FCASPL 293 (Title IV-E FCM Ceilings Revisions)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 293
August 26, 2015
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Title IV-E Foster Care Maintenance (FCM) Ceilings Revisions
2015 FCM Rates

With consideration of the results of the attached annual survey, all FCM ceilings 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 ceilings will be effective September 30, 2015.

Uniform Statewide Standards for Per Diem Foster Care Maintenance Ceilings

(0-18 years)

Minimum - $10.00

Maximum - $200.00


Per Diem Foster Care Maintenance Difficulty of Care Maximum Additional Ceilings

Special Needs - $200.00

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 ceilings are effective September 30, 2015, due to the provisions of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law, any increase is not reimbursable through the SACWIS system until October 1, 2015.

Ohio's Federal Financial Participation for Title IV-E foster care maintenance and adoption assistance payments for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016) is 62.47%.

The 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.