The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit to social services districts the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) allocations from the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2008-2009 funds. The allocations contained in Attachment A to this memorandum may be used for Independent Living (IL) services expenditures made October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009, and claimed by March 31, 2010, and will be paid up to the amount of the allocation and subject to a twenty percent (20%) state/local match requirement. Unclaimed allocation amounts will be redistributed to other districts that have claims in excess of the allocation, or used to support Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) activities related to implementation of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act, allowing New York State to maximize its use of funds available under this federal funding stream.
This memorandum also describes the methodology for determining the FFY 2008-2009 allocations. Local social services districts are advised that districts must be in compliance with all provisions set forth in 02-OCFS-LCM-05 issued on February 28, 2002, including the assurances made to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services listed in Attachment B of that memorandum, to be eligible for reimbursement from CFCIP funds.