The State Department of Education shall distribute the grants pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b), in consultation with education, nutrition, and agricultural experts, at the applicant's election, as follows:
(a) A maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to each school that establishes instructional school gardens and an additional five hundred dollars ($500) as a workshop travel stipend to each school district that receives a grant.
(b) A maximum of two thousand dollars ($2,000), available on a competitive basis as determined by the State Department of Education, to each school that has an existing instructional garden onsite, and that would offer a garden salad in the school lunch program with these funds.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1163, Sec. 2.)