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Transition Fund Update (April 2021)

The SFY 2021-22 Enacted Budget has extended the service period Family First Transition Fund Year 1 due to the challenges and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The service expenditure period was extended to March 31, 2022. Claims for reimbursement must be made by June 30, 2022.

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Suffolk County

Attestations of Use by Local Departments of Social Services
(Attachment B of 19-OCFS-LCM-09)

Allocation $155,896
Baseline Congregate Care Placements
(% on 12/31/18)
Target Congregate Care Placements
(% by 9/30/21)
Baseline Kinship and Foster Care Placements
(% on 12/31/18)
Target Kinship and Foster Care Placements
(% by 9/30/21)

Selected Use of Funds

Not being used for

Additional/enhanced/ongoing targeted technical support

Being used for

Family search and engagement

Being used for

Enhancing support for foster parents

Not being used for

Supporting kinship foster parents in meeting approval/certification requirements

Being used for

Improving recruitment and retention of foster families, including kinship caregivers

Not being used for

Establishing administrative review teams to review proposed placements in non-kinship and congregate care settings

Not being used for