ACIN I-46-14: Title XX Social Services Block Grant Pre-Expenditure Report (8/15/14)

This report summarizes Title XX expenditures, program responsibilities, and the population served.   The programs covered are Child Welfare Services, Foster Care, Community Care Licensing, Deaf Access, CalWORKs Child Care, CDE Child Care Programs, and the DDS Regional Center Program.  [Download]

ACIN I-42-14: The Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program (8/1/14)

Introductory information regarding the Approved Relative Caregiver (ARC) Funding Option Program enacted by SB 855.  Relatives who care for a non-federally eligible child in foster care is not eligible to receive foster care payments.  Instead, the relatives can get CalWORKs payments.  The…


The latest info on SIPs, of note, including “structured education plans” that include a transfer to a 4 year college.  [Download]

ACIN I-40-14: Child Welfare Services Reviews (7/15/14)

Information to counties about the benefits of conducting qualitative reviews of programs across the entire continuum of child and family services. [Download]  

ACIN I-43-14: Assessments To Determine The Appropriateness Of The Group Home Placement For Children And Youth In Group Home Care Over One Year In Duration And Plans For Transitioning Into A Family-Based Setting (7/25/14)

Instructions to counties regarding assessing children in group homes. [Download]

ACIN I-38-14: California Department Of Social Services – County Collaboration On SOC 242 (7/18/14)

Highlighting “the momentous collaborative effort” (that started 5 years ago!) between DSS and the County Adult Protective Services (APS) program staff to revise the SOC 242 form, which will collect statistical information related to statewide APS data.  A training module…

ACIN I-37-14: (CalWORKs: Final Regulations To Implement AB 1712 And AB 212 Non-Minor Dependents (7/10/14)

Passing on the emergency regulations on Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs), as well as some CalWORKs changes. (The CalWORKs changes include exempting NMD’s from: Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System requirements; state residency requirement when placed with an approved relative who resides out-of-state;  referral to the local…

ACIN I-35-14: Release Of The Report Of Program Integrity And Anti Fraud Efforts In The In Home Supportive Services Program For Fiscal Year (FY) 2012/13 (7/8/14)

The Notice provides the background on why the report was done, and releases the Fraud Integrity report.  (NOTE: The report doesn’t appear on-line at the link provided in the ACIN…but hopefully will soon!) [Download]

ACIN I-33-14: CalFresh Overissuances (6/27/14)

Some post-FNS clarification on establishment and collection of CalFresh overissuances. To determine whether an overissuance is cost-effective to collect, the thresholds is determined based on the amount as of the date the overissuance is calculated.  Counties are to terminate any collections for OI’s that…

ACIN I-31-14: Release Of The Statewide Report Of County Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Activities In The IHSS For Fiscal Year 2012/13 (6/11/14)

SB 1104 required CDSS and county welfare departments to establish a dedicated QA function to conduct routine scheduled reviews of IHSS cases. This report is the first out after conducting the review. 17,621 case reviews, resulting in about 10 percent of QA case…