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256J.76 County administrative aid.

Subdivision 1. Administrative functions. Beginning July 1, 1997, counties will receive federal funds from the TANF block grant for use in supporting eligibility, fraud control, and other related administrative functions. The federal funds available for distribution, as determined by the commissioner, must be an amount equal to federal administrative aid distributed for fiscal year 1996 under titles IV-A and IV-F of the Social Security Act in effect prior to October 1, 1996. This amount must include the amount paid for local collaboratives under sections 245.4932 and 256F.13, but must not include administrative aid associated with child care under section 119B.05, with emergency assistance intensive family preservation services under section 256.8711, with administrative activities as part of the employment and training services under section 256.736, or with fraud prevention investigation activities under section 256.983.

Subd. 2. Allocation of county funds. The commissioner shall determine and allocate the funds available to each county, on a calendar year basis, proportional to the amount paid to each county for fiscal year 1996, excluding the amount paid for local collaboratives under sections 245.4932 and 256F.13. For the period beginning July 1, 1997, and ending December 31, 1998, each county shall receive 150 percent of its base year allocation.

Subd. 3. Monthly payments to counties. The commissioner shall pay counties monthly as federal funds are available. The commissioner may certify the payments for the first three months of a calendar year.

Subd. 4. Reporting requirement. The commissioner shall specify requirements for reporting according to section 256.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (17). Each county shall be reimbursed at a rate of 50 percent of eligible expenditures up to the limit of its allocation.

HIST: 1997 c 85 art 1 s 60

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