2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 46 - Welfare
§ 46-136 Powers of state department regarding work projects for unemployed persons
46-136. Powers of state department regarding work projects for unemployed persons
A. The state department may institute work projects for the employment of needy unemployed persons being granted public assistance. The nature of the work projects shall be determined by the state department and the governing body of the county, municipal government or school district involved to be projects necessary and desirable to the community including projects designed to improve health and public safety. County or municipal governments, including school districts, shall cooperate in such projects by furnishing supervision, transportation and payment of industrial commission insurance.
B. The state department shall act as the official agency for the state in any social welfare activity initiated by the federal government and shall administer state funds appropriated or made available for the relief of dependent persons, except as otherwise provided by law.
C. The state department shall expend from any amounts otherwise available by law amounts that, in the discretion of the director, are determined necessary for such purpose in conjunction with any agency or department of the federal government for the purpose of receiving and distributing food stamps offered to public welfare agencies for needy persons. The amount so determined may be expended by the department in payment of expenses necessarily incurred by reason of the receipt or distribution of such food stamps.