Article 5.5. Grants-in-aid Program of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 3.3. >> Article 5.5.
(a) The state department shall, subject to the availability
of funds appropriated therefor, conduct a grants-in-aid program for
the following purposes:
(1) To assist in the establishment of new adult day health care
(2) To assist in stabilizing or expanding the health care
operations of adult day health care centers which have been licensed
for a period of two years or less.
(3) To assist in expanding the health care operations of adult day
health care centers which have been licensed for a period of two
years or more when identified expansion meets criteria outlined in
the specific guidelines established for the grant-supported
activities. Expansion under this paragraph shall be based on
documented unmet need.
(b) The grants authorized pursuant to this article shall be
limited in purpose to defraying operating expenses of the center,
including staffing costs, required renovation costs, and facility
Eligibility for grants pursuant to this article shall be
limited to any public or private nonprofit agency. As a condition of
making a grant, the director shall require the applicant to match not
less than 20 percent of the amount granted. The required match may
be cash or in-kind contributions, or a combination of both. In-kind
contributions may include, but shall not be limited to, staff and
The grant amount available from funds appropriated through
the Budget Act for the Adult Day Health Care Program shall not exceed
one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) for a single
In developing policies and priorities pertaining to the
allocation of grant funds, the department shall give primary
consideration to the following factors:
(a) The applicant's immediate need for funds.
(b) The demonstrated community support for the project.
(c) The applicant's long-term prospects for financial stability.
(d) The applicant's demonstrated marketing strategies.
(e) The applicant's ability to provide innovative services and to
coordinate with other services in the continuum of care.
(f) Special consideration shall be given to an applicant who is in
one or more of the following categories:
(1) Applicants in rural areas.
(2) Applicants in counties where there are no other centers or in
areas where there are no other centers within one hour driving time
from the proposed site.
(3) Applicants who will deliver services in an area with a high
elderly ethnic minority population when compared to the total elderly
population of the area.
(4) Applicants who will deliver services in an area with a high
percentage of elderly Medi-Cal beneficiaries when compared to the
total elderly population of the area.
(a) The department, unless otherwise specified in the
interagency agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1572 or
pursuant to annual Budget Act requirements, shall adopt specific
guidelines for the establishment of grant-supported activities,
including criteria for evaluation of each activity and monitoring to
assure compliance with grant conditions and applicable regulations of
the department. Funds shall be awarded only after the applicant's
proposal is approved by the department or the California Department
of Aging pursuant to the guidelines established for these grants.
(b) The department, unless otherwise specified by annual Budget
Act requirements, shall develop a contract with each selected
Subject to the appropriation of funds pursuant to the annual
Budget Act, the department may establish planning and development
grants for public or private nonprofit applicants that request
assistance in conducting feasibility and needs analysis for new adult
day health care centers.
State administrative costs on grants issued pursuant to
this article shall not exceed 10 percent of the amount of the grants.