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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 50* OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS; STATE PLANNING
Sec. 4-66d. Standardized form for notification of possible reimbursement liability.

(b) The Departments of Social Services, Children and Families, Developmental Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services shall provide the form of notice established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section to all applicants or recipients of care or support or the legally liable relatives, as defined in subsection (c) of section 4a-12, of a child receiving care or support, if the whereabouts of such relatives are known. (534)

Sec. 4-66e. Development of interagency self-sufficiency measurement standards. Required updating. (535)(Text)

(a) For purposes of this section, "self-sufficiency measurement" means a calculation of the income an employed adult may need to meet family needs, including, but not limited to, housing, food, day care, transportation and medical costs. (536)

(b) Not later than January 1, 1999, the Office of Policy and Management shall contract with a private vendor to develop a self-sufficiency measurement by October 1, 1999. This measurement shall take into account geographical variations in costs and the age and number of children in the family. The value of any state or federal public assistance benefit received by a recipient of temporary family assistance shall be calculated into such recipient's self-sufficiency measurement. (537)

(c) Not later than October 31, 1999, the Office of Policy and Management shall distribute the self-sufficiency measurement to all state agencies that counsel individuals who are seeking education, training or employment. Effective October 31, 1999, the Office of Policy and Management may also distribute the self-sufficiency measurement to any other entity that requests such measurement. Such state agencies and other entities may use the self-sufficiency measurement to assist and guide individuals who are seeking education, training or employment in establishing personal financial goals and estimating the amount of income such individuals may need to support their families. (538)

(d) Not later than January 1, 2003, and every three years thereafter, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management, and within existing budgetary resources, shall update the self-sufficiency measurement developed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and shall distribute the updated self-sufficiency measurement to all state agencies that counsel individuals who are seeking education, training or employment. Effective January 1, 2003, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness may also distribute the updated self-sufficiency measurement to any other entity that requests such measurement. Such state agencies and other entities may use the updated self-sufficiency measurement to assist and guide individuals who are seeking education, training or employment in establishing personal financial goals and estimating the amount of income such individuals may need to support their families. (539)

(e) The self-sufficiency measurement shall not be used to: (1) Analyze the success or failure of any program; (2) determine or establish eligibility or benefit levels for any state or federal public assistance program, including, but not limited to, temporary family assistance, child care assistance, medical assistance, state administered general assistance, supplemental nutrition assistance or eligibility for the HUSKY plan; (3) determine whether a person subject to time-limited benefits under the temporary family assistance program qualifies for an extension of benefits under such program; or (4) supplement the amount of benefits awarded under the temporary family assistance program. (540)

Sec. 4-66f. Maintenance of funds received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (541)(Text)

Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or the regulations adopted thereunder, disaster assistance funds received by the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for administration may be maintained in a separate fund or separate account within the General Fund and used for any administrative functions. The balance of any such funds remaining at the end of each fiscal year shall be carried forward for the fiscal year next succeeding. (542)

Sec. 4-66g. Small town economic assistance program. Bond authorization. Certain sewer projects eligible. (543)(Text)

(a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power, from time to time, to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred eighty million dollars, provided twenty million dollars of said authorization shall be effective July 1, 2010. (544)

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Office of Policy and Management for a small town economic assistance program the purpose of which shall be to provide grants-in-aid to any municipality that is not economically distressed within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p, does not have an urban center in any plan adopted by the General Assembly pursuant to section 16a-30 and is not a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545. Such grants shall be used for purposes for which funds would be available under section 4-66c. No municipality may receive more than five hundred thousand dollars in any one fiscal year under said program. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection and section 4-66c, a municipality that is (1) a distressed municipality within the meaning of subsection (b) of section 32-9p or a public investment community within the meaning of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 7-545, and (2) otherwise eligible under this subsection for the small town economic assistance program may elect to be eligible for said program in lieu of being eligible for financial assistance under section 4-66c, by a vote of its legislative body or, in the case of a municipality in which the legislative body is a town meeting, its board of selectmen, and submitting a written notice of such vote to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. Any such election shall be for the four-year period following submission of such notice to the secretary and may be extended for additional four-year periods in accordance with the same procedure for the initial election. (545)

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