The Office of Children, Youth and Families is pleased to announce the following upcoming training opportunity for staff who complete Title IV-E eligibility or reimbursability determinations for children and youth in placement:
Accurate Title IV-E eligibility and reimbursability determinations are key to claiming Title IV-E foster care placement maintenance and administrative funds appropriately. Over the last two years, there has been extensive turnover in the staff who complete the Title IV-E eligibility/reimbursability determinations and invoicing for the Title IV-E Foster Care program. Accordingly, we’re offering training that will support staff’s understanding of Title IV-E eligibility and reimbursability criteria. Learning will be supported through practical application.
The training will be held at five different locations throughout the Commonwealth, on five separate days, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, as listed below.
- Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – Cumberland County, Child Welfare Resource Center
- Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Allegheny County, Mon-Valley Regional Office
- Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Lackawanna County, Lackawanna Children’s Services
- Friday, October 25, 2019 – Mercer County, George Junior Republic
- Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Montgomery County, Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth
Parking at each location is $5.00 or less. A lunch break of one hour is built into the schedule, but lunch is not provided.
When deciding who should attend, please keep in mind that this training will be focused on the eligibility and reimbursability determinations for the Title IV-E Foster Care program. We will touch on completion of the eligibility determination forms during the practical application, but this is not the focus of the training. This training will not cover Title IV-E eligibility determinations for Adoption Assistance and Subsidized Permanent Legal Custodianship, completion of Title IV-E invoices, or details regarding completion of the Title IV-E Administrative cost pool, Random Moment Time Study case counts, or Administration for Children and Families child counts.
To register for this training, please use this email and include:
- Your name;
- Name of the training;
- Location you would prefer to attend;
- County and agency that you work for;
- Position title; and
- What part of Title IV-E your job focuses on (for example – eligibility determinations, claiming, etc.).
Seating is limited and priority will be given to staff from counties with low compliance rates in recent Title IV-E quality assurance reviews and/or a high amount of turnover with their eligibility determination and claiming staff. We recognize that you may be unable to attend a session near you or simply unable to participate at this time, so we will be hosting another round of trainings early next year. If you have any further questions, please contact RCPA Children’s Division Director Jim Sharp.