FCASPL 195 (SFY '11 State Participation Rates for Title IV-E Adoption Assistance)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 195
June 18, 2010
TO: All Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, Director
SUBJECT: State Fiscal Year 2011 State Participation Rates for Title IV-E Adoption Assistance

Requirements for the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance (AA) program may be referenced in Chapter 5101:2-49 of the Ohio Administrative Code. The state participation rate for the non-federal match for AA payments for state fiscal year 2011 is $250. Public children services agencies will be responsible for providing the non-federal match amount for any payments above $250.

The state's participation will automatically be decreased for any subsidy greater than $250 in the Family and Children's Service Information System (FACSIS) or the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS).

As a reminder, per rule 5101:2-49-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code, the adoptive parent(s) and the PCSA may agree to modify/amend the payment amount or provision for services. As required by federal law, any modification/amendment of the Title IV-E AA payment amount must be made with the concurrence of the adopting parent(s) based on changes in circumstances of the adopting parent(s) and the needs of the child. When the parties agree to a change in the AA payment amount, a modified/amended agreement shall be completed and signed by the adoptive parent(s) and the public children services agency (PCSA). A copy shall be given to the adoptive parent(s), and a copy shall be retained by the PCSA.

ODJFS encourages each PCSA to notify adoptive parents of the adjustments in the warrant or the electronic funds transfer (EFT) being paid by the state and the county.


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