2023 – Assembly Bill 860 (Valencia, Avelino), Grant Programs: Administration (Dead)
Would have streamlined the application and implementation process for covered grants, defined as a grand award not exceeding $20,000 with a duration not more than a year and 501(c)(3) nonprofits as the eligible recipient . The bill would have had website requirements for a State agency or third-party contractor to post application information for a covered grant and to allow completion of a covered grant application online. The bill also would have required administrators to provide outreach, including to rural, low-income, and disadvantaged communities, for covered grant programs totaling $200,000 or more. The bill would have required advanced payment of at least 50 percent of the grant award and prohibited an administrator from requiring specified receipts, reports, and insurance coverage. Held on suspense in the Senate Appropriations Committee.