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93.658 Foster Care_Title IV-E
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Social Security Act, as amended, Title IV-E, Section 470, et seq.
The object of the Foster Care program is to help States provide safe, appropriate, 24-hour, substitute care for children who are under the jurisdiction of the administering State agency and need temporary placement and care outside their homes; and to provide Federal Financial Participation (FFP) in costs related to the program.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds may be used for FFP in State or local foster care maintenance payments on behalf of eligible children, and for administrative and training costs; and costs related to design, implementation and operation of a statewide data collection system. funds may not be used for costs of social services provided to a child, the child's family, or the child's foster family which provide counseling or treatment to ameliorate or remedy personal problems, behaviors, or home conditions.
Applicant Eligibility: States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Pre-application Coordination: Consultation is available to States from Regional Administration for Children and Families (ACF) offices. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: FFP for foster care maintenance payments is equal to the medical assistance percentage, i.e., the Federal share of payments is from 50 percent to 83 percent, depending on the State (Sec. 474(a)(1) and 1905(b) of the Social Security Act). Training and other administrative expenditures are matched at 75 and 50 percent Federal share, respectively (Sec. 474(a) of the Social Security Act).
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Expenditure reports must be submitted 30 days after the end of each quarter (January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30) to Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Washington, DC.
Account Identification: 75-1545-0-1-506.
Payments were made on an average of estimated 265,600 children per month in fiscal year 2001. There were 52 grants made in fiscal year 2001. It is estimated that 52 grants will be made in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, serving approximately 253,300 children per month in fiscal year 2002 and 249,400 in fiscal year 2003 respectively.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1355 - 1356.
Regional or Local Office: Consult Regional Administrator. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the Regional Offices.)
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: