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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2106]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )

CHAPTER 2. Youth Center and Youth Shelter Bond Act of 1988 [2000 - 2025]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Youth Center and Youth Shelter Bond Act Program [2010 - 2025]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1. )

2010.
  

Money in the 1988 County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Fund created pursuant to Section 4496.10 of the Penal Code shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be available, for allocation, upon the request of the Director of the Department of the Youth Authority and for the purposes specified in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2011.
  

(a) The department shall, upon appropriation pursuant to Section 2010, make awards to public or private nonprofit agencies or joint ventures, or both, for the purpose of acquiring, renovating, constructing, and purchasing equipment for youth centers or youth shelters. This chapter shall not apply to institutions of a type under the jurisdiction of the department prior to the operative date of this act adding this section.

(b) If a public or private nonprofit agency or joint venture, or both, is granted an award pursuant to subdivision (a) for a youth shelter which will provide services for both runaway youths and abused and neglected children, the department shall credit the allocation of bond proceeds awarded to reflect the proportion of funds to be used by the recipient for services for runaway youths and the proportion of funds to be used for services for abused or neglected children.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1130, Sec. 2. Effective September 30, 1989.)

2012.
  

(a) A recipient of a contract for the acquisition of a facility to be used as a youth center or youth shelter shall assure that the facility will be used for that purpose for at least 10 years from the date of acquisition.

(b) A recipient of a contract for the construction of a facility to be used as a youth center or youth shelter shall assure the department the facility will be used for that purpose for at least 20 years after completion of construction.

(c) A recipient of a contract for the renovation of an existing facility to be used as a youth center or youth shelter shall assure the department the facility will be used for that purpose for the following periods:

(1) Not less than three years from the date the contract terminates, where the amount of the award does not exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).

(2) If the award exceeds thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), the fixed period of time shall increase one year for each additional ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or part thereof, to a maximum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000).

(3) For awards which exceed seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), the fixed period of time shall not be less than 10 years.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2013.
  

(a) The State of California shall be entitled to recapture a portion of state funds from the recipient of a contract if, within 10 years after acquisition, 20 years after completion of construction, or 3 to 10 years after renovation, as provided in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 2012, either of the following occurs:

(1) The recipient of a contract ceases to be a public or nonprofit agency.

(2) (A) The facility is no longer used for youth center or youth shelter activities.

(B) A county shall not be required to repay funds that were initially allocated for shelters for abused and neglected children under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 2020, but were expended for shelters for runaway or homeless youth pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 2020.

(b) The amount recovered shall be that proportion of the current value of the facility equal to the proportion of state funds contributed to the original cost. The current value of the facility shall be determined by an agreement between the owner of the facility and the State of California, or by an action in the court in the jurisdiction in which the facility is located.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 493, Sec. 1. (SB 347) Effective January 1, 2014.)

2014.
  

A facility altered, acquired, renovated, constructed, or equipped using funds allocated under this chapter may not be used and may not be intended to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2015.
  

In a youth center or youth shelter facility that is shared with other age groups, funds received under this chapter may support only the following:

(a) That part of the facility used by young people.

(b) A proportionate share of the costs based on the extent of use of the facility by young people.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2016.
  

The department prior to issuing a request for proposal shall create an advisory committee to secure from this committee advice on the request for proposal and the criteria for reviewing and evaluating the responses. In no case shall the department issue a request for proposals for youth centers and youth shelters any later than three months after the money is deposited in the fund for the purposes of this chapter. The advisory committee shall consist of representatives, including, but not limited to, of the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, law enforcement, League of California Cities, County Supervisors Association of California, California Collaboration for Youth, California Child, Youth and Family Coalition, California Park and Recreation Society, YWCA, California Association of Probation Officers, California Parent-Teachers’ Association, Girl Scouts of America, two appointees each by the Speaker of the Assembly and Senate Rules Committee representing providers of community youth services including service providers for homeless youth.

The department shall review and evaluate proposals for funding. The proposals shall be consistent with the criteria developed by the department in consultation with its advisory bodies.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2017.
  

Proposals for both youth centers and youth shelters shall do all of the following:

(1) Document the need for the applicant’s proposal.

(2) Contain a written commitment and a plan for the delivery of programs, including, where appropriate, plans for innovative nontraditional programs designed to meet the needs of the youth of the targeted community.

(3) (A) Contain a match for funding as follows:

(i) Equal to 25 percent of the total amount requested, when the applicant is a public agency or joint venture involving a public agency.

(ii) Equal to 15 percent of the total amount requested, when the applicant is a private nonprofit agency.

(B) The match may be in cash or in kind.

(4) Document the cost effectiveness of the proposal.

(5) Contain a written commitment and plan to develop and implement a process to receive and consider feedback and suggestions from the community served including a separate mechanism for the youth it serves. A board of directors reflecting broad representation of the community will satisfy the requirement for community input.

(6) Document plans to utilize and coordinate with other organizations serving the same youth population, including making available center facilities where possible.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 690. Effective January 1, 2007.)

2018.
  

(a) (1) Funds shall be available in response to requests for proposals. The department shall rank the proposals for funding on a priority consideration based on established greatest need in the most heavily populated areas, the most underserved areas, and the most economically disadvantaged areas, both in urban and rural counties.

(2) After ranking the priorities pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), funds shall be given to applicants in the following order of priority taking into consideration the factors set forth in subdivision (b).

(A) Private nonprofit agencies.

(B) Joint ventures between public and private nonprofit agencies.

(C) Public agencies.

(b) In ranking the proposals, the department shall also consider the following factors:

(1) The number of youths to be served.

(2) The cost effectiveness of the proposal.

(3) The utilization of, and coordination with, other agencies serving youth.

(4) Experience in program management, particularly in programs serving the needs of youth.

(5) Experience in programs serving youth.

(c) The department shall, to the extent possible given the amount of funds available, attempt to ensure a broad distribution of the funds consistent with the program priorities, in order to meet the needs of youth.

The department shall consider any protest or objection regarding the award of a contract, whether submitted before or after the award, provided that the protest is filed within the time period established in the request for proposals, made pursuant to Section 2016. All protests or objections shall be filed in writing. The protesting party shall be notified in writing of the final decision on the protest, and the notification shall set forth the rationale upon which the decision is based.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2019.
  

The funds shall be given to applicants for youth shelters for abused and neglected children without regard to the priorities set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 2018.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1130, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1989.)

2020.
  

(a) For purposes of administering this chapter and the allocation of bond proceeds, the department shall treat funding for the youth centers and youth shelters as separate programs and shall fund each separately.

(b) (1) Funding for youth shelters shall be awarded as follows:

(A) At least 70 percent to shelters for runaway youths.

(B) A maximum of 30 percent to shelters for abused and neglected children. Funds allocated for shelters for abused and neglected children shall be prioritized among no more than three counties of the 1st to 10th class, inclusive, as defined by Section 28020 of the Government Code. The criteria for selection of these counties shall be given to applicants in the following order of priority:

(i) Counties with existing youth shelters, as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 4496.04 of the Penal Code, with demonstrated overcrowding problems.

(ii) Counties that have a demonstrated need for additional youth shelter beds and that have initiated planning and the permit process for construction of a new shelter.

(2) Any money that has been awarded to shelters for abused or neglected children pursuant to Section 2011, and has not been encumbered by July 1, 1992, shall be reallocated according to a supplemental process to be developed by the department. The department shall establish this reallocation process only when the unspent funds accumulated under this section equals five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or more. The department shall accept new applications pursuant to this process from all counties that have demonstrated a need for additional youth shelter beds for abused and neglected children, and that have initiated planning for construction of a new shelter.

(c) A county may use any unexpended funds awarded to a shelter for abused and neglected children under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) for the purpose of acquiring, renovating, constructing, or purchasing equipment for a shelter for runaway or homeless youth. The department shall revise any contracts as necessary to implement this subdivision.

(d) In addition to its advisory committee, the department shall seek the cooperation and advice of the Office of Criminal Justice Planning and other appropriate agencies in the administration of the youth shelter program.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 493, Sec. 2. (SB 347) Effective January 1, 2014.)

2021.
  

No grant made pursuant to this chapter shall exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000).

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2022.
  

The committee, as defined in Section 4496.04 of the Penal Code, shall give priority to the issuance of bonds in order to carry out the actions specified in subdivision (b) of Section 4496.12 of the Penal Code.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

2023.
  

The department shall develop a statewide needs assessment which shall be completed and sent to the Legislature by May 3, 1991, with preliminary information provided to the Legislature by April 15, 1990, regarding the need for multipurpose youth centers and youth shelters for runaway youths. The needs assessment shall identify all of the following:

(a) The capability of existing centers and shelters presently to address the needs of California youths.

(b) The nature and extent of youth needs that are presently unmet or unaddressed by existing facilities.

(c) The nature and extent of future need for multipurpose youth centers and youth shelters.

(d) Cost estimates for addressing needs identified in subdivisions (b) and (c).

(e) Other information, issues, and trends relevant to understanding and serving the youths under study.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1130, Sec. 3.5. Effective September 30, 1989.)

2024.
  

The department shall administer funds appropriated for youth centers and youth shelters as specified in subdivision (b) of Section 4496.12 of the Penal Code.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1130, Sec. 4. Effective September 30, 1989.)

2025.
  

A county that is the recipient of a contract pursuant to this chapter may use funds received under the contract to provide grant awards to private nonprofit entities for the acquisition, renovation, construction, or purchase of equipment for a youth shelter.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 493, Sec. 3. (SB 347) Effective January 1, 2014.)

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