FCASPL 203 (Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Foster Care Maintenance [FCM] Rates)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 203
September 17, 2010
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, Director
SUBJECT: Title IV-E Foster Care Maintenance (FCM) Rate Revisions
2010 FCM Survey

With consideration of the results of the attached annual survey, all FCM rates described in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules 5101:2-47-17, 5101:2-47-18 and 5101:2-47-19 have been reviewed. The following rates will be effective September 30, 2010.

Uniform Statewide Standards for Per Diem Foster Care Maintenance Rates

(0-18 years)

Minimum - $10.00

Maximum - $170.00

Per Diem Foster Care Maintenance Difficulty of Care Maximum Additional Rates

Special Needs - $100.00

Exceptional Needs - $200.00

Intensive Needs - $200.00

Emergency Family Foster Care - $300.00

Auxiliary Payments for Clothing (annual), Personal Incidentals (annual), and Graduation Expenses

Clothing - $3,000.00 (annual)

Personal Incidentals - $3,000.00 (annual)

Graduation Expenses - $1,500.00

Although the rates are effective September 30, 2010, due to the provisions of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law, any increase is not reimbursable through the FACSIS Benefits Issuance system and SACWIS system until October 1, 2010.

Ohio's Federal Financial Participation for Title IV-E foster care maintenance and adoption assistance payments for Federal Fiscal Year 2011 (October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011) is as follows and includes an additional percentage for portions of the federal fiscal year as part of the American Reinvestment and Recover Act (ARRA):

  • October 1, 2010, through December 31, 201069.89% (includes ARRA)
  • January 1, 2011, through March 31, 201166.89% (includes ARRA)
  • April 1, 2011, through June 30, 201164.89% (includes ARRA)
  • July 1, 2011, through September 30, 201163.69% (ARRA ceases 6/30/2011)

The FACSIS Benefits Issuance system and SACWIS system will be adjusted to reflect these amounts of federal reimbursement for the periods and percentages noted above.


The following chart depicts what materials should be deleted from the Family, Children, and Adult Services Manual (FCASM) and what materials are to be inserted in the FCASM.

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