(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) issues Title IV-B, subpart 2, funding to assist public children services agencies (PCSAs) in meeting federal performance standards related to caseworker visitations of children in substitute care. ODJFS issues caseworker visits funding in two separate allocations; one for direct services and one for administrative costs. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) number is 93.556.
(B) ODJFS communicates the funding and liquidation periods through the county finance information system (CFIS). The PCSA can incur caseworker services through the funding period and disburse and report expenditures no later than the end of the liquidation period. Expenditures in excess of the allocation amount are the responsibility of the county agency.
ODJFS uses the following methodology to distribute available funds:
ODJFS allocates the caseworker visits allocation based on the number of unduplicated children in substitute care by county divided by the total number of unduplicated children in substitute care in Ohio, based on the previous calendar year (CY).
(1) ODJFS reimburses the PCSA for allowable direct and administrative caseworker expenditures with seventy-five per cent Title IV-B subpart 2 funds. The PCSA shall use eligible state funding or provide local funds at twenty-five per cent match rate for the nonfederal share.
(E) Caseworker visits allocation
(F) Caseworker administrative allocation
(1) A PCSA may claim reimbursement of administrative costs for caseworker visits through the social services random moment sample (SSRMS) reconciliation/ certification of funds (COF) process.
(2) A PCSA may also request to transfer the caseworker visits administration allocation to the caseworker visits direct services allocation to be used as stated in paragraph (E) of this rule. A PCSA may request this transfer by submitting a budget transfer request in CFIS to ODJFS prior to the end of the liquidation period .