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The child support improvement account is established as a special account in the state treasury. Five percent of the total amount of child support incentive payments paid to the state by the office of child support enforcement of the United States department of health and human services must be deposited into the child support improvement account. The funds in the child support improvement account, the balance of the child support incentives account on July 1, 2005, and any matching federal funds received by the state agency are appropriated on a continuing basis for the sole purpose of producing increases in child support collections, federal child support incentives, or other revenue or savings to the state agency, or reductions in unpaid child support, that exceed the total amount of improvement funds expended. Improvement funds may be used to sponsor training and publications that promote child support enforcement activities. The state agency shall develop and maintain a business plan that defines the goals and objectives of the child support enforcement program, identifies methods to increase child support collections or reduce unpaid child support, and outlines the process for evaluating progress toward the goals and objectives in the business plan. The state agency must maintain a record of its use of improvement funds and the anticipated result from the use of the funds. Improvement funds may only be used for activities that are included in the business plan maintained under this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 50. Public Welfare § 50-09-15.1. Child support improvement account--Continuing appropriation - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-50-public-welfare/nd-cent-code-sect-50-09-15-1/
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