ACL 14-61: CalWORKs: Family Stabilization (FS) Program Guidance, Notices, And Request Form (9/2/14)

Additional guidance on the Family Stabilization (FS) program, a new request form, and notices.   A county may provide FS program participants with services, including housing assistance, for so long as they meet the CWD’s criteria for the FS program as set…

ACL 14-62: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Program 99/3/14)

This letter passes on information regarding SB 855, which clarified that commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) whose parents or guardians failed or were unable to protect them may fall within the description of 300(b) and be adjudged as dependents of the…

ACL 14-60: Implementation Of The Community First Choice Option (CFCO) Program (8/29/14)

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established the Community First Choice Option as a new State Plan Option.  California opted into the program, which allows States to provide Home and Community-Based Attendant Services and Supports.  The feds approved the…

ACIN I-54-14: Instructions For The Annual Report For The Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention And Treatment, Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, Promoting Safe And Stable Families Programs And Child Abuse Prevention Councils (9/5/14)

Instructions to the counties re: the annual reporting requirements.  Chock full of acronyms. [Download]

ACIN I-53-14: Information On COLAs: Maximum SNAP Allotments, Standard Deduction, Shelter Deduction, Homeless Household Shelter Allowance, Standard Utility Allowance (SUA), Limited Utility Allowance (LUA), Telephone Utility Allowance (TUA), Income Eligibility Standards And Calfresh Tables Of Coupon Issuance – Effective October 1, 2014 (9/3/14)

Here are the new tables regarding deductions and allotments,  for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  Homeless households lose out again, being the only category not to get an increase. [Download]

ACIN I-51-14: Option To Modify County TANF Work Participation Rate E2Lite Sample Size For FFY 2015 (8/29/14)

DSS is providing an option to county welfare directors that may provide workload relief by lowering the precision and the sample size for the County Work Participation Rate.  [Download]

Public Comment: Child Fatality Reporting and Disclosure regulations

Public hearing/comment deadline is 10/15/14.  For information click here.

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]