1. The department is the state entity designated to administer federal funds received for purposes of the family investment program and the JOBS program under this chapter, including, but not limited to, the funding received under the federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant as authorized under the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, and as such is the lead agency in preparing and filing state plans, state plan amendments, and other reports required by federal law.
2. The department is responsible for a management information system, eligibility determination, participant grant calculations and issuance of payments, contracting for services, provision of an appeal or resolution process to applicants and participants, determining the suitability of a family home maintained by a specified relative applicant or participant, and other activities as necessary to administer the family investment program and the JOBS program.
3. The department shall develop and use a screening tool for determining the likely presence of family and domestic violence affecting applicant and participant families. The department shall require the use of the screening tool by trained employees.
4. The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A as necessary to administer this chapter.
97 Acts, ch 41, §5, 34; 98 Acts, ch 1218, §51
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