Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Checklist

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Eligibility Manual for Child Welfare Programs

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) developed the Eligibility Manual For Child Welfare Programs to provide social services districts with up-to-date, accurate guidance and requirements for determining eligibility for federal funding of child welfare programs. The manual is designed to contain all relevant policy materials and procedural information for determining and authorizing eligibility, and for encoding the state's information systems that will lead to appropriate federal claiming of funding for programmatic and administrative expenses.

Title IV-E Eligibility Documentation File Template (OCFS-2125)

The OCFS-2125, Title IV-E Eligibility Documentation File Template, provides an outline to best document your Title IV-E determination. Local districts should create a file on EACH child for whom Title IV-E is being claimed.