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California Reading And Literacy Improvement And Public Library Construction And Renovation Bond Act Of 2006; Program Provisions   

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In making the awards, the board shall consider applications for construction or rehabilitation of public library facilities submitted pursuant to Section 20031 and the funding shall be allocated in the following manner:

(a) First priority shall be given to applications deemed eligible by the State Librarian, that were submitted but not funded in the third application cycle of the California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000. Amounts awarded by the board for these applications may not exceed 50 percent of the total amount authorized pursuant to Section 20038.

(b) Until regulations are adopted pursuant to Section 20030, regulations adopted pursuant to the California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000 (Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 19985)) govern the administration of this chapter.

(c) Funds not awarded for the third application cycle pursuant to the California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000 shall be awarded on a competitive basis pursuant to this chapter.

(d) (1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), an amount of at least twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) shall be made available for joint-use projects that meet all of the following requirements:

(A) The joint-use project is with one or more public education institutions. For the purpose of this section, "public education institution" means any of the following:

(i) A school district maintaining any combination of educational settings from kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive.

(ii) A county office of education.

(iii) A community college district.

(iv) A campus of the California State University.

(v) A campus of the University of California.

(B) The public education institution or institutions participating as a joint-use partner or partners provide at least 50 percent of the 35 percent local matching funds required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 20033.

(C) Consideration may be given to a proposed joint-use project to be located in a low-income area.

(D) Consideration may be given to a proposed joint-use project to be located in an area in which public schools have low scores on the Academic Performance Index.

(2) If, by March 2, 2010, the total dollar amount of all approved applications for joint-use projects pursuant to this section exceeds the total dollar amount made available for joint-use projects pursuant to paragraph (1), joint-use projects may also be funded from any other funds available to the board under this chapter.

(3) If, by March 2, 2010, the total dollar amount of all approved applications for joint-use projects pursuant to this section is less than the total dollar amount made available for joint-use projects pursuant to paragraph (1), any remaining funds under paragraph (1) shall be made available for any other grants under this chapter awarded on a competitive basis in the same manner as set forth in subdivision (d).

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 698, Sec. 1.)

Reference:

Education Code 19985

Education Code 20030

Education Code 20033

Education Code 20038