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FCFC Key Dates for FY 2018 (12/8/17)

To assist county FCFC with funding and programmatic reports, OFCF with its state partners has generated a document that highlights the important dates for the current calendar year.  These dates have also been captured in the Events Calendar

 Auditor of State Bulletins

Federal Circular No. A-133  
OBM Circular A-87 Revised, (5/10/04)

Catalog of Domestic Affairs - Auditors are often interested in the Catalog of Domestic Affairs Number for Federal FundingBelow is a list of common CFDA numbers for federal funding in use by councils.
  • IDEA Part C-  84.181
  • IV B- Part 2 -  93.556

    Funding Information for FCFCs

    Each OFCF Cabinet agency contributes a certain portion of funding to maintain and operate the OFCF office. State General Revenue Funds (GRF) are allocated annually to the county FCFCs to assist in the maintenance and operations of the county FCFC offices. At times, state sponsored initiatives are connected to and through county FCFCs.

    In an effort to assist counties with the fiscal implementation of FCFC, the below resources have been identified.  In addition, the auditor of state has issued several bulletins and the federal government has provided audit guidance which can be found under "Additional Resources". 

    Ohio Biennial Budget

    State Fiscal Year 2018-2019

    On June 30, 2017, Governor Kasich signed the SFY 18-19 Biennial Budget called Building for Ohio's NEXT GENERATION. Below are helpful links to the SFY 18-19 budget. 

    State Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Family and Youth in Crisis TANF Funding

    The SFY 2018-2019 State Biennium Budget designated use of earmarked Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for provision of supports to families at risk of relinquishing custody of their children solely for the purpose of obtaining needed services. Legislation charges the office of Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) with the oversight and management of this initiative.  OFCF and Ohio’s Cabinet agencies are committed to improving programs, services, and supports for children with multiple system needs, and will continue to support the Family and Children First Council Service Coordination Process. 

    FCFC Administrative Agent Designation

    Every January, county FCFCs must inform the state if their administrative agent will be remaining the same for the upcoming fiscal year.  Any change in an administrative agent during a fiscal year may delay the allocation of state funds.  The following information must be reviewed and completed by county FCFCs.

    Operational Capacity Building Funds for FCFCs

    Annually, a grant opportunity through the state general revenue fund is made available to each county to assist in the maintenance and operations of the county FCFC.  Below is the required application that must be completed and approved by OFCF no later than September 28th to receive the annual funding.  Note:  County FCFCs have the option of reporting non-mandated members attendance with this application in addition to the required members attendance.

    Family-Centered Services and Supports Funds

    The purpose of the Family-Centered Services and Supports (FCSS) funds is to maintain children and youth with multiple needs in their own homes through the provision of non-clinical, community-based services and supports.  Eligible county FCFCs receive an annual allocation of these funds which are made available on a reimbursement basis.  To be eligible, county FCFCs must have an approved service coordination mechanism on file with OFCF and annually complete the FCSS assurance statement. 

    • Click here to learn more about FCSS funds and to view statewide FCSS Annual Report

    OhioMHAS Grants & Funding Management System (GFMS)

    OhioMHAS has developed a more efficient method for allocation funding that will be available in SFY 17. The OhioMHAS Grants and Funding Management System (GFMS) will be utilized by Family and Children First Councils and their Administrative Agents to submit an Allocation Application for yearly allocation funding from OFCF. The Allocation Application is required to receive funding from OFCF. This application process is in addition to the current funding and application requirements for Operational Capacity Building Funds (OCBF) and the Family-Centered Services and Support Funds (FCSS) funds. Notice of Sub Awards were eliminated beginning in SFY 15 for the OCBF and the FCSS funds.  Instead, once the GFMS Allocation Application and all required county FCFC paperwork has been approved, OFCF will issue a Letter of Award for OCBF and FCSS.  OFCF created some new tools to assist county FCFCs in managing this new funding process.  

    OFCF Payment Processing Schedule

    OFCF Funding by Program Area


    FCFC Flexible Funding Pool

    Temporary Law Section 337.30.70 of Ohio's SFY 12-13 Budget allows for county FCFCs to establish a flexible funding pool in order to assure access to needed services by families, children, and older adults in need of protective services.  Specific state general revenue funds (GRF) can be pooled locally to achieve this flexibility. 

    • Click here to learn more about the Flexible Funding opportunity
    OFCF Funding Formula

    The OFCF Cabinet Council developed a funding formula to determine the equitable share each agency has in maintaining the office of OFCF and to support the work of the Cabinet. This is an example that could be used locally if a county FCFC would want to share in the cost of the FCFC operations.