5101:9-6-12 Title XX federal social services allocation.

(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) issues the Title XX federal social services allocation to the county department of job and family services (CDJFS) for expenditures incurred in the operation of social services programs.

(B) This allocation consists of federal funds issued under Title XX of the Social Security Act. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) number for this allocation is 93.667.

(C) ODJFS issues this allocation on a federal fiscal year (FFY) basis. ODJFS will communicate the period of performance and liquidation period for this allocation through the county finance information system (CFIS). The CDJFS must expend funds by the end of the period of performance and disburse and report expenditures no later than the end of the liquidation period.

(D) Methodology

ODJFS uses the following methodology to distribute available funds for this allocation.

(1) When the statewide allocation is the same as the preceding year, or has a decrease less than four per cent, ODJFS calculates each county allocation amount by applying the formula listed in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule. ODJFS caps increases and decreases in each county's allocation amount at four per cent of the county's preceding year's allocation. ODJFS proportionately distributes county increases of more than four per cent to counties experiencing more than a four per cent decrease.

(2) When the statewide allocation amount increases from the preceding year:

(a) First, ODJFS distributes to each CDJFS the same allocation amount received in the preceding year.

(b) Once the distribution of initial allocation amounts is complete, ODJFS distributes the statewide increase to the CDJFS by applying the formula listed in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule.

(3) When there is more than a four per cent decrease in the statewide allocation amount from the preceding year, ODJFS does not apply the formula in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, but decreases each CDJFS's preceding SFY allocation by the percentage of change to the statewide allocation amount.

(4) The formula is as follows:

(a) ODJFS distributes five per cent of the statewide allocation to each CDJFS based on each county's population.

(b) ODJFS distributes five per cent of the statewide allocation to the CDJFS based on each county's property tax wealth factors, as measured by the total of the most recent real estate, public utility, and tangible personal property tax values reported by the Ohio department of taxation and as inversely compared statewide.

(c) ODJFS allocates the remaining balance to the CDJFS using the following methodology:

(i) Fifty per cent is based on the county's population at or below one hundred fifty per cent of the federal poverty level as compared statewide in the same category.

(ii) Twenty per cent is based on the county's population at or below eighteen years of age and at or below two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level as compared statewide in the corresponding categories.

(iii) Twenty per cent is based on the county's population at or over fifty-five years of age and at or below the two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level as compared statewide in the corresponding categories.

(iv) Ten per cent is based on the county's average unemployment rate as compared to the average unemployment rate for all eligible counties, utilizing figures from the ODJFS for the most recently available FFY.

(E) The CDJFS may claim expenditures against this allocation for any direct or purchased services costs as defined in the "State of Ohio Comprehensive Title XX Social Services Plan" and specifically included in the county's "Title XX County Profile."

(F) County agency expenditures must be reported as described in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code.

(G) A CDJFS may move any Title XX expenditures as follows:

(1) The CDJFS may move expenditures to the social services operating allocation.

(2) The CDJFS may move excess expenditures associated with programs and services to children and/or their families whose income is less than two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level to the Title XX TANF transfer allocation. Programs and services must be included in the county Title XX profile.

(3) The CDJFS may move excess expenditures associated with the delivery of protective services to adults age sixty and over to the APS allocation.

(H) Allocation redistribution is pursuant to rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code. The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.

Replaces: 5101:9-6-12

Effective: 5/18/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02, 5101.46
Rule Amplifies: 5101.46
Prior Effective Dates: 6/2/79, 9/6/79, 7/1/80, 10/1/81, 10/17/81, 7/9/82, 6/25/83, 10/5/83, 10/1/84 (Emer), 12/29/84, 7/25/86 (Emer), 10/3/86, 11/17/87 (Emer), 2/11/88, 11/23/91, 12/20/91, 2/17/97, 1/26/98, 3/2/98, 9/28/02, 2/20/04, 2/5/06, 8/8/08, 4/9/10