(a) All HOME funds made available to the state shall be allocated by the department for the purposes specified in HOME in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) The department may allocate state HOME funds to local agencies that do not meet the threshold entitlement in an amount not to exceed the difference between the computed entitlement and the threshold.
(2) The department may allocate HOME
funds, in an amount determined by the department, to any local agency that does not receive a formula allocation.
(3) The department may allocate HOME funds to housing sponsors who are eligible to participate and meet the standards required in the housing programs authorized by Part 2 (commencing with Section 50400) of this division.
(b) The department shall, on or before January 15, 1994, adopt regulations which set forth procedures and program standards, for the combined use of HOME and state funds, that are compatible and consistent with both federal and state law.