County General Assistance shall be provided to residents of the county as mandated in the Code of Iowa, Chapter 252.25. The purpose and policy of such provisions of relief, where appropriate, is to direct the applicant in removing barriers to self-sufficiency and economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency. The Director is responsible for the management and day to day decision making in accordance with the Greene County General Relief Policy. Recipients must be under certain income guidelines and resource limitations. Services are provided in payment for such items as rent, food, utilities, county burials.