ACIN I-01-08: Changes To Use Of Federal Foster Care Funds (1/24/08)

Effective January 1, 2008, counties can use of federal Foster Care funds for children who are both foster care children and regional center clients. The county must document that the children have extraordinary and unusual special behavioral or medical needs that make them difficult to place, and get federal funds only when placed in for-profit group care facilities when no other comparable nonprofit facility exists that is willing to accept placement and capable of meeting the child’s needs. The county is limited to no more than five such children per county at any one time, and only for a maximum of 12 cumulative months, per child. [Download]