Section 44296. (Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 923, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §44296.
(a) All program funds shall be encumbered prior to January 1, 2002. No grants shall be made by districts using money reserved within the fund after that date, and no technology or infrastructure project may be funded by the commission after that date.
(b) On January 1, 2002, all unencumbered funds reserved for districts shall revert back to the state board, and thereafter shall be permanently allocated by the state board to districts in proportion to the aggregate net disbursements that the participating districts received during the life of the grant program, to be used in accordance with the goals and objectives of the grant program and to be granted by the districts in accordance with the procedures and criteria in place at the termination of the grant program or as subsequently modified by the districts as needed to better meet the grant program objectives and protect human health and welfare.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), the advisory board may recommend that unused funds be allocated to fund a continuing statewide program similar to the program established as part of the advisory board recommendations for a continuing program pursuant to Section 44297.
(d) Notwithstanding any provision in the Budget Act of 1999, funds appropriated in that act to carry out the provisions of this act shall only be available for encumbrance during the 1999–2000 fiscal year.