(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) issues state child support allocations to assist in provision of the non federal share of allowable administrative program expenditures incurred in administration of the Title IV-D program. Additional non federal share of funds is supplied by funds appropriated by the county commissioners from the county general fund or non Title IV-D program income and non Title IV-D fees.
(B) State child support allocations are distributed to the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) designated by the board of county commissioners pursuant to sections 329.40 and 3125.10 of the Revised Code. Failure to comply with the requirement of operating a single Title IV-D child support enforcement agency will result in the county not receiving state child support allocations.
(C) ODJFS issues state child support allocations on a state fiscal year (SFY) basis.ODJFS communicates the grant availability and liquidation period for this allocation through the web-based county finance information system (CFIS Web). Funds must be expended by the grants availability period and reported no later than the end of the liquidation period.
The following methodology is used to distribute available funds for this allocation:
(1) Each CSEA will be allocated a base amount of fifteen thousand dollars. Where a CSEA encompasses multiple counties, each CSEA will receive an amount equal to fifteen thousand dollars for each county represented under the CSEA.
(2) One-half of the remaining balance will be allocated according to children out-of-wedlock percentages.
(a) The number of out-of-wedlock births for each county will be supplied by the statistical analysis unit of the Ohio department of health. The residence of the mother determines the state and county in which the birth is counted.
(b) The number of out-of-wedlock births for each county will be divided by the statewide total to form a children out-of wedlock percentage for each CSEA.
(3) The remaining balance will be allocated according to divorces and dissolutions with children percentages.
(a) The number of divorces and dissolutions with children will be supplied annually by the Ohio supreme court.
(b) The number of divorces and dissolutions with children for each county will be divided by the statewide total to form a divorces and dissolutions with children percentage for each CSEA.
(E) The CSEA may request additional funds or release funds for redistribution no later than the end of January via the process described in rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code.
(F) Child support expenditures that can be properly charged against the state child support allocations are the non federal share of the CSEA's allowable expenses incurred in administration of the child support program. The CSEA reports expenditures on the automated JFS 02750 "Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) Quarterly Financial Statement" as described in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code.
(G) Allocation redistribution procedures are contained in rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code. Any excess expenditures are the responsibility of the county agency.
(H) The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3125.25
Rule Amplifies: 307.981, 329.40, 3125.03, 3125.21, 3125.10, 3125.25
Prior Effective Dates: 5/18/03, 3/1/08, 10/15/08