Office of Children and Family Services


Other KinGAP Resources

OCFS General Information System (GIS) Communications

GIS message that provides a code that went into effect in April 2012 that enables an LDSS/ACS to record approvals of a KinGAP application in CCRS:

GIS message, issued in February 2012, which provides Medicaid individual categorical codes available on WMS for IV-E and Non-IV-E KinGAP arrangements.  The codes include those used for both in-state and out-of-state KinGAP arrangements:

OCFS/CDHS KinGAP Eligibility Training

A computer-based Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) eligibility course was developed by the Center for Development of Human Services (CDHS) in conjunction with OCFS.  The course offerings began in January 2012, and are offered every other month. 

Department of Health (DOH)

In April 2011, DOH issued a General Information System (GIS) to local district Medical Assistance (MA) units regarding MA coverage for KinGAP children.  The GIS is at

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

On June 15, 2011, OTDA issued 11-ADM-05, Temporary Assistance Budgeting: Treatment of Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) Payments available at:

Office of Court Administration (OCA)

The form to be used for petitioning the court for letters of guardianship can be viewed at:

6-1-c (Petition for Appointment of Kinship Guardian [Subsidized Kinship Guardian Program] and/or Permanent Guardian) 4/2011

The Kinship Guardian court order form can be viewed at:

6-5-a (Order Appointing Kinship Guardian [Subsidized Kinship Guardian Program] and/or Permanent Guardian) 4/2011

Report on Implementing KinGAP in New York State

Report written by a national kinship expert titled Pursuing Permanence for Children in Foster Care- Issues and Options for Establishing a Federal Guardianship Assistance Program in New York State.

National Resources

Fostering Connections to Success

Information on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, which is the federal law that supported states implementing KinGAP programs, can be found at:

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Information on subsidized guardianship can be found on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at:

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