As used in this section, "maintenance of effort" means qualified state expenditures as defined in 42 U.S.C. 609(a)(7)(B)(i).
The department of job and family services may increase a county's share of public assistance expenditures determined under division (B) of section 5101.16 of the Revised Code if the United States secretary of health and human services requires an increase in the state's maintenance of effort because of one or more failures, resulting from the actions or inactions of one or more county family services agencies, to meet a requirement under Title IV-A of the "Social Security Act," 110 Stat. 2113 (1996), 42 U.S.C. 601, as amended. The department may so increase a county's share of public assistance expenditures only to the amount the county's county family services agencies are responsible for the increase in the state's maintenance of effort as determined pursuant to rules the director of job and family services shall adopt under section 111.15 of the Revised Code. The department is not required to make the increase in accordance with section 5101.24 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-28-2005 .