Office of Children and Family Services


Title IV-E

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2017 Title IV-E Dress Rehearsal for the 2018 Foster Care Eligibility Review

To prepare state and local districts for the 2018 Foster Care Eligibility Review (FCER), OCFS conducted the 2017 Title IV-E Dress Rehearsal. The Dress Rehearsal followed the same guidelines as the anticipated 2018 FCER with the exception of case documentation collection requirements.

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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.

These pages are 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 for continued compliance with federal standards and a successful federal review.