FCFC Shared Plan (HB 289)
OFCF Statute Toolkit
Waiver/Regulation Free Zone
Click the county map below to view the FCFC Chair and Coordinator/Director contact information, the FCFC Service Coordination Mechanism, and the FCFC Shared Plan.
FCFC Key Dates for FY 2021 (8/18/18)
To assist county FCFC with funding and programmatic reports, OFCF with its state partners has generated a document that highlights the important dates for the current calendar year.
Auditor of State Bulletins
PART 200—UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS
Subpart D—Post Federal Award Requirements (12/20/2018)
Catalog of Domestic Affairs - Auditors are often interested in the Catalog of Domestic Affairs Number for Federal Funding. Below is a list of common CFDA numbers for federal funding in use by councils.
Each OFCF Cabinet agency contributes a certain portion of funding to maintain and operate the OFCF office. State General Revenue Funds (GRF) are allocated annually to the county FCFCs to assist in the maintenance and operations of the county FCFC offices. At times, state sponsored initiatives are connected to and through county FCFCs.
In an effort to assist counties with the fiscal implementation of FCFC, the below resources have been identified. In addition, the auditor of state has issued several bulletins and the federal government has provided audit guidance which can be found under "Additional Resources".
FCFC Administrative Agent Designation
Every February, county FCFCs must inform the state if their administrative agent will be remaining the same for the upcoming fiscal year. Any change in an administrative agent during a fiscal year may delay the allocation of state funds. The following information must be reviewed and completed by county FCFCs.
Administrative Agent Designee Form, SFY 23
Ohio Family and Children First Requirments of Family and Children First Councils
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) will serve in the adminstrative agent capacity for Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF). All subgrantees of OFCF funds will be required to sign an agreement with ODJFS for funds for SFY22-23.
In addition, Councils will be required to submit the data outlined in the ODJFS agreement each month by the 10th to OFCF@jfs.oho.gov. OFCF created a workbook that contains templates for FCFCs to use if they do not already have a system in place to track the required data throughout the year. This workbook also contains report templates for the Pooled Fund Reports that are due annually on 9/30..
SFY22 OFCF Data Report Workbook.
Operational Capacity Building Funds for FCFCs
Annually, a grant opportunity through the state general revenue fund is made available to each county to assist in the maintenance and operations of the county FCFC. Below is the required application that must be completed and approved by OFCF no later than July 1, 2021 to receive the annual funding. Note: County FCFCs have the option of reporting non-mandated members attendance with this application in addition to the required members attendance.
Operational Capacity Building Funds Application Memo, SFY 22
Operational Capacity Building Funds Application, SFY 22
Operational Capacity Building Funds Non-Mandated Member Attendance Chart (Attachment A), SFY 22 (optional)
Operational Capacity Building Funds Parent Representative Contact List (Attachment B), SFY22
Shared Planning Update Template, SFY 20-22
Shared Planning Update Template (unshaded), SFY 20-22
Service Coordination Matrix Template
Related Shared Plan Documents
Family-Centered Services and Supports Funds
The purpose of the Family-Centered Services and Supports (FCSS) funds is to maintain children and youth with multiple needs in their own homes through the provision of non-clinical, community-based services and supports. Eligible county FCFCs receive an annual allocation of these funds which are made available on a reimbursement basis. To be eligible, county FCFCs must have an approved service coordination mechanism on file with OFCF and annually complete the FCSS assurance statement.
FCFC Flexible Funding Pool
Temporary Law Section 337.30.70 of Ohio's SFY 12-13 Budget allows for county FCFCs to establish a flexible funding pool in order to assure access to needed services by families, children, and older adults in need of protective services. Specific state general revenue funds (GRF) can be pooled locally to achieve this flexibility.
OFCF Funding Formula
The OFCF Cabinet Council developed a funding formula to determine the equitable share each agency has in maintaining the office of OFCF and to support the work of the Cabinet. This is an example that could be used locally if a county FCFC would want to share in the cost of the FCFC operations.