5101:9-6-40 Ohio children's trust fund (OCTF) child abuse and neglect (CAN) allocation.

(A) The OCTF CAN allocation encourages the county to develop CAN prevention month activities. These activities shall correlate with the statewide campaign sponsored by the OCTF. April is designated as CAN prevention month.

(B) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) funds this allocation with the OCTF community-based child abuse prevention grants. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) number is 93.590, effective state fiscal year (SFY) 2013.

(C) ODJFS allocates one hundred seventy-six thousand dollars to public children services agencies (PCSAs). Each PCSA receives an allocation of two thousand dollars. If a PCSA encompasses multiple counties, then the PCSA will receive an amount equal to two thousand dollars for each county represented under the PCSA.

(D) The allocation is only available for CAN prevention month expenditures. Allowable CAN expenditures include but are not limited to the following local activities that support statewide CAN prevention efforts.

(1) Media awareness and public service announcements (PSAs) or other local awareness efforts that:

(a) Align with the state messaging campaign;

(b) Promote CAN prevention month; or

(c) Promote local programs that use primary and secondary prevention strategies to provide activities and services to strengthen families and prevent CAN.

(2) CAN prevention programs and services;

(3) Education and training events;

(4) Pinwheel displays; and

(5) CAN prevention education and/or training events for the following entities;

(a) Local government, and

(b) Policy makers.

(E) Allowable expenditures are restricted to CAN prevention month activities. The allocation may not be used to purchase or reimburse:

(1) Payrolls of direct services performed by agency staff;

(2) Non-consumable supplies or equipment valued over five hundred dollars;

(3) Renovation or construction costs; or

(4) Expenditures not directly related to CAN prevention month.

(F) Each PCSA receiving an allocation shall submit a programmatic report to the OCTF no later than the thirty-first of May of the applicable SFY.

(G) County agency expenditures must be reported on the JFS 02820 "Children Services Quarterly Financial Statement" as described in rule 5101:9-7-01 of the Administrative Code. All expenditures must be reported no later than the April through June reporting period of the applicable SFY.

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

Effective: 03/21/2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02 , 3109.13 , 3109.17 , 3109.18
Prior Effective Dates: 5/23/93, 4/7/94, 4/1/95, 3/1/96, 11/11/96, 1/29/98, 10/10/03, 4/19/08, 4/1/10, 3/20/11, 4/2/12