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DIVISION 6. CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND UTILIZATION OF STATE WATER RESOURCES [10000 - 12999]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 2.2. INTEGRATED REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT PLANS [10530 - 10552]

  ( Part 2.2 repealed and added by Stats. 2008, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 1, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 7. Advanced Payment of Grant Funds [10551 - 10552]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 675, Sec. 1. )

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(a) Within 90 days of notice that a grant for projects included and implemented in an integrated regional water management plan has been awarded, the regional water management group shall provide the department with a list of projects to be funded by the grant funds where the project proponent is a nonprofit organization or a disadvantaged community, or the project benefits a disadvantaged community. The list shall specify how the projects are consistent with the adopted integrated regional water management plan and shall include all of the following information:

(1) Descriptive information concerning each project identified.

(2) The names of the entities that will receive the funding for each project, including, but not limited to, an identification as to whether the project proponent or proponents are nonprofit organizations or a disadvantaged community.

(3) The budget of each project.

(4) The anticipated schedule for each project.

(b) Within 60 days of receiving the project information pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall provide advanced payment of 50 percent of the grant award for those projects that satisfy both of the following criteria:

(1) The project proponent is a nonprofit organization or a disadvantaged community, or the project benefits a disadvantaged community.

(2) The grant award for the project is less than one million dollars ($1,000,000).

(c) Funds advanced pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be handled as follows:

(1) The recipient shall place the funds in a noninterest-bearing account until expended.

(2) The funds shall be spent within six months of the date of receipt, unless the department waives this requirement.

(3) The recipient shall, on a quarterly basis, provide an accountability report to the department regarding the expenditure and use of any advanced grant funds that provides, at a minimum, the following information:

(A) An itemization as to how advanced payment funds provided under this section have been expended.

(B) A project itemization as to how any remaining advanced payment funds provided under this section will be expended over the period specified in paragraph (2).

(C) Whether the funds are placed in a noninterest-bearing account, and if so, the date that occurred and the dates of withdrawals of funds from that account, if applicable.

(4) If funds are not expended, the unused portion of the grant shall be returned to the department within 60 days after project completion or the end of the grant performance period, whichever is earlier.

(5) The department may adopt additional requirements for the recipient regarding the use of the advanced payment to ensure that the funds are used properly.

(d) As used in this section:

(1) “Disadvantaged community” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (j) of Section 79702.

(2) “Nonprofit organization” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (p) of Section 79702.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 675, Sec. 1. (SB 208) Effective January 1, 2016. Repealed as of January 1, 2025, pursuant to Section 10552.)

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This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2025, deletes or extends that date.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 675, Sec. 1. (SB 208) Effective January 1, 2016. Repealed as of January 1, 2025, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 7, commencing with Section 10551.)

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