[346-51.5] Expenditure of temporary assistance for needy families funds. (a) Funds received by the State under the temporary assistance for needy families program block grant shall be subject to appropriation by the legislature and shall not be expended by the department without a legislative appropriation.

(b) No later than thirty days before the convening of each regular session, the department shall submit to the legislature:

(1) A plan, developed in consultation with temporary assistance for needy families program heads of households and other community members familiar with such families' situations and needs, that:

(A) Details how the funds received under the temporary assistance for needy families program shall be expended; and

(B) Describes the desired outcomes from the expenditure of the funds;

(2) A report about the continuing strategic planning process, with the assistance of the financial assistance advisory council, to:

(A) Involve the community in planning for the future use of temporary assistance for needy families funds; and

(B) Set annual goals and outcomes for existing and new programs receiving temporary assistance for needy families funds,

pursuant to section 346-14.5; and

(3) A report on the effectiveness and level of success in reaching the desired outcomes under:

(A) Paragraphs (1) and (2); and

(B) Programs from the previous two fiscal years using temporary assistance for needy families funds.

(c) During the interim following the regular session of 2006 and thereafter when the legislature is not in session, the department may receive and expend federal funds related to the temporary assistance for needy families program pursuant to [section] 346-8, subject to approval by the governor, which are supplemental to the temporary assistance for needy families block grant or are obtained competitively under the temporary assistance for needy families program. The department shall submit to the legislature a report no later than twenty days before the convening of each regular session regarding:

(1) Any funds received and expended;

(2) The purposes for which the funds were expended; and

(3) Outcomes achieved,

pursuant to this section. [L 2006, c 302, 1]

 

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