ACIN I-49-14: Statewide Waiver Of The Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents Work Requirement For Federal Fiscal Year 2014 98/21/14)

FNS has granted California a statewide waiver of the ABAWD requirements.  Counties wishing to opt out must inform DSS by 9/1/14.  [Download]  

ACIN I-48-14: Ethnic Origin And Primary Language Report ABCD 350 For July 2014 (8/29/14)

A reminder to counties that it is time to turn in the annual Ethnic Origin and Language information. [Download]

ACIN I-47-14: Revised Family Fee Schedule (8/13/14)

This Notice issues the revised family fee schedule for subsidized child care, effective July 1, 2014.  The revised fees will not exceed 10 percent of the family’s monthly income. [Download]

ACL 14-56: CalFresh Modified Categorical Eligibility (8/22/14)

Comprehensive information regarding CalFresh Categorical Eligibility (“MCE”).  Culminating several other “Cat El” changes, with the passage of SB 855 effective July 1, 2014, all households with gross income at or below 200 percent of the FPL, must be conferred MCE…

ACL 14-59: CalWORKs Domestic Abuse Waiver Policy Clarification (8/21/14)

Clarification of  domestic abuse program waivers criteria, and a review of noticing and safety protocols.  DSS has determined that there must be a linkage to Welfare to Work to get a DV waiver. This guidance supersedes ACIN I-02-06.  [Download]

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]