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Education Code - EDC


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


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

PART 11. LIBRARIES [8000 - 22980]

  ( 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 5. Museum and Cultural Resources Program [20090 - 20092]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1126, Sec. 1. )


The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(a) Museums do important work that helps the state meet its obligations to residents in the field of education. Museums contribute to formal and informal learning at every stage of life, from the education of children in preschool to the continuing education of adults.

(b) Museums are a significant resource for in-service training of California teachers. A great potential for a relationship between museums and educational facilities exists.

(c) Museums are an important means of making art, science, history, and culture available to California residents.

(d) Museums provide an economic boost to their communities by attracting tourists and local visitors, all of whom create a demand for services.

(e) Museums often help define the public identity of a community, and serve as a foundation of its cultural identity. A museum has the legacy of its community as the heart of its mission.

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


To the extent that funding is available for such purposes, the endowment shall establish a program to assist and enhance the services of California’s museums and of other groups and institutions that undertake cultural projects that are deeply rooted in and reflective of previously underserved communities. This program shall give priority to:

(a) Enhancing opportunities for superior museum and cultural program services.

(b) Encouraging museums and cultural programs to provide services to school pupils, including any of the following:

(1) Curriculum development.

(2) Schoolsite presentations or workshops.

(3) Teacher training.

(4) Reduced price or free admission of pupils to museums.

(c) Collaborative projects and technical assistance to coordinate the work of eligible museums and cultural programs and to enhance the ability of museums and cultural programs to serve the public. Priority shall be given to any project that does any of the following:

(1) Assists an eligible museum or cultural program in serving an historically underserved population.

(2) Aids a museum or cultural program in diversifying or expanding its audience.

(3) Aids a museum or cultural program in raising its professional standards in order to better serve the public.

(d) Projects that increase accessibility to museums’ and cultural programs’ collections and services.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 62, Sec. 36. Effective January 1, 2004.)


(a) The endowment may create a competitive grant program to support small capital projects, exhibits, educational programs, outreach programs, public programs, curriculum, marketing, and collections care in museums pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 20057. The grant program shall give priority to the objectives listed in Section 20091. Funding for the grant program shall only be made, upon appropriation by the Legislature, from the funds collected pursuant to Section 5169 of the Vehicle Code.

(b) 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 development and adoption of program guidelines and selection criteria for purposes of this section. The endowment shall hold at least one public hearing before adopting program guidelines and selection criteria.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 742, Sec. 1. (SB 1493) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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