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STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
SECTION 2370-2374



2370.  As used in this chapter, the following terms have the
following meanings:
   (a) "Community conservation corps" shall have the same meaning as
defined in Section 14507.5 of the Public Resources Code.
   (b) "Transportation enhancement project" means a project
constructed or undertaken with funds made available to the state
pursuant to Section 133(b)(8) of Title 23 of the United States Code.




2371.  (a) The department, in consultation with community
conservation corps, the California Conservation Corps, the
commission, regional transportation planning agencies, county
transportation commissions or authorities, and congestion management
agencies, shall develop criteria that give priority in the selection
of projects to the sponsors of eligible projects that partner with,
or commit to employ the services of, a community conservation corps
or the California Conservation Corp to construct or undertake the
project
   (b) Regional transportation planning agencies, county
transportation commissions or authorities, and congestion management
agencies, when selecting candidates for transportation enhancement
projects, shall utilize the criteria in subdivision (a) that give
priority in the selection of projects to the sponsors of eligible
projects that partner with, or commit to employ the services of, a
community conservation corps or the California Conservation Corps to
construct or undertake the project.



2372.  The department, regional transportation planning agencies,
county transportation commissions or authorities, or congestion
management agencies shall be authorized to enter into cooperative
agreements, grant agreements, or procurement contracts with community
conservation corps pursuant to the simplified contract requirements
authorized by Section 18.36(j) of Title 49 of the Code of Federal
Regulations in order to enable community conservation corps to
utilize transportation enhancement project funds.



2373.  The commission, when developing guidelines for the state
transportation improvement program and the state highway operations
and protection program, shall include guidance to encourage the
allocation of funds for transportation enhancement projects to
qualified community conservation corps and the California
Conservation Corps as partners with applicants that commit to employ
the services of corps members in the construction of those projects.



2374.  The criteria prepared pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section
2373 and the guidelines prepared pursuant to Section 2371 relative to
the allocation of funds for transportation enhancement projects to
qualified community conservation corps and the California
Conservation Corps shall further the purposes of this chapter.