2016 Arkansas Code
Title 9 - Family Law
Subtitle 3 - Minors
Chapter 30 - Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Act
§ 9-30-107. Disbursement of funds

AR Code § 9-30-107 (2016) What's This?

(a) The State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board may disburse money appropriated from the Children's Trust Fund exclusively for the following purposes:

(1) To make grants or loans to any person, group of persons, or legal entity for the development or operation of a prevention program if at least all of the following conditions are met:

(A) The appropriate local council has reviewed and approved the program;

(B) The organization demonstrates an ability to match through money or in-kind services at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount of any Children's Trust Fund money to be disbursed to it;

(C) The organization demonstrates a willingness and ability to provide prevention program models and consultation to organizations and communities regarding prevention program development and maintenance; and

(D) Other conditions that the board may deem appropriate; and

(2) The operating expenses of the board.

(b) Disbursement of Children's Trust Fund money under subsection (a) of this section shall be kept at a minimum in furtherance of the primary purpose of the Children's Trust Fund which is to disburse money under subdivisions (a)(1) and (2) of this section to encourage the direct provision of services to prevent child abuse and neglect.

(c) (1) (A) Except as provided in subdivision (c)(2) of this section, the board may disburse money appropriated from the One Percent to Prevent Fund exclusively to make grants to any person, group of persons, or legal entity for the development, implementation, operation, or improvement of a parenting-from-prison program, a program for the children of prisoners, or a post-release parenting program as provided in § 9-30-105(c)(2).

(B) To make a grant under subdividion (c)(1)(A) of this section, the following requirements must be met:

(i) The board or its designee reviews and approves the program;

(ii) The person or entity applying for the grant demonstrates the academic background and evaluative experience necessary to provide program models and consultation on any of the programs under § 9-30-105(c); and

(iii) Other conditions that the board may deem appropriate.

(2) The board may disburse money appropriated from the One Percent to Prevent Fund for the operating expenses of the board.

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