Funds appropriated to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges for the Foster Care Education Program shall be used for foster parent and relative/kinship care provider education in accordance with the following provisions:
(a) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall allocate these funds exclusively for foster parent and relative/kinship care provider education and training, as specified by the chancellor, in consultation with an advisory committee that includes foster parents, representatives of statewide foster parent organizations, parent and relative/kinship care providers, county child welfare services representatives, and representatives of the State Department of Social Services.
(b) If a community college district accepts funds for this program, the district shall comply with all reporting requirements, guidelines, and other conditions for receipt of those funds established by the chancellor.
(c) Each college receiving funds for this program shall have a plan, developed in consultation with the county child welfare agency, for foster parent and relative/kinship care provider education that includes the provision of training to facilitate the development of foster family homes, as defined in Section 56155.5, that care for no more than six children who have special mental, emotional, developmental, or physical needs.
(d) The State Department of Social Services shall facilitate the participation of county welfare departments in the Foster Care Education Program.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 612, Sec. 5. (AB 1997) Effective January 1, 2017.)