Multi System Youth Technical Assistance and Funding
Pursuant to Section 333.95 of Am Sub H.B. No. 166, the goal of this technical assistance and funding is to prevent custody relinquishment of children and youth solely for the purpose of obtaining needed treatment, and to assist local entities with obtaining services that support children and youth who have been relinquished and are transitioning back to community and/or non-custody settings.
All completed applications for funding will be vetted by a multi-system team composed of child/youth serving state agencies, and funding will be authorized / not authorized by ODM. Authorized funding will be subject to the terms of ODM’s executed grant agreement with each County FCFC.
An application for technical assistance for a child or youth with multi-system needs may be made by a family or any local agency (County Family and Children First Council, Public Children's Services Agency, Board of Developmental Disabilities, Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and others). Technical assistance can be requested to facilitate coordination of clinically appropriate services, supports, and resources for children / youth and their families.
Multi-System Youth Custody Relinquishment Funds
County Family and Children First Councils (FCFCs) via a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) may seek multi-system youth custody relinquishment funding. Funding must only be requested to support children and youth who are at risk for custody relinquishment or have already been relinquished and need services and/or supports to transition to community and/or non-custody settings.
Complete applications that meet all of the requirments outlined in this guidance document will be vetted by a multi-system team composed of child/youth serving state agencies, and funding will be authorized (or not authorized) by ODM. Authorized funding will be subject to the terms of ODM’s executed grant agreement with each County FCFC.