Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 25. Public Assistance
Section 1. Powers and Duties.
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AS 47.25.001. Powers and Duties.

(a) The department shall

(1) implement and administer a program to assist in providing day care for the children of low and moderate income families according to the requirements of AS 47.25.001 - 47.25.095;

(2) establish standards of eligibility for day care benefits;

(3) contract for the care of children of eligible families;

(4) establish procedures to periodically review the needs of families receiving day care benefits;

(5) provide notification to the local government body of the request for a contract with a day care facility.

(b) The department may

(1) adopt regulations necessary for the performance of its duties under AS 47.25.001 - 47.25.095;

(2) contract with other entities to perform duties of the department under AS 47.25.001 - 47.25.095 within an area specified by the department; within an area, the department shall give higher priority to contracting with municipalities than with other organizations.

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