Title IV-E Home Page
Welcome to OCFS Bureau of Financial Operations-Title IV-E Web site.
The Title IV-E web has the most current information related to Title IV-E and The federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration of Children and Families (ACF).
PLEASE NOTE: The correct email address for the dedicated Title IV-E mailbox is:
What is Title IV-E?
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 671-679b) is an important funding stream for foster care costs. It provides for federal reimbursement for a portion of the maintenance and administrative costs of foster care for children who meet specified federal eligibility requirements. In New York, the federal share is 50%. The federal funds help offset the State and local costs of providing foster care to children. However, not all children in foster care in New York are eligible for federal Title IV-E reimbursement.
This website is designed as a resource to assist OCFS, local districts and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, along with the other interested parties, to achieve the goals and action steps that are essential to continued compliance with federal standards and a successful federal review. In order to access the information on this site, please remember to click on each topic of interest. Please note this web site also includes links to other websites that may be of interest.
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- Title IV-E
- Title IV-E Home
- Announcements & Communications
- Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016
- Federal Foster Care Eligibility Review (FCER)
- 2015 Title IV-E Federal Foster Care Eligibility Review Video
- FCER Dress Rehearsal
- Eligibility Manual (PDF)
- Requirements Checklist
- Automated Worksheet
- Legal Resources
- Court Forms
- Training Information
- Previous FCER Findings
- Administrative Cost - Candidacy
- Information Web Sites