5101:9-6-13 Disaster related prevention, retention and contingency (PRC) assistance funding.

(A) In the event a disaster or state of emergency is declared by the governor, the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) may provide supplemental funding based on availability for disaster-related PRC assistance and services 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 regular allocation as outlined in rule 5101:9-6-08 of the Administrative Code.

(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 will 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) ODJFS makes funds available only 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. ODJFS generally limits availability of funding to a thirty day period after the issuance of the executive order. ODJFS will notify the CDJFS through allocation notices via the county finance information system (CFIS) upon declaration of a disaster.

(E) ODJFS issues disaster PRC assistance funding only 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.

The CDJFS shall only claim expenditures to this TANF allocation 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) County agencies shall report expenditures as described in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code.

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

Effective: 06/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/2/02 (Emer), 9/28/02, 2/20/04, 2/1/08