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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 11. LIBRARIES [18010 - 20092]

  ( Part 11 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 13. California Cultural and Historical Endowment Act [20050 - 20092]

  ( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Grants and Loans [20070 - 20074]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. )

20070.
  

(a) The endowment may award grants and loans on a competitive basis to public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including museums, to encourage development of a systematic and coordinated assemblage of buildings, sites, artifacts, museums, cultural landscapes, illustrations, written materials, and displays and interpretive centers to preserve and tell the stories of California as a unified society and of the many groups of people that together comprise historic and modern California. In addition to preserving and interpreting California’s missions, gold rush and pioneer sites, and other examples of early European exploration and settlement, the endowment shall give priority to funding projects to preserve, interpret, and enhance understanding and appreciation of the state’s subsequent cultural, social, and economic evolution. For example, it may fund projects involving buildings, including the acquisition of any interest in real property, structures, ships, historic cemeteries, site areas, places, trails, artifacts, artistic expressions, illustrations, written materials, or collections of artifacts, historic districts, cultural landscapes, illustrations, and written materials, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Projects that preserve, display, demonstrate, or interpret the contributions of the many unique identifiable ethnic and other communities that have added significant elements to California’s culture, including, but not limited to, their architecture, landscaping, urban forms, recreation, food and drink, styles, literature, artistic expressions, and pastimes.

(2) Projects that preserve and demonstrate culturally significant aspects of the changing ways that ordinary or particularly creative people lived their daily lives during the course of California history, including, but not limited to, representative or exceptionally expressive residences, recreational facilities and equipment, farms and ranches, transportation technologies, and innovative shopping arrangements.

(3) Projects that preserve, display, demonstrate, or interpret the industries, technologies, individuals, groups, and commercial enterprises that built California’s enormous economic strength, including, but not limited to, aircraft construction, banking and finance, electronics and related technologies, medical technologies, petroleum production and refining, movie and television production, and agriculture.

(4) Projects that preserve, display, demonstrate, or interpret California’s contribution to the national defense during the state’s history, including facilities and artifacts from closed military bases, and including projects about the social, demographic, and other changes that resulted from these national defense activities.

(5) Projects that preserve and promote understanding and continuity of California’s living cultural heritage and folklife that is deeply rooted in and reflective of its distinct cultural communities, including, but not limited to, public programs, recordings, exhibitions, apprenticeships, publications, ethnographic documentation, and archival preservation.

(6) Projects that preserve, display, demonstrate, or interpret California’s geologic and oceanographic history, including, but not limited to, its assemblage from Jurassic and earlier archipelagoes and ophiolitic remnants through subduction processes, and the expression of global tectonic forces in its mountains, basins, and faults.

(b) The endowment shall fund projects relating to the archaeology, history, or culture of California’s Native American population that are sensitive to the sovereign status of the tribes and that respect the cultural and spiritual traditions of those tribes.

(c) The endowment shall give priority to funding projects that preserve, document, interpret, or enhance understanding of threads of California’s story that are absent or underrepresented in existing historical parks, monuments, museums, and other facilities, and to achieve careful balance geographically, among communities and organizations of large and small size, and among diverse ethnic groups. The endowment may create financial and other incentives to support projects described in this subdivision, including, but not limited to, technical assistance, funding set asides, and preferential match requirements.

(d) The endowment shall ensure that California’s historic and cultural resources are accessible and available to the people of California, especially traditionally underserved communities, by encouraging programs including, but not limited to, traveling exhibitions, illustrative publications, exchanges, Web sites and digitalization of materials, and programs in conjunction with school districts to bring school children into contact with these materials, and may fund projects for these purposes.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

20071.
  

The endowment shall require that public agencies requesting a grant provide a matching amount of resources for the completion of the project. The match may include resources obtained from other funding agencies, and may include in-kind resources. The match shall be a proportion of the cost of the project as the endowment determines is appropriate, but the proportion shall be uniform for categories of project and public agencies, except pursuant to subdivision (c). The endowment shall determine the match proportion by considering the following:

(a) The endowment shall seek to leverage the resources available to it.

(b) The endowment shall require a match sufficient to ensure a strong commitment to the project on the part of the sponsoring agency.

(c) The endowment may require a lower than usual match if necessary to make projects realistic for underserved communities.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

20072.
  

(a) The endowment shall require grant recipients to report on the progress and completion of any project for which they have received a grant, and on public acceptance or criticism of the project. The endowment shall make all such reports available to the Legislature.

(b) The endowment shall require grant recipients to follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties where appropriate to ensure the historical integrity of the project.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

20073.
  

(a) Funds may be granted or loaned to a nonprofit organization under this chapter if the nonprofit organization enters into an agreement with the endowment, on such terms and conditions as the endowment specifies.

(b) (1) In the case of a grant for real property acquisition, the agreement shall provide all of the following:

(A) The purchase price of any interest in real property acquired by the nonprofit organization may not exceed the fair market value as established by an appraisal approved by the endowment.

(B) The endowment shall approve the terms under which the interest in land is acquired.

(C) The interest in land acquired pursuant to a grant from the endowment may not be used as security for any debt to be incurred by the nonprofit organization unless the endowment approves the transaction.

(D) The transfer of land acquired pursuant to an endowment grant shall be subject to the approval of the endowment and a new agreement sufficient to protect the interest of the people of California shall be entered into with the transferee.

(E) If any essential term or condition is violated, title to all interest in real property acquired with state funds shall immediately vest in the state.

(F) If the existence of the nonprofit organization is terminated for any reason, title to all interest in real property acquired with state funds shall immediately vest in the state unless another appropriate public agency or nonprofit organization is identified by the endowment and agrees to accept title to all interests in real property.

(2) Any deed or other instrument of conveyance whereby real property is being acquired by a nonprofit organization pursuant to this section shall set forth the reversionary interest of the state.

(c) The endowment shall also require an agreement sufficient to protect the public interest in any improvement or development constructed under a grant to a nonprofit organization for improvement and development of a project under this chapter. The agreement shall particularly describe any real property which is subject to the agreement, and it shall be recorded by the endowment in the county in which the real property is located.

(d) Any funds collected from a nonprofit organization pursuant to an agreement regarding a grant shall be deposited in the account created pursuant to Section 20060.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

20074.
  

The endowment may provide technical and other assistance to applicants and prospective applicants as it determines to be useful or necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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