(a) In order to accomplish the purposes set forth in this article, commencing January 1, 1998, the Controller, the State Department of Education, the State Department of Social Services, or any other state agency receiving funds from the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (P.L. 97-35) shall make these funds available to the Student Aid Commission for this program only to the extent this program is incorporated into, and approved in, the state plan established pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 658E of Subchapter C as contained in Section 5082 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-508).
(b) For the purpose of implementing this article, the State Department of Education or designated state agency shall enter into an interagency agreement with the Student Aid Commission to allocate federal funds received annually for purposes of this program and to include funds for the administrative costs.
(c) On or before January 1, 1999, and each year thereafter, the Student Aid Commission shall report to the State Department of Education or designated state agency regarding the federal funding level required to award 100 new grants and all of the renewal grants annually. The State Department of Education or designated state agency shall take these amounts into consideration when developing the state plan referenced in subdivision (a). The State Department of Education or designated state agency shall notify the Student Aid Commission of any revision to the federal funding level as reflected in changes to the Child Care and Development Block Grant State Plan.
(d) This program is contingent upon the receipt of federal funds for the childcare and development block grant for the purposes of implementing this program.
(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 659, Sec. 1.)