(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) is issuing food assistance payment accuracy incentives under the "Ohio Reinvestment Plan" as approved by the United States department of agriculture (USDA) food and nutrition service (FNS).
(B) ODJFS will allocate the food assistance payment accuracy incentive funding for activities from July 1, 2009 through July 31. 2010 and funds must be expended by September 30, 2010.
(C) The food assistance payment accuracy incentive allocation is composed of one hundred per cent state funds.
(D) ODJFS will award the food assistance payment accuracy incentive to high performing county department of job and family service agencies (CDJFS) and the CDJFSs that exhibit the largest degree of improvement with respect to food assistance payment accuracy as follows:
(1) ODJFS will award one-third of the total amount to be allocated to the sixteen CDJFSs that achieved the highest food assistance payment accuracy rate in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2008.
The formula for the highest food assistance payment accuracy rate incentive awards distributes the total dollar amount by weight of average caseload for FFY 2008 as derived from the public assistance monthly statistics (PAMS) reports.
(2) ODJFS will award two-thirds of the total amount to be allocated to the ten CDJFSs with the most improved food assistance payment accuracy rates for FFY 2008 as compared to FFY 2007.
The formula for the most improved food assistance payment accuracy rate incentive awards distributes the total dollar amount among the ten counties with the highest payment accuracy percentage point increase from FFY 2007 to FFY 2008 by weight of average caseload for FFY 2008 derived from the PAMS reports.
(E) The CDJFS shall draw funds and report expenditures through the county finance information system (CFIS), using coding established for this allocation. The CDJFS determines indirect expenditures through the random moment sample (RMS) process and reports all expenditures on the JFS 02827 as described in rule 5101:9-7-03 of the Administrative Code.
(F) The food assistance payment accuracy incentive allocation, in accordance with 7 U.S.C. 2025 and 7 C.F.R. part 275.23, is intended to further payment accuracy improvement efforts. Expenditures must be for payment accuracy activities not already in place.
The CDJFS shall be required to repay any unallowable costs charged to this funding with local funds.
(G) Expenditures in excess of the county's food assistance payment accuracy incentive allocation may be redistributed pursuant to rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code. The CDJFS may charge fifty per cent of the excess expenditures to federal supplemental nutrition assistance program(SNAP) administration pass-through funding and fifty per cent to the income maintenance (EVI) control allocation, outlined in rule 5101:9-6-05 of the Administrative Code. If a CDJFS exceeds its JM allocation, the CDJFS shall provide local funds for the fifty per cent match for expenditures charged to federal SNAP administration pass-through funding.
(H) The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.