Public Social Services; Aid and Medical Assistance; Computation and Payment of Aid Grants
(a) The director may establish, within the department, the Emergency Housing Apartment Program Demonstration Project.
(b) The director may, by formal order, waive the operation of specific provisions in paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11450, as required for participation in the Emergency Housing Apartment Program Demonstration Project. The order establishing the waiver shall limit the operation of the demonstration project to San Francisco or Contra Costa County, or both, for no more than five years of operation, and shall not result in the reduction or elimination of any family's eligibility for assistance under paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11450. The order establishing the waiver shall not take effect unless and until the following conditions have been met:
(1) The United States Department of Health and Human Services has approved federal financial participation for the demonstration project.
(2) A comprehensive plan, including an analysis of the expected costs and savings, has been published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties conducting the demonstration project and filed with the policy and fiscal committees of each house of the Legislature.
(c) The county or counties participating in the demonstration project authorized by this section shall submit an annual report to the department on the demonstration project. The county or counties shall additionally collect and report any data and findings as required by the department and shall cooperate with the department in evaluating the demonstration project.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that funding for the demonstration project authorized by this section be contained in annual Budget Act appropriations.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 244.)