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(a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) of the funds administered pursuant to this chapter shall be made available in the 2022-23 fiscal year for implementing round 4 of the program, as follows:
(1) Not more than 80 percent, or eight hundred million dollars ($800,000,000), of the funding available pursuant to this section shall be available to applicants that are cities, counties, or continuums of care, as follows:
(A) Thirty percent, or two hundred forty million dollars ($240,000,000), of the funds described in this paragraph shall be available to continuums of care. The council shall calculate these allocations to a continuum of care based on each continuum of care's proportionate share of the state's total homeless population, based on the homeless point-in-time count. The council shall not award more than 40 percent of the allocation made pursuant to this subparagraph to a continuum of care.
(B) Forty-two percent, or three hundred thirty-six million dollars ($336,000,000), of the funds described in this paragraph shall be available to each city, or city that is also a county, that has a population of 300,000 or more, as of January 1, 2021, according to data published on the Department of Finance's internet website. The council shall calculate the allocation to a city based on the city's proportionate share of the total homeless population of the region served by the continuum of care within which the city is located, based on the homeless point-in-time count. The council shall not award more than 45 percent of the program allocation made pursuant to this subparagraph to a city. If more than one recipient within the continuum of care meets the requirements of this subparagraph, the proportionate share of funds shall be equally allocated to those jurisdictions.
(C) Twenty-eight percent, or two hundred twenty-four million dollars ($224,000,000), of the funds described in this paragraph shall be available to each county. The council shall calculate the allocation to a county based on the county's proportionate share of the total homeless population of the region served by the continuum of care within which the county is located, based on the homeless point-in-time count. The council shall not award more than 40 percent of the program allocation made pursuant to this subparagraph to a county.
(2)(A) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3), not more than 18 percent, or one hundred eighty million dollars ($180,000,000), of the funding available pursuant to this section shall be set aside for awarding bonus funds pursuant to subdivision (g).
(B) The council shall determine bonus award allocations based on the proportionate share of the homeless population for each continuum of care, city, and county, based on the homeless point-in-time count, of each jurisdiction that is eligible for bonus funding pursuant to subdivision (g) relative to the total homeless population of all jurisdictions eligible for bonus funding, and using other factors necessary, so that the award allocation is equitable and reasonable for the mix of jurisdictions eligible for bonus funding.
(C) The council shall report to the chairs of the relevant fiscal and policy committees of both houses of the Legislature on the methodology used to determine the allocation of bonus funding within 30 days of making a determination on funding allocations. A report required to be submitted pursuant to this subparagraph shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(3) Not more than 2 percent, or twenty million dollars ($20,000,000), of the funding available pursuant to this section shall be available to tribal applicants. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the funds described in this paragraph shall be allocated as follows:
(A) A tribe may apply for program funds and the council shall make allocations to tribes on the basis of need. Tribes that apply for program funds pursuant to subparagraph (B) shall be allocated funds up to their requested amount, or up to a total of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) collectively among all tribal applicants. If the total request for funds exceeds this amount, the council shall determine an allocation methodology based on each tribal applicant's proportionate share of need relative to all tribes that submit an application for funding.
(B) A tribal applicant seeking funds pursuant to this section shall submit an application to the council, in the form and manner prescribed by the council, no later than June 30, 2023, with the following information:
(i) The amount of grant funds the tribe is requesting.
(ii) An explanation of the tribe's local need, including an estimation of the number of people who need homelessness services and the current resources that exist.
(iii) A description of what services on which the tribe plans to spend its grant funds. These activities shall be allowable pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 50220.7.
(C) Any funds available to tribal applicants pursuant to this paragraph that are unallocated as of July 1, 2025, shall be allocated as bonus awards pursuant to paragraph (2).
(D) A tribal applicant is encouraged to partner with a local continuum of care or coordinated entry system.
(b) An applicant applying for round 4 program funds pursuant to this section shall comply with the requirements set forth in Section 50220.6.
(c) A program recipient shall not use funding from the program allocated under this section to supplant existing local funds for homelessness services under penalty of disallowance or reduction, or both, of future program funds, as determined by the council.
(d)(1) No more than 5 percent, or fifty million dollars ($50,000,000), of the funds available pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be used to cover the council's costs of administration of this section, including state operations expenditures, statewide capacity building, providing ongoing training and technical assistance to recipients, and measuring data and performance.
(2) The council may expend administrative funds until December 31, 2027, to complete grant close-out activities.
(e) A program recipient shall use at least 10 percent of the funds allocated under this section for services for homeless youth populations.
(f) Moneys allocated pursuant to this section shall be expended in compliance with Housing First.
(g)(1)(A) If, by July 1, 2025, a recipient has met its outcome goals, as approved by the council in the recipient's application pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 50220.8, that recipient shall be eligible for bonus funding.
(B) The council shall determine whether a recipient has met its outcome goals, as approved by the council in the recipient's application pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 50220.8, through July 1, 2025. The council shall award bonus funding pursuant to this section as soon as data becomes available, but no later than November 1, 2025.
(2) The council may provide exceptions to the requirement to meet outcome goals pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) if the recipient demonstrates hardship by a disaster for which a state of emergency is proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8550) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(h) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (d), all round 4 program funds, including bonus funds, shall be expended by June 30, 2027.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 50218.7 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/health-and-safety-code/hsc-sect-50218-7.html
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