Understanding Title IV-E FC Maintenance Payments for Licensed Group Home Settings: Separating Board Rates for Child Care and Child Placing Agencies

Melissa Jaacks - CEO, Jaacks Consulting, LLC

August 28, 2019

Training Description

Florida's child welfare system has been under the Title IV-E Demonstration Waiver since 2006, allowing the state to forego certain provisions of the Title IV-E Social Security Act, yet still claim Title IV-E dollars. The department uses much of this revenue to fund Florida's unique Community-Based Care child welfare system including the payment of foster care room and board to group home providers who provide care and supervision to dependency child placed in licensed group homes. This waiver is set to expire on September 30, 2019. As a result, the department must return to tradition Title IV-E claiming. The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an enhanced understanding of the Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments including a detailed review of the definition of Title IV-E maintenance and administration, and how to accurately record information to ensure payments made to child-caring and child-placing agencies can be appropriately claimed for federal Title IV-E reimbursement.