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ELMTL 2 (ELI Rules and Forms)
Early Learning Manual Transmittal Letter No. 2
September 28, 2007
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders and Early Learning Manual Holders
FROM: Helen E. Jones-Kelley, Director
SUBJECT: Early Learning Initiative Rules and Forms

As a result of Am. Sub. HB 119 of the 127th General Assembly, the rules governing the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) were removed from the Child Care Manual (CCM) and issued as new rules in the Early Learning Manual (ELM). The date of this action was July 2, 2007 with the filing of emergency rules and the issuance of ELMTL No. 1 and CCMTL No. 83.

The rules issued in this transmittal replace the rules that were emergency filed and are effective September 30, 2007. New and revised ELI forms are also included with this letter.

Following is a summary of the rule amendments and form changes:

Rule 5101:2-16-07.1 entitled "County Department of Job and Family Services Administrative Responsibilities for the Early Learning Initiative (ELI)" has been rescinded.

Rule 5101:2-16-35.1 entitled "Eligibility for "Early Learning Initiative" (ELI) Services" and the appendix have been rescinded.

Rule 5101:2-16-41.1 entitled "Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Responsibilities for Reimbursement to the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Agencies" and the appendix have been rescinded.

Rule 5101:2-16-71.1 entitled "Early learning initiative (ELI) Program Overpayments" has been rescinded.

Rule 5101:2-23-01 entitled "Definitions for the Early Learning Initiative (ELI)" has been created to define terms used in the administration of ELI.

Rule 5101:2-23-03 entitled "County Department of Job and Family Services Administrative Responsibilities for the Early Learning Initiative (ELI)" has been created to define the duties of county departments of Job and Family Services in the administration of ELI.

Rule 5101:2-23-05 entitled "Eligibility Requirements for Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Benefits" and three appendices have been created to define ELI eligibility requirements for the caretaker and child and to provide income standards, copayment amounts and a copayment calendar.

Rule 5101:2-23-07 entitled "Income Eligibility Requirements for Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Benefits" has been created to define countable income and income eligibility requirements for ELI.

Rule 5101:2-23-09 entitled "Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Responsibilities for Reimbursement to Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Agencies" and an appendix have been created to define the duties of ODJFS for reimbursement to ELI contracted agencies for ELI services provided.

Rule 5101:2-23-11 entitled "Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Overpayments" has been created to define responsibilities for county departments of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for the management of overpayments made for ELI services.

JFS 01153 "Request by ELI Contracted Agency to Adjust Attendance Data" has been revised to align it with recent changes in ELI eligibility requirements.

JFS 01154 "Early Learning Initiative (ELI) CDJFS Request to Adjust 3299 Data" is being revised to clarify the data needed.

JFS 01155 "Application for Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Benefits" has been revised to align it with recent changes in ELI eligibility requirements.

JFS 01157 "Notice to CDJFS of ELI Overpayment" has been revised to correct formatting.

JFS 01162 "Early Learning Initiative Request to Change ELI Services" is being rescinded.

JFS 01163 "Request to Add ELI Provider" is a new form that a contracted agency needs to complete in order to add an ELI provider.

JFS 01164 "Request to Inactivate ELI Provider" is a new form that a contracted agency needs to complete in order to inactivate an ELI provider.

JFS 01165 "ELI Overpayment Tracking and Updates" is a new form to assist ODJFS staff in tracking overpayment data.

JFS 01166 "Notice to Contracted Agency of ELI Overpayment" is a new form that will be used by the CDJFS to advise a contracted agency of an overpayment.

The electronic version of the Child Care Manual is located at: http://emanuals.odjfs.state.oh.us/emanuals. The manual contains all rules, forms, transmittal letters and procedure letters that the department has issued to child care providers. A current version of this manual should be utilized by staff in all child care centers and type A homes that are licensed by the Department of Job and Family Services. A current and updated copy of the manual should be accessible at all times in the center or type A home.

Please contact the Office for Children and Families Help Desk at 1-866-886-3537, option 4 if you have questions.

INSTRUCTIONS: The following chart identifies the material that needs to be removed from and inserted into the Child Care Manual (CCM).

LOCATIONREMOVE AND FILE AS OBSOLETEINSERT/REPLACEMENT
Child Care Manual
CCM 3 Family Eligibility

5101:2-16-07.1
 
 5101:2-16-35.1 
 5101:2-16-41.1 
 5101:2-16-71.1 
Early Learning Manual 5101:2-23-015101:2-23-01
 5101:2-23-035101:2-23-03
 5101:2-23-055101:2-23-05
 5101:2-23-075101:2-23-07
 5101:2-23-095101:2-23-09
 5101:2-23-115101:2-23-11
 JFS 01153 (rev. 7/2007)JFS 01153 (rev. 9/2007)
 JFS 01154 (rev. 7/2007)JFS 01154 (rev. 9/2007)
 JFS 01155 (rev. 7/2007)JFS 01155 (rev. 9/2007)
 JFS 01157 (rev. 7/2007)JFS 01157 (rev. 9/2007)
 JFS 01162 (7/2007) 
  JFS 01163 (9/2007)
  JFS 01164 (9/2007)
  JFS 01165 (9/2007)
  JFS 01166 (9/2007)