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(1) Application for a TANF loan shall be made through a housing assistance organization approved by the board.

(2) The housing assistance organization to which the application has been made shall verify eligibility of the caretaker relative for the TANF loan fund using guidelines provided by the Montana department of public health and human services.

(3) If the housing assistance organization considers the applicant eligible for a TANF loan, it shall submit the application to the board for approval.

(4) The board, or personnel designated by the board, shall review each application for a TANF loan to approve the application if the housing assistance organization has certified that eligibility requirements have been met and loan documentation has appropriately been completed.

(5) Applications that are substantially incomplete shall not be processed but will be returned to the housing assistance organization.

(6) When an application for a TANF loan has been approved by the board or its designated staff, the board shall make the loan to the applicant, subject to the availability of funds.  The board shall deduct an amount from the housing assistance organization's TANF allocation equal to the amount of the approved TANF loan and the administrative fee provided for in ARM 8.111.515(2) .

History: Sec. 90-6-136, MCA; IMP, Sec. 90-6-134, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 75, Eff. 1/18/02; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 1142, Eff. 5/7/04.

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