardless of the campus at which a student is enrolled.
(3)
Students who complete these courses are granted degree-applicable credit across community colleges.
(4)
These funds shall be used for those courses that have the highest demand, fill quickly, and are prerequisites for many different degrees.
(b)
By September 1 of each fiscal year, up to $3,000,000 shall be disbursed by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to one or more community college districts to provide textbooks or digital course content to inmates under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who are enrolled in one or more California Community College courses. The provision of this material is expected to enable community college districts to provide instruction to incarcerated adults.
(1)
To the extent possible, community college districts providing textbooks or digital course content pursuant to this subdivision are encouraged to first use open educational resources.
(2)
Notwithstanding any other law, a contract between the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and a community college district for purposes of this subdivision is not subject to any competitive bidding requirements of Section 10340 of the Public Contract Code.
14.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (16):
(a)
$22,929,000 is available for the following purposes:
(1)
Up to 10 percent may be allocated for state-level technical assistance, including statewide network leadership, organizational development, coordination, and information and support services.
(2)
All remaining funds shall be allocated for programs that target investments in priority and emergent sectors, including statewide and/or regional centers, hubs, collaborative communities, advisory bodies, and short-term grants. Short-term grants may include industry-driven regional education and training, Responsive Incumbent Worker Training, and Job Development Incentive Training. Funds allocated pursuant to this provision may be used to provide substantially similar services in support of the Strong Workforce Program.
(3)
Funds applied to performance-based training shall be matched by a minimum of $1 contributed by private businesses or industry for each $1 of state funds. The chancellor shall consider the level of involvement and financial commitments of business and industry in making awards for performance-based training.
(b)(1)$290,400,000 shall be available to support the Strong Workforce Program pursuant to Part 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(2)For the 2021–22 fiscal year only, a college may also use up to 10 percent of funding received through this program to integrate the development or expansion of work-based learning models and programs aligning with Strong Workforce Program consortia plans pursuant to Section 88823 of the Education Code and the Guided Pathways framework, including, but not limited to, internships, for both career technical education and non-career technical education disciplines. These models and programs would be intended to ensure that students have opportunities to complete programs with applied work experiences. Building upon the Chancellor’s Office efforts to develop work-based learning in the following sectors, colleges may also utilize their Strong Workforce Program funds consistent with Strong Workforce Program consortia plans pursuant to Section 88823 of the Education Code to develop work-based learning models and programs in the following sectors:
(A)The cloud computing sector, which may include: (i) the development of cloud computing skills certificate and degree programs; (ii) collaboration with employer partners in this sector for the development of programs and the placement of students into scholarships, paid internships or work experience, and jobs; and (iii) a focus on serving students who are underrepresented in cloud computing and the technology sector as a whole, including providing these students with necessary academic and student supports.
(B)Sectors impacted by the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports’ goal for zero emissions by 2035, including the transportation industries investing in zero emissions technologies and the supply chain management sector.
15.
Of the funds provided in Schedule (17):
(a)
$1,381,000 shall be used to support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Pathway program, which helps develop transfer guarantee agreements that help facilitate a smooth transition for students from the California Community Colleges to partnered HBCU institutions.
(b)(1)
$698,000 shall be used to support transfer and articulation projects and common course numbering projects.
(2)
Funding provided to community college districts shall directly offset any costs claimed by community college districts to be mandates pursuant to Chapter 737 of the Statutes of 2004.
(c)(1)
$5,600,000 shall be used on a one-time basis to implement the provisions of Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2020 by ensuring the seamless transfer of community college students to the California State University, given ethnic studies general education requirements. Activities may include collaboration with key stakeholder groups, review of regulations and standards, and establishment of a plan for implementation.
(2)
These funds may also be used to assist with advancing anti-racism initiatives within the California Community Colleges system.
(d)(1)
$10,000,000 shall be provided on a one-time basis for the Chancellor’s Office to allocate to a community college district to establish a workgroup that supports the development and implementation of a common course numbering system for the community college system, for the purpose of easing student course selection, promoting timely program completion, and streamlining the transfer process.
(2)
To the extent feasible, the workgroup established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall align the proposed common course number system with course numbering systems at the California State University and University of California.
(3)
Any funds not expended to support the workgroup established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be used to implement a common course numbering system for the community college system.
16.(a)
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (18):
(1)
$135,301,000 shall be used pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. Funds provided in this item for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services shall be available to students on all campuses within the California Community Colleges system.
(2)
$19,646,000 shall be used for funding, at all colleges, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education program in accordance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 79150) of Chapter 9 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code. The chancellor shall allocate these funds to local programs on the basis of need for student services.
(b)
Of the amount allocated pursuant to subdivision (a), no less than $4,972,000 shall be available to support additional textbook assistance grants to community college students.
17.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (19) shall be used for the following purposes:
(a)
$9,314,000 shall be used for the Puente Project to support up to 115 colleges. These funds are available if matched by $200,000 of private funds and if the participating community colleges and University of California campuses maintain their 1995–96 fiscal year support level for the Puente Project. All funding shall be allocated directly to participating districts in accordance with their participation agreement.
(b)
Up to $10,729,000 is for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. A community college district is required to spend $1 from local or other resources for every $1 received pursuant to this subdivision.
(c)
No less than $1,836,000 is for the Middle College High School Program. With the exception of special part-time students at the community colleges pursuant to Sections 48802 and 76001 of the Education Code, student workload based on participation in the Middle College High School Program shall not be eligible for community college state apportionment.
(d)
No less than $7,481,000 is for the Umoja program.
(e)
Consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and Chapter 772 of the Statutes of 2017, the chancellor shall enter into agreements with 20 community college districts to provide additional services in support of postsecondary education for foster youth. Up to $20,000,000 of the funds appropriated in this item shall be prioritized for services pursuant to Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and Chapter 772 of the Statutes of 2017. Further, the chancellor shall ensure that the list of eligible expenditures developed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 78221 of the Education Code includes expenditures that are consistent with the intent of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2014 and Chapter 772 of the Statutes of 2017.
(f)
$10,000,000 of the funds shall be for support of Veteran Resource Centers. To the extent funding is provided in the annual Budget Act, the chancellor shall only allocate funding to community colleges that commit to either meeting or making progress towards meeting the minimum standards developed by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(g)(1)
Colleges shall establish ongoing partnerships with community organizations that have a tradition of helping populations experiencing homelessness to provide wraparound services and rental subsidies for homeless and housing insecure students. $9,000,000 of the funds appropriated in Schedule (19) may be used for, but are not limited to, the following authorized activities:
(A)
Connecting students with community case managers who have knowledge and expertise in accessing safety net resources.
(B)
Establishing ongoing emergency housing procedures, including on-campus and off-campus resources.
(C)
Providing emergency grants that are necessary to secure housing or to prevent the imminent loss of housing.
(2)
Funding shall be allocated to campuses based on demonstrated need.
(3)
“Homeless” and “housing insecure” mean students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are:
(A)
Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
(B)
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
(C)
Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
(D)
Abandoned in hospitals.
(E)
Living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
(F)
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
(4)
By July 15 of each year, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report to the Director of Finance and, in conformity with Section 9795 of the Government Code, to the Legislature regarding the prior year use of these funds, including the number of coordinators hired, the number of students served by campus, the distribution of funds by campus, a description of the types of programs funded, and other relevant outcomes, such as the number of students who were able to secure permanent housing, and whether students receiving support remained enrolled at the institution or graduated.
(h)
$11,600,000 shall be allocated by the Chancellor’s Office to community colleges to support Dreamer Resource Liaisons and student support services, including those related to career pathways and economic mobility, for immigrant students, pursuant to Section 66021.8 of the Education Code.
(i)
$60,000,000 shall be available to support the basic needs of community college students.
(1)(A)Of the amount allocated for this subdivision, $30,000,000 shall be available to provide for student mental health resources.
(B)
The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall submit a report to the Department of Finance and relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature by January 1, 2025, and every three years thereafter, regarding the use of funds specified in this paragraph. The report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following information:
(i)
The amount of funds provided for each community college district.
(ii)
A description of how the funds were used for the purposes reflected in this paragraph.
(iii)
A description of the types of programs in which districts invested.
(iv)
Other findings and best practices implemented by districts.
(2)
Of the amount made available by this subdivision, $30,000,000 shall be allocated by the Chancellor’s Office for colleges to establish basic-needs centers as a centralized location on campus where students experiencing basic-needs insecurity can be identified, supported, and linked to on- and off-campus resources to support timely program completion. Colleges shall also designate or hire dedicated basic-needs coordinators for the basic-needs centers who will serve as a single point of contact for students.
(j)
$2,500,000 shall be allocated on a one-time basis by the Chancellor’s Office to provide funding for instructional materials for high school students enrolled in a community college course through a College and Career Access Pathways partnership. The Chancellor’s Office shall determine the methodology for allocating these funds to community college districts.
(k)(1)
$10,000,000 shall be allocated on a one-time basis for the Chancellor’s Office to provide to a community college district to establish a workgroup for a competency-based education pilot program. The workgroup shall develop recommendations to support the implementation of competency-based education, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A)A reimbursement funding model and attendance accounting guidelines.
(B)Local structures needed to support development and implementation of competency-based education.
(2)
Any funds not expended to support the workgroup established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall instead be used to pilot the implementation of a competency-based education model.
(l)
$10,000,000 shall be available to support the Rising Scholars Network.
18.
The funds appropriated in Schedule (20) shall be allocated by the chancellor to community college districts that levied childcare permissive override taxes in the 1977–78 fiscal year pursuant to Sections 8329 and 8330 of the Education Code in an amount proportional to the property tax revenues, tax relief subventions, and state aid required to be made available by the district to its childcare and development program for the 1979–80 fiscal year pursuant to Section 30 of Chapter 1035 of the Statutes of 1979, increased or decreased by any cost-of-living adjustment granted in subsequent fiscal years. These funds shall be used only for the purpose of community college childcare and development programs.
19.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (21):
(a)
$8,475,000 shall be used to provide support for nursing programs.
(b)
$4,903,000 shall be used for diagnostic and support services, preentry coursework, alternative program delivery model development, and other services to reduce the incidence of student attrition in nursing programs.
20.(a)
Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (22):
(1)(A)$7,500,000 may be used by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to provide technical assistance to community college districts that demonstrate low performance in any area of operations. It is the intent of the Legislature that technical assistance providers be contracted in a cost-effective manner, that they primarily consist of experts who are current and former employees of the California Community Colleges, and that they provide technical assistance consistent with the vision for the California Community Colleges.
(B)
Technical assistance funded pursuant to this paragraph that is initiated by the chancellor may be provided at no cost to the community college district. If a community college district requests technical assistance, the district is required to spend at least $1 from local or other resources for every $2 received, as determined by the chancellor.
(2)(A)$20,000,000 may be used by the chancellor to provide regional and online workshops and trainings to community college personnel to promote statewide priorities, including, but not limited to, strategies to improve student achievement; strategies to improve community college operations; and system leadership training to better coordinate planning and implementation of statewide initiatives in alignment with the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges’ Vision for Success. To the extent possible, the chancellor shall partner with existing statewide initiatives with proven results of improving student success and institutional effectiveness. Each fiscal year, the chancellor shall submit a report on the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this provision in the prior year to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee no later than December 31 of each year. This report shall include information regarding California Community Colleges’ participation in the activities funded pursuant to this provision.
(B)
Funding available pursuant to this paragraph may be used by the chancellor to coordinate with community college districts to conduct policy research, and develop and disseminate effective practices through the establishment of an online clearinghouse of information. The development of effective practices shall include, but not be limited to, statewide priorities such as the development of educational programs or courses for the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated, educational programs or courses for California Conservation Corps members, and other effective practices. The online clearinghouse of information shall also reflect effective practices, guidance, policies, curriculum, courses, and programs developed by local community colleges in support of the Strong Workforce Program established pursuant to Part 54.5 (commencing with Section 88820) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(C)
It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the chancellor to facilitate the development of local community college courses for the California Conservation Corps and the incarcerated adults in prisons and jails, and the formerly incarcerated. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Conservation Corps are encouraged to partner with the chancellor’s office in the development and dissemination of local community college courses and effective practices pursuant to this subparagraph and subparagraph (B).
21.
Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (23):
(a)
$10,613,000 shall be allocated to continue providing a systemwide and integrated online infrastructure that supports the continuity of education and quality distance learning across the community college system. These infrastructure investments may include, but are not limited to, access to online tutoring and counseling, ensuring available and accessible technical support, and providing mental health services and other student support services.
(b)
$8,000,000 shall be provided to cover increased administrative costs related to the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.
(c)
$41,890,000 shall be allocated by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for the following purposes:
(1)
Procurement, development, evaluation, and upgrading of high priority systemwide technology tools and infrastructure including, but not limited to, e-transcript, e-planning, and other tools to assist colleges to implement multiple measures of assessment pursuant to Chapter 745 of the Statutes of 2017, and technologies that facilitate portability of education credentials.
(2)
Provision of access to statewide multimedia hosting and delivery services for colleges and districts.
(3)
Provision of systemwide internet, audio bridging, data security, and telephony.
(4)
Services related to technology use, including accessibility guidance and information security.
(5)
Technology product development and program management, technical assistance and planning, and cooperative purchase agreements.
(6)
Ongoing faculty and staff development related to technology use and adoption.
(7)
Ongoing support of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) program.
(8)
Ongoing support for programs designed to use technology in assisting accreditation and the alignment of curricula across K–20 segments in California, as well as to support integration and interoperability toward an improved student experience.
(9)
Support for technology pilots and ongoing technology programs and applications that serve to maximize the utility and economy of scale of the technology investments of the community college system toward improving learning outcomes.
(10)
Up to 5 percent of the funds may be allocated by the chancellor to a community college district for statewide activities, not limited to statewide technical assistance to evaluate, plan, and continuously improve the system’s data and technology roadmap and deployment.
(d)
Any funds not allocated pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be available for allocations to districts to maintain technology capabilities.
(e)
$1,000,000 shall be used on a one-time basis to update and modernize the California Community Colleges Registry’s interface and technological capability, for purposes including to better enable centralized recruitment opportunities, to create a repository of resources for job seekers and college employers, and to update the data collection and analysis capabilities of the system. Funds may also be used to add systemwide online trainings to the California Community Colleges Registry on topics related to faculty and staff diversity, such as promoting cultural competency and addressing unconscious bias.
(f)
$4,000,000 shall be used to expand the implementation of the systemwide technology platform for library services to better manage and deliver digital information to support teaching and learning, including for students enrolled in distance education.
21.5.Notwithstanding any other law, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California may enter into an agreement for an intersegmental learning management system common to all campuses of the three segments. As feasible, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California are encouraged to enter into an agreement on a timeline that facilitates adoption of the common intersegmental learning management system by the 2023–24 academic year.
22.
The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall annually report by December 1 of each year through 2021, on the racial or ethnic and gender composition of faculty, and efforts to assist campuses in providing equal employment opportunity in faculty recruitment and hiring practices as well as systemwide training, monitoring, and compliance activities.

SEC. 152.

 Item 6980-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6980-101-0001—For local assistance, Student Aid Commission ........................
3,108,166,000
Schedule:
(1)
5755-Financial Aid Grants Program ........................
3,528,223,000
(2)
Reimbursements to 5755-Financial Aid Grants Program ........................
−420,057,000
Provisions:
1.
The funds appropriated in this item are for costs of all of the following:
(a)
The Cal Grant Program, pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(b)
The Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Scholarship Program, pursuant to Section 4709 of the Labor Code.
(c)
The Assumption Program of Loans for Education, pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 69612) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(d)
The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE), pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 70100) of Chapter 3 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(e)
The Middle Class Scholarship Program, pursuant to Article 22 (commencing with Section 70020) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(f)
The Cash for College Program, pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 69551) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(g)
The Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 69560) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
1.5.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $7,500,000 is to fund the activities pursuant to Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 69438) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
2.
Of the amount appropriated in this item, $500,000,000 is to support grants to students in a professional preparation program leading to a preliminary teaching credential through the Golden State Teacher Grant Program established pursuant to Section 69617 of the Education Code. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026. It is the intent of the Legislature that no more than $100,000,000 of the available $500,000,000 be expended each fiscal year that these funds are available for encumbrance and expenditure.
3.
Notwithstanding any other law, the maximum Cal Grant award for:
(a)
New recipients attending private, for-profit institutions that are not accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as of July 1, 2022, shall be $4,000.
(b)
New recipients attending private, for-profit institutions that are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as of July 1, 2022, shall be $8,056.
(c)
All recipients attending private, nonprofit institutions shall be $9,220.
(d)
All recipients of Cal Grant B access awards shall be $1,648.
(e)
All recipients receiving Cal Grant C tuition and fee awards shall be $2,462.
(f)
All recipients attending community colleges receiving Cal Grant C book and supply awards shall be $1,094.
(g)
All recipients not attending community colleges receiving Cal Grant C book and supply awards shall be $547.
(h)
All University of California student recipients receiving Cal Grant awards shall be the amount approved for mandatory systemwide tuition and fees by the Regents of the University of California for the 2021–22 academic year.
(i)
All California State University student recipients receiving Cal Grant awards shall be the amount approved for mandatory systemwide tuition and fees by the Trustees of the California State University for the 2021–22 academic year.
4.
Notwithstanding Provision 2 of this item and any other law:
(a)
All Cal Grant A award recipients attending a University of California or California State University and who have a dependent child or dependent children shall also receive an access award. The maximum amount of this access award shall be $6,000.
(b)
All Cal Grant B access award recipients attending a University of California, California State University, or California Community College and who have a dependent child or dependent children shall have a maximum access award of $6,000.
(c)
All Cal Grant C book and supply award recipients attending a California Community College and who have a dependent child or dependent children shall have a maximum book and supply award of $4,000.
5.
Notwithstanding Provision 2 of this item and any other law:
(a)
All Cal Grant A award recipients attending a University of California, California State University, or California Community College and who are former or current foster youth shall have a maximum access award of $6,000.
(b)
All Cal Grant B award recipients attending a University of California, California State University, or California Community College and who are former or current foster youth shall have a maximum access award of $6,000.
(c)
All Cal Grant C book and supply award recipients attending a California Community College and who are former or current foster youth shall have a maximum book and supply award of $4,000.
5.1.Of the amount appropriated in schedule (1) of this item, $200,000,000 shall be available to support the Learning Aligned Employment Program of Article 18 (commencing with Section 69950) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
5.2.Of the amount appropriated in schedule (1) of this item, $27,500,000 shall be available to support Golden State Education and Training Program Act grants for individuals who are ineligible to receive a grant from funds appropriated in Item 6980-162-8506.
6.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize an augmentation, from the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties established pursuant to Section 16418 of the Government Code, of the amount appropriated in this item to make Cal Grant awards, pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code. No augmentation may be authorized pursuant to this provision sooner than 30 days after the Department of Finance provides notice of the intended augmentation to the chairpersons of the committees in each house of the Legislature that consider appropriations.
7.
Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may authorize a loan from the General Fund for cashflow purposes, in an amount not to exceed $125,000,000, provided that:
(a)
The loan is to meet cash needs resulting from a delay in the receipt of reimbursements from federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.
(b)
The Student Aid Commission has received confirmation from the State Department of Social Services that there are no available TANF resources that could be advanced to them.
(c)
The loan is for a short-term need and shall be repaid within 90 days of the loan’s origination date.
(d)
Interest charges may be waived pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 16314 of the Government Code.

SEC. 153.

 Item 6980-162-8506 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
6980-162-8506—For local assistance, Student Aid Commission, payable from the Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund of 2021 ........................
472,500,000
Schedule:
(1)5755-Financial Aid Grants Program ........................ 472,500,000
Provisions:
1.The funds appropriated in this item shall be expended on the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program Act.

SEC. 154.

 Item 7120-101-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021 is amended to read:
7120-101-0001—For local assistance, California Workforce Development Board ........................
336,500,000
Schedule:
(1)6040-California Workforce Development Board ........................ 336,500,000
Provisions:
1.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $10,000,000 shall be available for support for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.
2.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $20,000,000 shall be available for support to the Miguel Contreras Foundation for the Mutual Aid Training Center facility in Los Angeles.
3.Of the amount appropriated in Schedule (1), $5,000,000 shall be available for the New Economics for Women pilot program.
4.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $100,000,000 shall be expended on the expansion of the High Road Training Partnerships program. These funds are available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
5.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $25,000,000 one-time shall be expended on the establishment of High Road Training Partnerships aligned with the California Community Colleges. These funds are available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
(a)The California Workforce Development Board and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall jointly submit an interim report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by October 1, 2023, and a final report by October 1, 2026, on the use and outcomes of funds appropriated in this provision. The report shall include, but not be limited to, information on the number of applicants, number of grants awarded, types of industry sectors that received a grant, average grant amount, geographic distribution of grantees, number of workers served, re-employment or employment retention, participation of high road employers, and participant wage gain, as well as a description of use of funds and participant employment changes as a result of the program. The report shall also provide an evaluation of the program, including any recommended changes to improve coordination and collaboration between community colleges and workforce development programs, and other best practices.
6.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $25,000,000 shall be expended on Regional Equity and Recovery Partnerships between local workforce boards and community colleges. These funds shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.
(a)The California Workforce Development Board and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall jointly submit an interim report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by October 1, 2023, and a final report by October 1, 2026, on the use and outcomes of funds appropriated in this provision. The report shall include, but not be limited to, information on the number of applicants, number of grants awarded, types of industry sectors that received a grant, average grant amount, geographic distribution of grantees, number of workers served, re-employment or employment retention, participation of high road employers, and participant wage gain, as well as a description of use of funds and participant employment changes as a result of the program. The report shall also provide an evaluation of the program, including any recommended changes to improve coordination and collaboration between community colleges and workforce development programs, and other best practices.
7.Of the funds appropriated in Schedule (1), $8,000,000 shall be expended on a shared data infrastructure between the Labor Agency and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges.
(a)The Shared Data infrastructure shall comply with federal and state laws to protect individual privacy, including, but not limited to:
(1)The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380, as amended).
(2)The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191, as amended).
(3)The federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-329, as amended).
(4)Consider and respond to stakeholder input.
(5)Promote and foster an environment and culture of collaboration and cooperation.
(6)Promote a culture of data-informed decision-making by consulting with data and privacy experts and intended data users, including members of the public, when developing data use priorities.
(b)Any data collected pursuant to the shared data infrastructure shall be treated as personal information, as defined in Section 1798.3 of the Civil Code.