|(a) The Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (United
States Code, Title 42 §§4950 et seq.) and Code of Federal
Regulations, Title 45, §2552.24 require the creation of advisory
councils to secure community participation in the local operation
of the Foster Grandparent Program (the Program). DADS operates the
Program in eight geographically defined service areas where foster
grandparents are recruited, enrolled, and assigned. An independent
Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council (FGPAC) is located in
each service area.
(b) The tasks of an FGPAC include:
(1) assisting the Program to recruit volunteers and
volunteer stations where foster grandparents are assigned;
(2) assisting the Program to meet its administrative
and program responsibilities, including fund-raising, publicity, and
volunteer recognition events;
(3) assisting with annual appraisals or surveys of
the Program; and
(4) assisting the Program to recruit FGPAC members.
(c) An FGPAC is composed of no more than 15 members.
A quorum of 5 members is required to convene a meeting and transact
(d) The membership of an FGPAC must be diverse and
reflect the demographics of the geographically defined service area
in which foster grandparents are assigned. Members must be knowledgeable
of the human and social needs of the service area, competent in the
fields of community service, volunteerism, and children's issues,
and must be able to assist the FGPAC in completing the tasks described
in subsection (b) of this section.
(e) An FGPAC meets no less than semi-annually and submits
minutes of the meetings to the commissioner or designee.
(f) The FGPACs are abolished on March 1, 2026.