FCASPL 194 (ODJFS Reimbursement for Adoption Assistance)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 194
June 18, 2010
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, Director
SUBJECT: State Reimbursement to Offset a Portion of Local Expenditures for Adoption Assistance

A decrease in state fiscal year (SFY) 2010 Adoption Assistance cases and expenditures has resulted in available funds in the Adoption Assistance line item in the state's General Revenue Fund (GRF). Therefore, ODJFS will be distributing a reimbursement via check or electronic funds transfer to each county public children services agency to offset a portion of SFY 2010 local expenditures for Adoption Assistance.

The reimbursement amount distributed to each county will be determined by the total local share each county paid for Title IV-E Adoption Assistance from September 2009 through March 2010, divided by the statewide total local share paid for Title IV-E Adoption Assistance for the same time period. Each county's percentage will be multiplied by the identified available SFY 2010 GRF amount, to arrive at the amount to be paid to each county. If your county did not experience a local expenditure for Title IV-E Adoption Assistance during this time period, you will not receive a reimbursement.

All reimbursements will be distributed no later than mid-June 2010. Once you receive these funds, code them as 965 "Other State Reimbursements - Other allowable state reimbursements not otherwise listed."


The following chart identifies the materials that should be added to the Family, Children, and Adult Services Manual (FCASM)

Procedure Letters FCASPL No. 194