(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall contract with a nonprofit organization to serve as a financial intermediary. The nonprofit organization shall have staff who have expertise in financing and capital expansion, are knowledgeable about the child care field, and have the ability to develop and implement a plan to increase the availability of financing to renovate, expand, and construct child day care facilities, both in day care centers and family day care homes.
(b) The financial intermediary selected by the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall undertake activities designed to increase funds available from the private and public sectors for the financing of child day care facilities. These activities shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Soliciting capital grants and program-related investments from foundations and corporations.
(2) Building partnerships with foundations and corporations.
(3) Developing lending commitments, linked deposits, and other financing programs with conventional financial institutions.
(4) Coordinating private sources of capital with existing public sector sources of financing for child day care facilities, including, but not limited to, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.
(5) Coordinating financing efforts with the technical assistance provided by the regional resource centers described in Provision 7(d) of Item 6110-196-0001 of the Budget Act of 1999, and other local entities that work with potential providers.
(c) This section shall only be implemented to the extent that funds are appropriated for this purpose in the annual Budget Act.
(Amended by Stats. 2004 and renumbered from 8290.1, Ch. 896, Sec. 22.)