FCASPL 364 (Title IV-E Monthly Adoption Assistance Statewide Maximum Change)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 364
December 11, 2020
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Kimberly Henderson, Director
SUBJECT: Title IV-E Monthly Adoption Assistance Statewide Maximum Change

This Procedure Letter identifies changes to the Monthly Adoption Assistance Statewide Maximum (MAASM) waiver request process. Effective December 17, 2020, a waiver request is no longer required when an agency negotiates a subsidy payment above the MAASM, providing the payment agreed upon does not exceed the child’s cost of care as outlined in Ohio Administrative Code 5101:2-49-05. The agency will be required to document the justification as to why the amount is over the MAASM in the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS).

INSTRUCTION:

The following chart shows the materials that should be inserted into the Family, Children and Adult Services Manual (FCASM).

LOCATION REMOVE AND FILE AS OBSOLETE INSERT/REPLACEMENT
PROCEDURE LETTER FCASPL NO. 351 FCASPL NO. 364