The Superintendent of Public Instruction, upon proper application therefor made by a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining an eligible regional educational data processing center, shall allow to the applicant the amount specified in this section appropriate to the fiscal year for which the application is made.
(a) The amount of an allowance for which application may be made shall not exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) for the first, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for the second and ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the third, fiscal year for which an allowance is sought.
(b) An allowance shall be made for each of any three fiscal years for which a proper application is made by a school district or county superintendent of schools maintaining an eligible regional educational data processing center.
(c) A school district or county superintendent of schools shall not receive more than one allowance in any fiscal year nor more than three such allowances altogether.
(d) A new application shall precede such allowance.
(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1011.)