Intensive Case Services (ICS) 4 2009-2010
Appropriation Level: $3,000,000
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) released 10-LCM-06 on March 24, 2010 and GIS 10 TA/DC013 on April 14, 2010 to inform districts of the availability of $3.850M in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds to support the continuation of Intensive Case Services through June 30, 2010. The $3.850M is comprised of $3M appropriated in the SFY 2009-10 State Budget and $850,000 in unspent SFY 2008-09 ICS funds made available upon closeout of the ICS3 program. The ICS4 allocations provide each district a pro-rata share of the district’s total combined ICS3 program allocation provided for calendar year 2009.
Districts may continue to 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.
District allocations are available beginning January 1, 2010 to provide services consistent with their current approved plan. The deadline for expending ICS4 funds is June 30, 2010 and final claims must be submitted by August 15, 2010.
|State Fiscal Year
|1/1/10 - 6/30/10
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