(a) The sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) is hereby appropriated from the United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant funds in the Federal Trust Fund to the department for the purposes of this article pursuant to the following schedule:
(1) A sum not to exceed one hundred twenty-six thousand dollars ($126,000) for the purposes of awarding grants for at least 70 school district instructional gardens pursuant to Sections 9001 and 9002.
(2) A sum not to exceed seventy-four thousand dollars ($74,000) for the purposes of developing, researching, and coordinating the best available practices regarding appropriate curriculum for school garden programs pursuant to Section 9003.
(b) An amount not to exceed 10 percent of the sum set forth in subdivision (a) may be used for the administrative costs of the department in implementing this article.
(c) The State Department of Education shall select grant recipients from the northern, southern, and central regions of the state and from urban, rural, and suburban areas, so that the recipients are broadly representatives of the state.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1163, Sec. 2.)
Education Code 9001
Education Code 9002
Education Code 9003