(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) issues the state social services operating 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 one hundred per cent state funds.
(C) ODJFS issues this allocation to use for state goods or services performed for the state fiscal year (SFY), July first through June thirtieth. All expenditures incurred during the SFY must be liquidated no later than the end of the three-month liquidation period of July first through September thirtieth.
(D) ODJFS utilizes the following methodology to distribute the state social services operating allocation . All figures are based upon the most recently available U.S. census bureau data.
(1) When the statewide allocation is within four per cent of the final amount distributed in the preceding year, ODJFS uses the formula in this paragraph to determine each county department of job and family services (CDJFS) share. Formula increases and decreases at the county level for the state social services operating allocation are capped at four per cent of the preceding SFY's allocation amount. The formula for determining how to allocate the statewide allocation is as follows:
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) Twenty per cent is based on the county's population at or over fifty-five years of age and at or below two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level as compared statewide in the corresponding categories.
(d) 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 ODJFS for the most recently available federal fiscal year (FFY).
(2) When there is more than a four per cent increase or decrease in the statewide allocation amount, each county's preceding SFY allocation will be increased or decreased by the percentage of change to the statewide allocation amount.
(E) The CDJFS may utilize the state social services operating allocation as follows:
(1) Expenditures must be for services identified in the county's profile section of the comprehensive Title XX social services plan (CSSP) related to services defined in the approved county social services plan/profile; and
(2) As outlined in Section 309.50.20 of Amended Substitute House Bill 153 of the 129th General Assembly, a CDJFS may elect to transfer a portion of its state social services operating allocation to the county's family and children first council via transfer to a flexible funding pool using the codes established by ODJFS for this purpose.
(F) Allocation redistribution procedures are contained in rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code. In addition, theCDJFS shall take the following steps to recognize draws and expenditures in excess of the state social services operating allocation:
(1) The CDJFS applies any remaining draws and expenditures to the federal social services allocation as detailed in rule 5101:9-6-12 of the Administrative Code.
(2) The county is responsible for excess expenditures remaining after paragraph (F)(1) of this rule .
(G) The CDJFS shall report expenditures on the JFS 02827 " Public Assistance Quarterly Financial Statement" as described in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code.
(H) The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.46
Rule Amplifies: 5101.46
Prior Effective Dates: 6/2/79, 7/1/80, 10/1/81, 7/9/82, 6/25/83, 10/5/83, 10/1/84 (Emer), 12/29/84, 7/25/86 (Emer), 9/23/86, 11/13/87 (Emer), 2/11/88, 11/23/91, 2/17/97, 1/26/98, 9/2/02, 2/20/04, 2/5/06, 8/8/08, 9/12/09