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     53-4-601. Demonstration project -- purpose. (1) The department is authorized to administer a demonstration project pursuant to section 1115 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1315, to provide assistance under Title IV of that act, 42 U.S.C. 601, et seq., to families who are currently receiving, eligible for, or at risk of becoming eligible for financial assistance. This demonstration project may be cited as the families achieving independence in Montana (FAIM) project.
     (2) The purpose of the demonstration project is to promote self-sufficiency and responsibility of participants by providing supports and incentives, such as child-care assistance, training, education, medical assistance, and resource referrals, and to make procedures and requirements less complex and more uniform in the financial assistance, food stamp, and medicaid programs.
     (3) The department is authorized, in accordance with the provisions of 53-2-215, to amend the demonstration project authorized under 53-6-101 and this part to expand the demonstration project to implement the purposes authorized in 53-2-215.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 491, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 30, Ch. 486, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 108, Ch. 114, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 350, L. 2005.

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