5101:4-3-32 Food assistance employment and training: supportive services.

(A) What are supportive services?

Supportive services are benefits provided to assist a food assistance employment and training participant with completing their assignment. Supportive services may include, but are not limited to, an expense allowance to cover the cost of transportation and other work, training or education related expenses and publicly funded child care.

(B) What is the county agency's responsibility for providing supportive services?

The county agency is responsible for arranging or providing necessary supportive services for individuals participating in the food assistance employment and training program. The county agency is the deciding authority for determining the appropriateness and the availability of funds.

(C) How is an expense allowance determined?

(1) An individual shall receive an expense allowance for the actual costs of transportation and/or other work, training or education related costs associated with participation up to the maximum level of reimbursement established by the county agency.

(2) An individual who documents costs in excess of the amount established by the county agency is eligible to receive reimbursement for the additional costs. The county agency may:

(a) Increase the amount of the monthly expense allowance;

(b) Reassign the participant to another site; or

(c) Exempt the individual from participation until a suitable component is available or the individual's circumstances change and his/her monthly expenses do not exceed the expense allowance.

(3) An individual who incurs no costs for participation is not eligible for the expense allowance.

(4) Costs of meals away from home are not reimbursable.

(D) How does the county agency provide publicly funded child care to individuals participating in the employment and training program?

Individuals participating in the employment and training program who need child care assistance in order to participate in the program, shall be referred to apply for publicly funded child care. If publicly funded child care is not available to the individual the county agency may exempt the individual from participation.

Replaces: 5101:4-3-32

Effective: 02/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.54
Rule Amplifies: 329.04 , 329.042 , 5101.54
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/83, 7/1/84, 8/1/85, 3/1/87, 12/1/87 (Emer.), 2/15/88, 6/30/89 (Emer.), 9/23/89, 4/2/90, 11/1/90, 4/1/91, 10/1/91 (Emer.), 12/2/91, 5/1/92, 5/29/92 (Emer.), 6/1/92, 11/1/92, 12/1/95 (Emer.), 2/19/96, 7/1/96 (Emer.), 9/29/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/10/97, 12/5/02, 12/31/06, 10/1/08 (Emer.), 12/18/08