§9-9-12. Diversionary assistance allowance in lieu of monthly cash
(a) In order to encourage at-risk families not to apply for
ongoing monthly cash assistance from the state, the secretary may
issue one-time diversionary assistance allowances to families in an
amount not to exceed the equivalent of three months of cash
assistance in order to enable the families to become immediately
(b) The secretary shall establish by rule the standards to be
considered in making diversionary assistance allowances.
(c) Nothing in this section may be construed to require that
the department or any assistance issued pursuant to this section be
subject to any of the provisions of chapter thirty-one or chapter
forty-six-a of this code.