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 2019 (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. These dates have also been captured in the Events Calendar.
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".
Ohio Biennial Budget
State Fiscal Year 2020-2021
On March 15, 2019, Governor DeWine released his funding priorities for the SFY 2020-2021 Biennium Budget called “Investing in Ohio’s Future.” Below are helpful links outlining Governor DeWine’s budget recommendations.
Ohio's Budget SFY 20-21 "Investing in Ohio's Future"
Investing in Ohio's Children and Families Fact Sheet
Investing in Ohio’s Local Communities
Investing in Ohio’s Workforce and Innovation
Investing in Recovery
Ohio House Finance Committee Testimony in support of Governor DeWine's FY20-21 Operating Budget
Governor DeWine's Website
State Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Family and Youth in Crisis TANF Funding
The SFY 2018-2019 State Biennium Budget designated use of earmarked Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for provision of supports to families at risk of relinquishing custody of their children solely for the purpose of obtaining needed services. Legislation charges the office of Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) with the oversight and management of this initiative. OFCF and Ohio’s Cabinet agencies are committed to improving programs, services, and supports for children with multiple system needs, and will continue to support the Family and Children First Council Service Coordination Process.
Family and Youth in Crisis TANF Funding Memo (2/22/18)
Family and Youth in Crisis SFY 18-19 Guidance Document (2/22/18)
SFY 18-19 Crisis Funding Application (6/28/18)
Tips for Completing SFY 18-19 TANF Crisis Funding Application (4/13/18)
TANF Reimbursement Checklist (4/13/18)
Family and Youth in Crisis SFY 18-19 TANF Funding Resource (4/12/18)
Family and Youth in Crisis SFY 18-19 Webinar (3/14/18)
Family and Youth in Crisis SFY 18-19 Webinar Slides (3/14/18)
FCFC Administrative Agent Designation
Every January, 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 21
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, 2020 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 21
Operational Capacity Building Funds Application, SFY 21
Operational Capacity Building Funds Budget Form (Attachment A), SFY21
Operational Capacity Building Funds Non-Mandated Member Attendance Chart (Attachment B), SFY 21 (optional)
Operational Capacity Building Funds Parent Representative Contact List (Attachment C), SFY21
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.
OFCF Funding Resources
OhioMHAS Grants and Funding Managment System (GFMS)
OhioMHAS has developed a more efficient method for allocation funding that will be available in SFY 17. The OhioMHAS Grants and Funding Management System (GFMS) will be utilized by Family and Children First Councils and their Administrative Agents to submit an Allocation Application for yearly allocation funding from OFCF. The Allocation Application is required to receive funding from OFCF. This application process is in addition to the current funding and application requirements for Operational Capacity Building Funds (OCBF) and the Family-Centered Services and Support Funds (FCSS) funds. Notice of Sub Awards were eliminated beginning in SFY 15 for the OCBF and the FCSS funds. Instead, once the GFMS Allocation Application and all required county FCFC paperwork has been approved, OFCF will issue a Letter of Award for OCBF and FCSS. OFCF created some new tools to assist county FCFCs in managing this new funding process.
OFCF Payment Processing Schedule
OFCF Funding by Program Area
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.