Intensive Case Services (ICS) 2007-2008
Appropriation Level: $14,000,000
The enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2007-08 Budget provides $14M in TANF funds to support intensive case services for parents and other TANF-eligible adults who are noncompliant with work requirements so they may become fully engaged in appropriate work or work preparation activities. Funds are allocated to social services districts (districts) based on each district’s share of family cases receiving temporary assistance which include an individual who has not complied with work requirements as a percentage of all such cases statewide. Districts may also use up to 20% of their allocation to serve other TANF eligible families who are not fully engaged in countable work activities, including recipients who may be working part time.
Services supported by ICS must meet the definition of non-assistance services (as described in 00-LCM-20). Services supported with these funds may include, but are not limited to:
- home visits or other outreach efforts;
- provision of information to clarify the reason for sanctions and how they affect the family’s grant;
- in-depth assessments, such as an in-home functional needs assessment, to thoroughly investigate a family’s potential barriers to self-sufficiency and how such barriers affect the individual’s ability to engage in work or work preparation activities;
- making referrals and conducting assessments, including vocational assessments for individuals with work limitations and providing appropriate services for the ICS target population;
- efforts to identify appropriate services to help individuals comply with program requirements;
- service navigation and other efforts that support the ability of the individual to participate in work or work preparation activities;
- subsidized job opportunities, including supported work, for previously noncompliant individuals assessed to be ready to enter employment; and,
- other services that support the ability of the individual to participate in work or work preparation activities. These services may include, but are not necessarily limited to: provision of a job coach, job development, mentoring, efforts to increase hours of employment, and expanded evaluations by a medical professional.
Districts were eligible to receive ICS funding up to their respective allocation following OTDA approval of the districts ICS plan. District allocations were available beginning April 1, 2007, to provide services consistent with a plan approved by OTDA. The deadline for expending SFY 07-08 ICS funds was December 31, 2008, and final claims were due by February 15, 2009. OTDA has reprogrammed $4.87 M in unspent SFY 07-08 ICS funds to provide supplemental allocations to districts to support ICS program services provided during calendar year 2009.
|State Fiscal Year
|Intensive Case Services 2
|4/1/07 — 12/31/08
|Intensive Case Services 3
|1/1/09 — 12/31/09
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