[This rule designated an internal management rule]
(A) In the event a disaster or state of emergency is declared by the governor, supplemental funding for disaster-related PRC assistance and services is available through the PRC program.
(B) The funding source for the disaster relief PRC assistance allocation is the federal temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) block grant. The catalogue of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) number is 93.558. These funds are in addition to the county's current TANF allocation.
(C) Counties may be required to amend or revise the county PRC statement of policies to access these additional funds if their current policies do not reflect the inclusion of disaster assistance procedures. A revision of the county statement of policies would also be required if the county chooses to adopt a different income eligibility limit (or no limit) or benefit level than originally stated in the current PRC statement of policies. The effective date of the amended/revised PRC statement of policies must be on or after the date that the county has been declared to be under a state of emergency by the governor.
(D) Funds are only available to those county departments of job and family services (CDJFS) in counties that have been declared to be under a state of emergency by the governor and are generally limited to a thirty day period after the issuance of the executive order. The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) will notify the CDJFS through allocation letters upon declaration of a disaster.
(E) Expenditures are for declared disaster or state of emergency situations such as hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, floods, high water, wind-driven water, tidal waves, earthquakes, droughts, blizzards, pestilence, famine, fire, explosion, building collapse, transportation wreck, or any other situation which may cause human suffering or creates human needs which victims cannot alleviate without assistance.
Charges to this TANF allocation are for nonrecurring, time-limited emergency disaster relief efforts for eligible PRC families. Recipients must reside in one of the counties declared under a state of emergency, and must have been adversely affected by the emergency condition.
(F) The affected counties shall submit a revised cash flow forecast to the bureau of county finance and technical assistance estimating these additional expenditures in accordance with rule 5101:9-7-05 of the Administrative Code to receive a supplement to the public assistance(PA) fund advance. County agency expenses must be reported on the JFS 02827 "Monthly Financial Statement." (rev. 11/2000).
(G) The definitions, requirements and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.