45 CFR 205.120 - Statewide operation.
(a) State plan requirements. A State plan for financial assistance under title I, IV-A, X, XIV, or XVI (AABD) of the Social Security Act must provide that:
(1) It shall be in operation, through a system of local offices, on a statewide basis in accordance with equitable standards for assistance and administration that are mandatory throughout the State;
(2) If administered by political subdivisions of the State, the plan will be mandatory on such political subdivisions;
(3) The State agency will assure that the plan is continuously in operation in all local offices or agencies through:
(i) Methods for informing staff of State policies, standards, procedures and instructions; and
(ii) Regular planned examination and evaluation of operations in local offices by regularly assigned State staff, including regular visits by such staff; and through reports, controls, or other necessary methods.