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Child Care Chapter 15: Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
5101:2-15-01 Service Delivery Areas and Funding Formula for the Provision of Child Care Resource and Referral Services
Effective Date: September 2, 2018
Most Current Prior Effective Date: August 4, 2013

(A)       How is a child care resource and referral agency selected?

(1)       One agency in a service delivery area (SDA) shall be selected through a request for grant applications.

(2)       Once selected, the agency must enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) to become designated as the child care resource and referral service organization in the SDA for which they were selected.

(B)       How are funds determined and distributed to child care resource and referral agencies?

(1)       A funding formula is used to ensure equitable distribution among the service delivery areas.

(2)       The funding formula is based on the following criteria:

(a)       A minimum funding component for each service delivery area.

(b)       A service funding component is based on the number of ODJFS licensed programs.

(C)       Can funding be used for other expenditures?

Grant agreements may also include funding for special initiatives or projects that are not subject to the funding formula.

Replaces: 5101:2-15-01

Effective: 9/2/2018

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/02/2023

Certification: CERTIFIED ELECTRONICALLY

Date: 08/13/2018

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5104.07

Rule Amplifies: 5104.07

Prior Effective Dates: 03/02/1992 (Emer.), 07/30/1992, 09/01/1995, 01/01/1999, 05/01/2002, 07/01/2003, 07/01/2009, 08/04/2013