5101:9-6-12.1 Title XX temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) transfer allocation.

(A) The Title XX TANF transfer allocation shall be used only for programs and services to children and/or their families whose income is less than two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

(B) The grant availability and liquidation periods for this allocation will be communicated by the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) through the county finance information system (CFIS). Funds must be expended by the grant availability period and reported no later than the end of the liquidation period.

(C) The Title XX TANF transfer allocation consists of one hundred per cent federal social service funds. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) number for this allocation is 93.558. In accordance with CFDA number 93.558, section IV, expenditures for money transferred out of TANF and into Title XX shall be shown as expenditures for the Title XX program and reported under CDFA number 93.667 on the county's schedule of expenditures of federal awards.

(D) The following methodology is used to distribute the Title XX TANF transfer allocation for the social services group. All figures are based upon the most recently available U.S. bureau of census data.

(1) When the statewide allocation is the same as the preceding year, county allocation amounts are calculated by applying the formula listed in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule. Increases and decreases in each county's Title XX TANF transfer allocation are capped at four per cent of the preceding state fiscal year's (SFY's) allocation amount. Individual county increases of more than four per cent are proportionately distributed to counties experiencing more than a four per cent decrease.

(2) When the statewide allocation is increased from the statewide allocation in the preceding year, the net gain is distributed to the county department of job and family services (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, ODJFS does not apply the formula in paragraph (D)(4) of this rule, but decreases each CDJFS's preceding grant by the percentage of change to the statewide allocation amount.

(4) The formula is as follows:

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

(b) Five per cent of the statewide allocation is distributed 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) The remaining amount of the allocation is distributed 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) Forty 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) 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 federal fiscal year (FFY).

(E) Allocation redistribution procedures are contained in rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code. In addition, the following steps are taken to recognize draws and expenditures in excess of the county's allocation:

(1) The county 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) Any excess expenditures remaining after paragraph (E)(1) of this rule are the responsibility of the county agency.

(F) Transfers of non-allocated costs to the Title XX TANF transfer funds will be allocated based upon the county's Title IV-E combined eligibility ratio and supplement the current options of the federal social services allocation, Title IV-B, "ESSA Preservation Direct Services," "ESSA Reunification Direct Services," state child protective allocation (SCPA), "Local," and TANF.

(G) The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.

Effective: 04/09/2010
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02
Prior Effective Dates: 9/12/05, 8/8/08