ACL 14-27: County TANF Program Work Participation Data Reporting (FFY 20014) (4/2/14)

Updated instructions on WPR reporting, including clarifications regarding holidays being in addition to excused absences, the updated activities definitions (including voc ed reporting), etc. “To help preserve months countable toward the vocational education federal 12-month limit when clients choose to utilize…

ACL 14-29: Reporting Service Delivery Activities Related To Providing Mental Health Services To Children In Foster Care For The Period Of September 1, 2013 Through February 28, 2014, Due On May 1, 2014(Revised Progress Report Template) (3/28/14)

DSS issued this notice to provide counties with a revised progress report template for reporting their activities and progress related to implementation of Intensive Care Coordination , Intensive Home Based Services , and Therapeutic Foster Care for children and youth who meet…

ACIN I-14-14: Work Incentive Nutritional Supplement (WINS) Food Supplement (3/28/14)

Information and instructions regarding the WINS program and its designated aid codes.  WINS is a food benefit which applies to CalFresh only Non-Assistance households, which are not getting CalWORKs, but who who meet the qualifications for TANF work participation hours through work, and…

ACL 14-15: Federal Requirements For The Transfer Of Indian Children To A Tribal Title IV–E Agency Or An Indian Tribe With A Title IV–E Agreement (2/14/14)

A summary and explanation of the policies and procedures and identify the minimum federal requirements for transferring an Indian child from the county child welfare system and court jurisdiction, to the Title IV-E Agreement Tribe or tribal agency. [Download]

ACL 13-82E: Errata To The CalWORKs): Extending Benefits To Non-Minor Dependents – Questions And Answers (Part Two)(3/25/14)

Revised responses to questions 13 and 14 to correctly reflect that if a child living with his or her parent, where the parent is a non-minor dependent and also a recipient of foster care, is not an eligible child for CalWORKs and…

ACL 14-25: Coordinated Care Initiative, Care Coordination Team (3/27/14)

In 2012, the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) was implemented. It is a model of care includes person-centered coordination of components, one of which is Interdisciplinary Care Teams (ICT). It combines home and community-based, primary care, and other Medicare and Medi-Cal services into one benefit…

ACL 14-31: The Independent Living Program Annual Narrative Report For Federal Fiscal Year 2013 (3/26/14)

Transmitting the updated requirements for the ILP Annual Narrative Report.  Due 4/15/14. [Download]  

ACL 14-28: Expansion Of The Definition Of Relative For The Federal KIN-GAP Program (3/25/14)

Instructions on the implementation of the expanded definition of “relative” for the federal KinGAP program. (No change to the state-funded KinGAP).  In addition to the traditionally defined relatives, California can now provide federal KinGAP to “fictive” relatives. These are: non-related extended…

ACL 14-19: KIN-GAP Program Nonrecurring Costs For Legal Guardianship (2/28/14)

Both federal and state law allow for kinship guardians to be reimbursed for the total cost of nonrecurring legal expenses in obtaining the guardianship. This includes transportation costs for attending the hearing(s), mileage, parking, lodging and food to attend the…

ACL 14-10: Instructions For Completion Of The Relative Assessment/Approval SOC Forms For A Tribally Approved Home (1/31/14)

federally recognized Indian tribe is authorized to approve or license a home for foster care or adoptive purposes according to the tribe’s own licensing standards. The home is not required to obtain a state or county license. The county CWS agency or…