(a) As used in this section, "fund" means the College Access Tax Credit Fund created by Sections 17053.86 and 17053.87 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(b) Any moneys allocated to the commission from the fund for purposes of this section shall be in addition to, and are intended to supplement, other moneys appropriated for the Cal Grant Program. Upon the creation of the fund, and during its existence, the amount of the Cal Grant B access award as established in the annual Budget Act shall not be adjusted below the amount set forth in the Budget Act of 2012.
(c) (1) The moneys allocated to the commission pursuant to Sections 17053.86 and 17053.87 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall be available for the purpose of making awards to students in accordance with this section.
(2) To the extent feasible, the commission shall make annual disbursements from the moneys allocated to the commission to supplement awards made for access costs under Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436), and Article 5 (commencing with Section 69437). The amount of the supplemental award, when added to the amount of the award made for access costs established by the annual Budget Act, shall not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000). An award under this section is payable only to the extent that moneys are available from the fund. The commission shall inform each recipient of an award under this section that the award is for one academic year only, is not an entitlement, and that future supplemental awards are subject to the availability of moneys in the fund.
(d) If, after making supplemental awards pursuant to subdivision (c), moneys remain in the fund, those moneys shall remain in the fund for allocation in future fiscal years.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 22, Sec. 4.)