The department may acquire an assignment of an Indian veteran’s beneficial interest in trust land held by the United States for that veteran or a leasehold interest in trust land acquired by the Indian veteran from an Indian beneficiary and contract with an Indian veteran as provided in Sections 987.601 and 987.602 upon the terms agreed if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The department is satisfied of the desirability of the property submitted.
(b) The Indian veteran has agreed with the department that the veteran, or members of the veteran’s immediate family, will actually reside on the property within 60 days from the date of acquisition by the department, or if the residence on the property is not complete on the date of acquisition, within 60 days after the residence is completed.
(c) The sum to be expended by the department pursuant to a contract for the acquisition of a home or the construction of a dwelling and other improvements does not exceed the maximum loan amount established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 987.65. The sum to be expended by the department pursuant to a contract for the acquisition of a mobilehome on trust land or leasehold land does not exceed the
maximum loan amount established pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 987.65. The sum to be expended by the department pursuant to a contract for the acquisition of a farm on trust land or leasehold land does not exceed the maximum loan amount established pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 987.65.
(d) The Indian veteran has paid a reasonable fee set by the department to cover the cost of preliminary service of the department that may be necessary to process the application.
(e) The Indian veteran has filed with the department adequate plans and specifications for the improvements to be constructed upon the property, together with a contract executed by a contractor licensed by the State of California or by an Indian contractor approved by the department for the construction of the improvements, in accordance with the plans and specifications, within 12 months after the
assignment of the Indian veteran’s beneficial interest or acquisition of the Indian veteran’s leasehold interest in the property by the department. The department may require a bond or other security instrument executed by the contractor in an amount determined by the department providing for compliance with the terms of the contract and for the payment of persons furnishing material or labor on the job, executed by a surety company, or other financial institution, authorized to do business in the State of California. The department may also require course-of-construction insurance for public liability, property damage, and workers’ compensation.
(f) The plans, specifications, contract, and other required documents or security instruments are approved by the department.
(g) The Indian veteran has placed in escrow all sums of money to be advanced by the veteran where the cost is in
excess of the maximum that may be expended by the department.