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Title: WHAT IS TANFMOE


1
MOE FUNDING FOR CHILD WELFARE CORE AND CASE
SERVICES
2
Revenue Sources
Parental Fees - offset the cost of placement
dollar for dollar. Counties also receive parental
fees collected over the amount for the base year
of 1991.
Maintenance of Effort (MOE) - CW / TANF - state
funds
Title IV-E - Federal Entitlement Program - FFP
(Federal Financial Participation) - Federal
matching funds -
Child Support - offset the cost of placement
dollar for dollar.
WRI - Without regard to income - no federal match
SSI Supplemental Security Income - FFP- Federal
Entitlement Program
3
WHAT IS CHILD WELFARE/MOE
  • State funding for Emergency Assistance for Child
    Welfare services.
  • Replaced the state categorical federal funding
    Title IV-A Emergency Assistance.
  • Requirement under TANF in order to draw down
    Federal TANF dollars.

4
WHAT ARE TANF/MOE REVENUES USED FOR?
  • Child Welfare Core and Case Services
  • RMS(Random Moment Sampling)
  • And Direct Services
  • Except for
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health Services
  • Special Economic Assistance

5
MOE ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION PROCESS
  • Application is initiated at Assessment stage and
    completed at Case stage.
  • If the household is determined to be eligible for
    MOE, the MOE start date must be added on the
    Trails Entitlement screen.
  • The MOE start date can be no earlier than the
    Date of Application on the MOE eligibility
    form, and, No earlier than the Without Regard to
    Income (WRI) in the Entitlement Screen in
    Trails.
  • The county worker also must enter the MOE
    information into CBMS (Colorado Benefits
    Management System).

6
FORMS AND DATA ENTRY DOCUMENTS
  • Certification of Emergency Assistance
    Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Eligibility
    Determination Form.
  • Certification for Emergency Assistance
    Redetermination Form.
  • Entitlement Screen in Trails.
  • CBMS

7
BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • An emergency exists, defined as the child is at
    risk of removal from their home into publicly
    funded care or supervision.
  • The household income is less than 75,000 per
    year.
  • The child lives with a parent(s) or other
    specified relative.

8
Income Criteria Verification
  • The household income is less than 75,000 per
    year.
  • All forms of income are included Work related
    and entitlements such as SSI and Social Security.
  • Sources of verification include TANF/WORKS, Food
    Stamps, Department of Labor and Employment, LEAP,
    SVES - State Verification and Exchange System,
    Federal Entitlements such as SSI, SSA, etc.

9
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY FACTORS
  • The child (for which an emergency exists) Must
    be a U.S citizen or qualified alien (See Volume
    III 3.140.1 CITIZENSHIP AND ALIEN STATUS).
  • The family must be residents of Colorado.
  • The need for services or assistance must not be
    the result of a family members refusal without
    good cause to accept employment or training for
    employment.

10
REQUIREMENTS FOR CLAIMING EXPENDITURES AS TANF MOE
  • State expenditures count as MOE only if made to
    or on behalf of families that
  • Have a child living with a parent or other adult
    relative and
  • Are needy under the TANF income standards
    established by the State under its TANF plan (The
    family gross annual income must be less than
    75,000).

11
TANF MOE APPLICATION
  • Counties are required to complete the TANF MOE
    Certification for Emergency Assistance form on
    all MOE eligible households.
  • The household can only be authorized for MOE once
    in a 12 month period. At the end of those 12
    months, a redetermination of eligibility must be
    made.

12
TANF MOE REDETERMINATIONS
  • The household can only be authorized for MOE
    once in a 12-month period.
  • At the end of those 12 months (if the case is
    still open in Trails) a redetermination of
    eligibility must be made.
  • To determine if the household remains eligible
    for TANF MOE, the Certification of Emergency
    Assistance Redetermination Form should be
    completed.

13
Concurrent Eligibility
  • The child can be concurrently eligible for MOE,
    IV-E, and SSI if the eligibility criteria is met
    for all three funding streams.
  • A child placed in foster care with a relative can
    meet the MOE and IV-E criteria.
  • If the child is disabled the SSI criteria may
    also be met.
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