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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 1.691. California Park and Recreational Facilities Act of 1984 [5096.225 - 5096.267]

  ( Chapter 1.691 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 5. State Coastal Conservancy [5096.244- 5096.244.]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. )


(a) The State Coastal Conservancy shall prepare and adopt priorities, criteria, and procedures for the making of grants to local public agencies or nonprofit organizations pursuant to Section 5096.232.

The procedures shall specify the categories of expenditures for grants, and shall include procedures for the submittal, review, and approval of applications, disbursements, and, where appropriate, repayment of grant funds.

(b) An application for a grant pursuant to this article shall be submitted to the State Coastal Conservancy for evaluation, review of adequacy, and classification as a park, beach, coastal access, or other project necessary to protect coastal resource values.

(c) The minimum amount that may be applied for any individual project is one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(d) Every application for a grant shall comply with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000)).

(e) Funds granted pursuant to Section 5096.232 may be expended for development, rehabilitation, or restoration only on lands owned by, or subject to a lease or other interest held by, the applicant. If those lands are not owned by the applicant, the applicant shall first demonstrate to the satisfaction of the State Coastal Conservancy that the development, rehabilitation, or restoration will provide benefits commensurate with the type and duration of interest in land held by the applicant.

(f) No state grant funds authorized under Section 5096.232 may be disbursed until the applicant agrees that any property acquired or developed with the funds shall be used by the applicant only for the purpose for which the funds were requested and that no other use, sale, or other disposition of the property shall be permitted except by specific act of the Legislature. If the use of the property is changed to one other than permitted under the category in Section 5096.232 from which the funds were appropriated, or the property is sold or otherwise disposed of, an amount equal to the amount of the grant or equal to the fair market value of the real property, or portion thereof, acquired or developed with the grant, whichever is greater, shall be used by the local public agency or the nonprofit organization for a purpose authorized in that category or shall be reimbursed to the State Coastal Conservancy Fund of 1984 for a use authorized in that category.

(g) No state grant funds authorized under Section 5096.232 may be disbursed unless the applicant agrees to maintain and operate the property acquired or developed pursuant to this article for a period commensurate with the type of project and the proportion of state grant funds and local funds allocated to the capital costs of the project.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 173. Effective October 12, 2001. Note: This section was added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 5, and approved in Prop. 18 on June 5, 1984.)

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