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Rule 5101:9-6-26 | Title IV-E Family First Prevention Services Act.


(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) provides federal funding to the public children services agency (PCSA) pursuant to Title IV-E of the federal Social Security Act.

(B) The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018, enacted as part of the 2018 Public Law (P.L.) 115-123, authorized new optional Title IV-E prevention services funding for time-limited prevention services for mental health, substance abuse, and in-home parent skill-based programs for children or youth who are candidates for foster care, pregnant or parenting youth in foster care, and the parents or kin caregivers of those children and youth.

(C) ODJFS issues Title IV-E funding to provide federal financial participation (FFP) for administration and training payments. The county is to provide state allocated general revenue funds or local funds for the nonfederal share. When the nonfederal share included donated funds, rule 5101:9-7-50 of the Administrative Code is to be followed.

(D) This allocation consists of federal funds. The assistance listing number is 93.472.

(E) Administration and training-reimbursement costs.

(1) Any administrative or training cost charged to the Title IV-E prevention program may not be charged concurrently to another federal program.

(2) Allowable Title IV-E administrative costs include:

(a) Activities to develop necessary processes and procedures to establish and implement the provision of prevention services for eligible individuals, policy development, program management, and data collection and reporting;

(b) Activities for eligible candidates for Title IV-E prevention services as described in rules 5101:2-45-01, 5101:2-45-02, and 5101:2-45-03 of the Administrative Code.

(3) Allowable training activities for PCSA staff include:

(a) Determination of eligibility for the Title IV-E prevention program;

(b) Identification and provision of appropriate services; and

(c) Evaluation and oversight of the ongoing appropriateness of the services.

(4) Unallowable administrative costs for the Title IV-E prevention program include performance of investigations, physical or mental examinations or evaluations.

(F) ODJFS reimburses the PCSA for Title IV-E prevention administrative and services program costs as described in rules 5101:2-45-01, 5101:2-45-02, and 5101:2-45-03 of the Administrative Code.

(G) The PCSA is to report expenditures as described in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code.

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

Last updated December 23, 2021 at 7:49 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5101.14, 5103.03
Amplifies: 5101.14, 5103.03
Five Year Review Date: 12/23/2026