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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 25450-25450.5



25450.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (1) The cost of energy in California is increasing and creating
greater demands on local governments' operating budgets.
   (2) The 110th Congress enacted the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.) that provides
energy efficiency and conservation block grants to eligible entities,
including states, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy
efficiency, and reduce overall energy use.
   (3) Section 545(c)(1)(A) of the Energy Independence and Security
Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(1)(A)) mandates that states
receiving block grants under the act use not less than 60 percent of
the grant amount to provide subgrants to local governments that are
not eligible entities for the purposes of the act.
   (4) The 111th Congress enacted the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) that appropriates funds
for energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, home
weatherization, green workforce development, and renewable energy.
   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature to fully implement the
requirements for, and achieve the purposes of, the energy and
conservation block grants provided pursuant to the Energy
Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), in the most expedient
manner possible, and that the funds allocated to the state pursuant
to those acts be administered by the commission. Moreover, to the
extent possible without causing undue delay, the commission shall
look to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 programs and make
policy decisions that leverage and maximize the use of these dollars,
including, but not limited to, the areas of energy efficiency,
renewable energy, water efficiency, weatherization, and green
workforce development.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature to strive to maximize the
opportunity to allocate funds toward the most cost-effective energy
efficiency projects, and when allocating funds toward administration,
the commission should use the allowable administrative expenses
specified in Section 545(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(4)) as a ceiling and
improve efficiencies to allocate less than the allowable amount.




25450.1.  The commission shall administer the funds allocated to and
received by the state pursuant to the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.) and the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) for the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program established
pursuant to Section 542 of the Energy Independence and Security Act
of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17152), and may use the federal funds to
award contracts, grants, and loans as expeditiously as possible
consistent with those acts.


25450.2.  (a) Not less than 60 percent of the funds received
pursuant to Section 25450.1 shall be used to provide cost-effective
energy efficiency, climate change planning, and conservation grants
to cities with a population of less than 35,000 and counties with a
population of less than 200,000, and be prioritized based on
cost-effective energy efficiency. However, this population
requirement does not apply to funds received pursuant to the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
   (b) The remaining funds received pursuant to Section 25450.1 shall
be used to provide cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation
contracts, grants, and loans to eligible entities consistent with
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec.
17001 et seq.) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Public Law 111-5) that govern or fund the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grant program and be prioritized based on
cost-effective energy efficiency.



25450.3.  The commission shall not exceed the amount specified in
Section 545(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(4)) for administrative expenses, which
include, but are not limited to, reporting, recordkeeping, and
evaluation activities required by the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Section 17001 et seq.), the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), and
implementing regulations and guidelines, that govern or fund the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and the
combined administration program costs, indirect costs, overhead, and
costs associated with the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan.



25450.4.  The commission may award contracts, grants, and loans
pursuant to this chapter, unless otherwise prohibited by the Energy
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.),
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law
111-5), implementing regulations and guidelines.



25450.5.  (a) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
award, eligibility, and administration of funding pursuant to the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) at
a publicly noticed meeting offering all interested parties an
opportunity to comment. The commission shall provide written public
notice of not less than 30 days for the initial adoption of
guidelines. Substantive changes to the guidelines shall not be
adopted without 15-day written notice to the public. Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, any guidelines adopted pursuant to this
chapter shall be exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of
the Government Code.
   (b) Grants and loans made pursuant to this chapter are subject to
appeal to the commission upon a showing that factors other than those
described in the guidelines adopted by the commission were applied
in making the awards and payments.


State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 25450-25450.5

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 25450-25450.5



25450.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (1) The cost of energy in California is increasing and creating
greater demands on local governments' operating budgets.
   (2) The 110th Congress enacted the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.) that provides
energy efficiency and conservation block grants to eligible entities,
including states, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy
efficiency, and reduce overall energy use.
   (3) Section 545(c)(1)(A) of the Energy Independence and Security
Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(1)(A)) mandates that states
receiving block grants under the act use not less than 60 percent of
the grant amount to provide subgrants to local governments that are
not eligible entities for the purposes of the act.
   (4) The 111th Congress enacted the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) that appropriates funds
for energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, home
weatherization, green workforce development, and renewable energy.
   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature to fully implement the
requirements for, and achieve the purposes of, the energy and
conservation block grants provided pursuant to the Energy
Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), in the most expedient
manner possible, and that the funds allocated to the state pursuant
to those acts be administered by the commission. Moreover, to the
extent possible without causing undue delay, the commission shall
look to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 programs and make
policy decisions that leverage and maximize the use of these dollars,
including, but not limited to, the areas of energy efficiency,
renewable energy, water efficiency, weatherization, and green
workforce development.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature to strive to maximize the
opportunity to allocate funds toward the most cost-effective energy
efficiency projects, and when allocating funds toward administration,
the commission should use the allowable administrative expenses
specified in Section 545(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(4)) as a ceiling and
improve efficiencies to allocate less than the allowable amount.




25450.1.  The commission shall administer the funds allocated to and
received by the state pursuant to the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.) and the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) for the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program established
pursuant to Section 542 of the Energy Independence and Security Act
of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17152), and may use the federal funds to
award contracts, grants, and loans as expeditiously as possible
consistent with those acts.


25450.2.  (a) Not less than 60 percent of the funds received
pursuant to Section 25450.1 shall be used to provide cost-effective
energy efficiency, climate change planning, and conservation grants
to cities with a population of less than 35,000 and counties with a
population of less than 200,000, and be prioritized based on
cost-effective energy efficiency. However, this population
requirement does not apply to funds received pursuant to the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
   (b) The remaining funds received pursuant to Section 25450.1 shall
be used to provide cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation
contracts, grants, and loans to eligible entities consistent with
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec.
17001 et seq.) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Public Law 111-5) that govern or fund the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grant program and be prioritized based on
cost-effective energy efficiency.



25450.3.  The commission shall not exceed the amount specified in
Section 545(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(4)) for administrative expenses, which
include, but are not limited to, reporting, recordkeeping, and
evaluation activities required by the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Section 17001 et seq.), the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), and
implementing regulations and guidelines, that govern or fund the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and the
combined administration program costs, indirect costs, overhead, and
costs associated with the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan.



25450.4.  The commission may award contracts, grants, and loans
pursuant to this chapter, unless otherwise prohibited by the Energy
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.),
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law
111-5), implementing regulations and guidelines.



25450.5.  (a) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
award, eligibility, and administration of funding pursuant to the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) at
a publicly noticed meeting offering all interested parties an
opportunity to comment. The commission shall provide written public
notice of not less than 30 days for the initial adoption of
guidelines. Substantive changes to the guidelines shall not be
adopted without 15-day written notice to the public. Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, any guidelines adopted pursuant to this
chapter shall be exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of
the Government Code.
   (b) Grants and loans made pursuant to this chapter are subject to
appeal to the commission upon a showing that factors other than those
described in the guidelines adopted by the commission were applied
in making the awards and payments.



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Statutes > California > Prc > 25450-25450.5

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 25450-25450.5



25450.  (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (1) The cost of energy in California is increasing and creating
greater demands on local governments' operating budgets.
   (2) The 110th Congress enacted the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.) that provides
energy efficiency and conservation block grants to eligible entities,
including states, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy
efficiency, and reduce overall energy use.
   (3) Section 545(c)(1)(A) of the Energy Independence and Security
Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(1)(A)) mandates that states
receiving block grants under the act use not less than 60 percent of
the grant amount to provide subgrants to local governments that are
not eligible entities for the purposes of the act.
   (4) The 111th Congress enacted the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) that appropriates funds
for energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, home
weatherization, green workforce development, and renewable energy.
   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature to fully implement the
requirements for, and achieve the purposes of, the energy and
conservation block grants provided pursuant to the Energy
Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), in the most expedient
manner possible, and that the funds allocated to the state pursuant
to those acts be administered by the commission. Moreover, to the
extent possible without causing undue delay, the commission shall
look to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 programs and make
policy decisions that leverage and maximize the use of these dollars,
including, but not limited to, the areas of energy efficiency,
renewable energy, water efficiency, weatherization, and green
workforce development.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature to strive to maximize the
opportunity to allocate funds toward the most cost-effective energy
efficiency projects, and when allocating funds toward administration,
the commission should use the allowable administrative expenses
specified in Section 545(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(4)) as a ceiling and
improve efficiencies to allocate less than the allowable amount.




25450.1.  The commission shall administer the funds allocated to and
received by the state pursuant to the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.) and the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) for the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program established
pursuant to Section 542 of the Energy Independence and Security Act
of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17152), and may use the federal funds to
award contracts, grants, and loans as expeditiously as possible
consistent with those acts.


25450.2.  (a) Not less than 60 percent of the funds received
pursuant to Section 25450.1 shall be used to provide cost-effective
energy efficiency, climate change planning, and conservation grants
to cities with a population of less than 35,000 and counties with a
population of less than 200,000, and be prioritized based on
cost-effective energy efficiency. However, this population
requirement does not apply to funds received pursuant to the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
   (b) The remaining funds received pursuant to Section 25450.1 shall
be used to provide cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation
contracts, grants, and loans to eligible entities consistent with
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec.
17001 et seq.) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Public Law 111-5) that govern or fund the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grant program and be prioritized based on
cost-effective energy efficiency.



25450.3.  The commission shall not exceed the amount specified in
Section 545(c)(4) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(42 U.S.C. Sec. 17155(c)(4)) for administrative expenses, which
include, but are not limited to, reporting, recordkeeping, and
evaluation activities required by the Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Section 17001 et seq.), the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), and
implementing regulations and guidelines, that govern or fund the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and the
combined administration program costs, indirect costs, overhead, and
costs associated with the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan.



25450.4.  The commission may award contracts, grants, and loans
pursuant to this chapter, unless otherwise prohibited by the Energy
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 17001 et seq.),
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law
111-5), implementing regulations and guidelines.



25450.5.  (a) The commission may adopt guidelines governing the
award, eligibility, and administration of funding pursuant to the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) at
a publicly noticed meeting offering all interested parties an
opportunity to comment. The commission shall provide written public
notice of not less than 30 days for the initial adoption of
guidelines. Substantive changes to the guidelines shall not be
adopted without 15-day written notice to the public. Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, any guidelines adopted pursuant to this
chapter shall be exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3.5
(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of
the Government Code.
   (b) Grants and loans made pursuant to this chapter are subject to
appeal to the commission upon a showing that factors other than those
described in the guidelines adopted by the commission were applied
in making the awards and payments.


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