- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 27. Alaska Temporary Assistance Program
- Section 5. Duties of the Department.
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AS 47.27.005. Duties of the Department.
The department shall
- (1) administer the Alaska temporary assistance program by providing cash assistance, diversion payments, and
self-sufficiency services to needy children and their families under this chapter and, if appropriate, by establishing
regional public assistance programs to provide effectively for varying conditions in regions of the state designated by
- (2) establish, by regulation, program standards for incentives to work, incentives for financial planning, cash
assistance, diversion payments, self-sufficiency services, and other opportunities to develop self-sufficiency;
- (3) prepare, submit to the federal government, and amend, if necessary, a state plan designed to ensure that federal money
is available to the state for the operation of the program set out in this chapter to provide cash assistance,
diversion payments, and self-sufficiency services to needy children and their families consistent with the state
objectives identified in (2) of this section;
- (4) adopt methods of program administration to ensure consistency with the federal requirements under the federal
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program;
- (5) make reports regarding the program to the federal government as required under federal law, in the form and containing
the information required, and comply with the provisions that the federal government determines are necessary to ensure
correct and verifiable information on the program;
- (6) provide to the legislature an annual executive summary of the information required to be reported to the federal
government under (5) of this section;
- (7) conduct studies and research in order to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of the state program; and
- (8) adopt regulations and take action to implement, interpret, and administer the provisions of this chapter.
Article 02. ALASKA TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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