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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 1 amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 77. )

CHAPTER 8. Dispute Resolution Programs [465 - 471.5]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1313, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 4. Application Procedures [468 - 468.3]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1313, Sec. 1. )


All funds available to a county for the purposes of this chapter shall be utilized for projects proposed by eligible programs.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1313, Sec. 1.)


Programs shall be selected for funding by a county from the applications submitted therefor.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1313, Sec. 1.)


Applications submitted for funding shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following information:

(a) Evidence of compliance with Sections 467.2, 467.3, and 467.4.

(b) A description of the proposed community area of service, cost of the principal components of operation, and any other characteristics, as determined by rules of the advisory council.

(c) A description of available dispute resolution services and facilities within the defined geographical area.

(d) A description of the applicant’s proposed program, by type and purpose, including evidence of community support, the present availability of resources, and the applicant’s administrative capability.

(e) A description of existing or planned cooperation between the applicant and local human service and justice system agencies.

(f) A demonstrated effort on the part of the applicant to show the manner in which funds that may be awarded under this program may be coordinated or consolidated with other local, state, or federal funds available for the activities described in Sections 467.2, 467.3, and 467.4.

(g) An explanation of the methods to be used for selecting and training mediators and other facilitators used in the dispute resolution process.

(h) Such additional information as may be required by the county.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1313, Sec. 1.)


Data supplied by each applicant shall be used to assign relative funding priority on the basis of criteria developed by the advisory council. The criteria may include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following, in addition to the criteria set forth in Section 468.2:

(a) Unit cost, according to the type and scope of the proposed program.

(b) Quality and validity of the program.

(c) Number of participants who may be served.

(d) Administrative capability.

(e) Community support factors.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1313, Sec. 1.)

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