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§ 1397a.
Payments to States
(a)
Amount; covered services
(1)
Each State shall be entitled to payment under this division for each fiscal year in an amount equal to its allotment for such fiscal year, to be used by such State for services directed at the goals set forth in section 1397 of this title, subject to the requirements of this division.
(2)
For purposes of paragraph (1)—
(A)
services which are directed at the goals set forth in section 1397 of this title include, but are not limited to, child care services, protective services for children and adults, services for children and adults in foster care, services related to the management and maintenance of the home, day care services for adults, transportation services, family planning services, training and related services, employment services, information, referral, and counseling services, the preparation and delivery of meals, health support services and appropriate combinations of services designed to meet the special needs of children, the aged, the mentally retarded, the blind, the emotionally disturbed, the physically handicapped, and alcoholics and drug addicts; and
(B)
expenditures for such services may include expenditures for—
(i)
administration (including planning and evaluation);
(ii)
personnel training and retraining directly related to the provision of those services (including both short- and long-term training at educational institutions through grants to such institutions or by direct financial assistance to students enrolled in such institutions); and
(iii)
conferences or workshops, and training or retraining through grants to nonprofit organizations within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or to individuals with social services expertise, or through financial assistance to individuals participating in such conferences, workshops, and training or retraining (and this clause shall apply with respect to all persons involved in the delivery of such services).
(b)
Funding requirements
(c)
Expenditure of funds
(d)
Transfers of funds
(e)
Use of portion of funds
(f)
Authority to use vouchers
A State may use funds provided under this division to provide vouchers, for services directed at the goals set forth in section 1397 of this title, to families, including—
(1)
families who have become ineligible for assistance under a State program funded under part A of subchapter IV by reason of a durational limit on the provision of such assistance; and
(2)
families denied cash assistance under the State program funded under part A of subchapter IV for a child who is born to a member of the family who is—
(A)
a recipient of assistance under the program; or
(B)
a person who received such assistance at any time during the 10-month period ending with the birth of the child.
(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XX, § 2002, as added Pub. L. 97–35, title XXIII, § 2352(a), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 867; amended Pub. L. 98–369, div. B, title VI, § 2663(h)(1), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1169; Pub. L. 99–514, § 2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 104–193, title IX, § 908(b), Aug. 22, 1996, 110 Stat. 2351; Pub. L. 111–148, title VI, § 6703(d)(1)(B), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 803.)
cite as: 42 USC 1397a