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Florida State Plan for Assistance to Cuban Refugees, ca. 1961
STATE PLAN FOR ASSISTANCE TO CUBAN REFUGEES FLORIDA The State Department of Public Welfare is given legal authorization to administer this program in Chapter 409 of the Florida Statutes, Section 409 .2, Subsection (1), “------------shall conduct, supervise and administer, or cause to be administered, within the state, all social welfare and relief work which is or will be carried on by the use of federal and state funds, and receive and distribute all commodities donated by the United States or any agency thereof for any such social relief---------”. Subsection (2), “ On behalf of the department the state board may accept sich duties in respect to public aid or social welfare as may be delegated to it by any agency of the federal government-------- and may act as agent of the federal government------- in the conduct and administration of public aid and social welfare activities and in the disbursement of the funds received from the federal government--------------”. The State department of Public Welfare, in assuming responsibility for the administration of assistance and services for Cuban refugees will provide financial assistance, child welfare services and surplus commodities through it’s appropriate divisions. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES There will be a supervisor of the program in addition to social work staff, clerical staff and a disbursing officer. The number and qualifications of staff will be such as to assure adequate maintenance of a satisfactory client relationship, case recording, and acceptable statistical and accounting procedures. (See Attachments) Fiscal operations will be set up which will provide a basis of accountability for expenditures of both administrative and assistance funds. Statistical procedures will be established which will provide for accurate reporting. Case Records-- The agency will maintain case records to substantiate its action with respect to services given and financial assistance provided. Such records in all cases will include a minimum of information to justify provision of financial assistance on an emergency basis. The records will include identifying information about the person making application, family composition, service requested, action taken by the agency on behalf of the family, and the basic facts used in establishing need and the amount of payment. (See Form CRA-1, attached.) In cases in which service, including assistance, is continued after the granting of the first emergency assistance, more detailed case recording will be maintained and will include plans for services to the family and the basis for continued need for financial aid. All information will be handled in a confidential manner and confidentiality of case records will be maintained. The following standards will be observed in administering the program: Statement of Eligibility A person to be eligible for assistance under the Cuban Refugee Program must be a refugee as defined by the federal government and must be in need of assistance. A
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Florida State Plan for Assistance to Cuban Refugees, ca. 1961. 1961 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/346169>, accessed 4 February 2023.
Florida State Plan for Assistance to Cuban Refugees, ca. 1961. 1961 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/346169>