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(a) An applicant must submit a budget and a budget narrative supporting the amount of funding requested and documenting the required match.

(b) In general, purposes for which Healthy Start funds may be used include, but are not limited to:

(1) Staff salaries.

(2) Contracting for professional consultants or service providers to design programs or provide technical assistance.

(3) Training and cross-training.

(c) Operational grants: No more than 50 percent of operational grant monies may be used to purchase direct services. Funds may be used for, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Contracting with public and private agencies for delivery of services.

(2) Purchasing equipment dedicated to Healthy Start use, including computer equipment, necessary for program management and data collection and evaluation, not to exceed 10 percent of the total annual operating budget.

(3) Facilities rental, lease, or purchase costs, not to exceed 15 percent of the total annual operating budget, for space that is dedicated to Healthy Start use.

(4) Start-up funds may be used for, but are not limited to, the following costs:

(A) Facility renovations, not to exceed $50,000.

(B) Equipment purchase.

(C) Hiring staff.

(D) Contracting for professional consultants or service providers to design programs, or provide technical assistance.

(d) Planning grants: Planning grant monies may be used to purchase equipment required to implement the planning process and dedicated to Healthy Start use, not to exceed 10 percent of the total planning grant. Planning grant monies may not be used for capital expenditures or facility rental or lease.

(e) Healthy Start funds may not be used for expenses related to out-of-state travel.

(f) State and/or federal categorical funds may not be used toward meeting the in-kind match requirement specified in Education Code section 8804(c).

Authority Cited:

Education Code 8804(b) and (I)

Reference:

Education Code 8804

Education Code 8806

(Amended by Register 93, No. 36.)