(A) A public children services agency (PCSA) may claim costs for contractually purchased services incurred for allowable Title IV-E activities. Unlike other Title IV-E administration and training costs, which are claimed via random moment sample time study and calculated through a cost pool, Title IV-E contract costs are claimed as direct costs. All contract costs are established prior to contract execution.
A PCSA shall report the following types of Title IV-E contract costs as direct costs:
(1) Recruitment, study and certification of persons desiring to be foster parents;
(2) Recruitment, study, and supervision of persons desiring to be adoptive parents;
(3) Training of PCSA staff and short-term training of current or prospective foster or adoptive parents;
(4) Transportation of foster children ( transportation of foster children is limited to transportation provided by those other than foster parents; the cost of transportation by foster care parents is included in the foster care maintenance payment);
(5) Contracted services for eligibility determination; and
(6) Services of a prosecutor or private counsel.
(B) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) calculates federal financial participation (FFP) for each contract type on a county specific basis . ODJFS calculates the FFP quarterly. In some instances, the amount of the FFP paid will reflect apportionment of the amount paid to the vendor, provider, or PCSa sub-grantee by the applicable Title IV-E eligibility ratio prior to the computation of the actual federal share.
(C) A PCSA shall report Title IV-E contract costs for reimbursement on the JFS 02820 "Children Services Quarterly Financial Statement" as described in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code . ODJFS will reimburse the PCSA based on the quarterly FFP.