Public Social Services; Aid and Medical Assistance; Computation and Payment of Aid Grants
(a) The department may establish a rate to supplement the basic rate specified in subdivision (a) of Section 11461 for the provision of additional shelter needs for AFDC-FC children who are placed in out-of-home care with their siblings.
(b) The department shall develop regulations for the rate specified in subdivision (a).
(c) The department shall amend the state plan to receive appropriate funding from the federal government, for implementation of this section, under Title IV-E of the federal Social Security Act, Part E (commencing with Section 670) of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 42 of the United States Code. The plan amendment shall be submitted within 90 days of notification that federal funds are available for the purposes of this section.
(d) Subdivisions (a) and (b) shall be implemented only if, and upon the date that, the director executes a declaration, that shall be retained by the director, stating that the director has determined that the federal government has approved the state plan amendments required by subdivision (c), and federal funding in accordance with those state plan amendments becomes available.
(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 663, Sec. 3.)