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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 47
Foster grandparent and retired senior volunteer services to high-risk and handicapped children.
F.S. 402.47
402.47 Foster grandparent and retired senior volunteer services to high-risk and handicapped children.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Foster grandparent” means an individual who volunteers to provide support services to high-risk and handicapped children.
(b) “Foster grandparent program” means a program established under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, Pub. L. No. 93-113, to provide opportunities for low-income persons 60 years of age and older to give support services to high-risk and handicapped children.
(c) “Retired senior volunteer” means an individual who volunteers to provide services under the retired senior volunteer program.
(d) “Retired senior volunteer program” means a program established under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, Pub. L. No. 93-113, for the purpose of providing volunteer opportunities for any person 60 years of age or older who wants to use his or her experience and talents in useful service to others in the community.
(2) The Department of Children and Families shall:
(a) Establish a program to provide foster grandparent and retired senior volunteer services to high-risk and handicapped children. Foster grandparent services and retired senior volunteer services to high-risk and handicapped children shall be under the supervision of the department, in coordination with intraagency and interagency programs and agreements as provided for in s. 411.203.
(b) In authorized districts, contract with foster grandparent programs and retired senior volunteer programs for services to high-risk and handicapped children, utilizing funds appropriated for handicap prevention.
(c) Develop guidelines for the provision of foster grandparent services and retired senior volunteer services to high-risk and handicapped children, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of the program.
(d) Coordinate with the Federal Action State Office regarding the development of criteria for program elements and funding.
History.s. 10, ch. 89-379; s. 9, ch. 91-158; s. 61, ch. 2000-139; s. 21, ch. 2000-337; s. 150, ch. 2014-19; s. 19, ch. 2015-4.