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California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 10534

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(a) Each county shall perform a comprehensive review of its existing CalWORKs plan developed pursuant to Section 10531, and shall prepare and submit to the department a plan addendum detailing how the county will meet the goals defined in Section 10540, while taking into consideration the work participation requirements of the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L.109-171)   1. The plan shall include immediate and long-range actions that the county will take to improve work participation rates among CalWORKs applicants and recipients. The plan addendum, at a minimum, shall include all of the following:

(1) How the county will address increased participation in the following areas:

(A) Providing upfront engagement activities.

(B) Reengaging noncompliant or sanctioned individuals.

(C) Providing activities to encourage participation and to prevent families from going into sanction status.

(D) Achieving full engagement by individuals who are required to participate, and who are partially participating, not participating, or are between activities.

(E) Other activities designed to increase the county's federal work participation rate.

(2) A description of how the county will utilize the single allocation and other funding that will be committed to the county's CalWORKs program.

(3) A description of anticipated outcomes, including the number of families affected, that will result in county program improvements, and the projected impact on the county's federal work participation rate.

(4) A proposed plan to measure progress in achieving the anticipated outcomes pursuant to paragraph (3) on a quarterly basis.

(5) A description of how the county will collaborate with local agencies, including, but not limited to, local workforce investment boards, community colleges, and adult education and regional occupational programs that provide activities that meet federal work participation requirements and provide participants with skills that will help them achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

(b) Each county shall submit its plan addendum to the department no later than 90 days after the department issues guidance for the addendum by all-county letter. Each addendum shall include a certification that the county board of supervisors has been briefed regarding the contents of the plan.

(c) Within 30 days of receipt of a county plan addendum, the department shall either certify that the plan includes the elements required by subdivision (a) and that the descriptions are consistent with state, and to the extent applicable, federal law, or notify the county that the addendum is not complete or consistent, stating the reasons therefor.

(d) Pending certification of the plan addendum, a county shall continue to operate its program according to its existing plan, and may implement changes consistent with the goals of the activities to be described by the addendum as specified in subdivision (a).

(e) A county shall submit an addendum to the county plan, as required by this chapter once every three years, as required by the department.

1  See 42 U.S.C.A. § 607.

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