(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) issues the Fiesel allocation to the public children services agency (PCSA) to subsidize the cost of the implementation of foster care services program initiatives.
(B) This allocation consists of state funds. The PCSA shall deposit the funds into the county's children services fund.
(C) ODJFS issues this allocation for the state fiscal year (SFY), July first through June thirtieth. The PCSA shall return funds that are not fully obligated and liquidated by September thirtieth following the expiration of the fiscal year in which the funds are allocated to ODJFS during the allocation closeout period.
(1) Available funds equal to the immediately preceding fiscal year allocation are distributed with each county receiving an amount equal to the amount it received in the immediately preceding fiscal year exclusive of any releases from or additions to the allocation or any sanctions.
(2) If the amount of available funds is less than the amount initially appropriated for the immediately preceding fiscal year, each county shall receive an amount equal to the percentage of funding it received in the immediately preceding fiscal year, exclusive of any releases from or additions to the allocation or any sanctions.
(3) If the amount of available funds is more than the amount initially appropriated for the immediately preceding fiscal year, each county shall receive an amount equal to the amount it received in the preceding year as a base allocation. Additionally, ODJFS will allocate the amount exceeding the amount initially appropriated in the immediately preceding fiscal year as follows:
(a) Twelve per cent is divided equally among all counties.
(b) Forty-eight per cent is distributed based on the total number of county residents under the age of eighteen as compared to the total statewide residents under the age of eighteen for the most recent calendar year available.
(c) Forty per cent is distributed based on the number of county residents with incomes under the federal poverty level as compared to the statewide total of residents with incomes under the federal poverty level as defined by the United States office of management and budget as revised by the U.S. department of health and human services.
(E) ODJFS sends an advance of this allocation to the PCSA within thirty days after the beginning of each calendar year quarter. The quarterly advance will not exceed one-fourth of the total allocation.
(F) The PCSA may charge expenditures against this allocation that are for the purpose of meeting the expenses of the children services program, including costs for the care of a child who resides with a caretaker relative and other services a PCSA considers necessary to protect children from abuse, neglect, or dependency. The PCSA shall charge appropriate expenditures to this allocation by completing a post allocated adjustment moving expenditures from the state child protective allocation to the Fiesel allocation.