PCG Human Services™ helps states as they prepare to apply for Title IV-E waivers. PCG can assist with the design, development, and implementation of innovative programs that will improve well being and outcomes for children, and maintain compliance with Administration for Children and Families (ACF) requirements for cost-neutrality.
State child welfare agencies are faced with laws, regulations, and policy guidelines governing the children that can be eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement, the services they may cover, and the reimbursement methods they may use. Through the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act of 2011, states may now apply for Title IV-E demonstration waivers that will give state child welfare agencies the flexibility to use Title IV-E funds to test new approaches to service delivery to improve outcomes for children and families involved with the agencies. The Act authorizes 10 new Title IV-E waivers per year in FY12-14.
PCG helps states with Waiver program services such as
- Identifying innovative approaches, interventions and models that will best achieve state objectives;
- Facilitating the participation of stakeholders and public comment;
- Developing screening tools that help the state identify and decide upon the interventions it will implement under a waiver;
- Coordinating with information technology and programmatic staffs to develop outcome measures that assess child and family well-being;
- Capturing current expenditures, revenue, caseload and service trends to establish a baseline for measuring potential change brought by a waiver design;
- Analyzing the potential waiver design, including variables and alternatives to provide information about projected changes in service delivery and investments in particular programs;
- Estimating the cost and impact of the Waiver program in future years, including projected caseloads, establishing benchmarks that agencies can use to measure how actual expenditures, service demand and revenues match projected expenditures, service demand and revenues;
- Writing waiver proposals;
- Assisting state agencies with response to ACF Issue Papers;
- Assistance with negotiation of terms and conditions;
- Helping clients to identify, capture, appropriately cost allocate and report waiver developmental costs;
- Development of Initial Design and Implementation Report; Development of ongoing fiscal monitoring tools to track waiver cost neutrality.
PCG Human Services consultants have extensive experience with ACF Waiver requirements as well as Title IV-E policy, including but not limited to
- Key provisions of federal Title IV-E law, such as sections 472, 473, and 1130 of the Social Security Act;
- The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act;
- ACF Child Welfare Policy Manual;
- ACF Synthesis of Findings: Title IV-E Flexible Funding Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations, 2011.
Ask us About PCG Human Services Title IV-E waiver services for
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Children and Families
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare Office of Children Youth and Families
- State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services
- State of Rhode Island, Department of Children, Youth and Families
- City of New York, Administration for Children's Services
By choosing PCG Human Services as your vendor for Waiver programs, you can be assured of a comprehensive range of consulting services to design and implement programs meeting your objectives and ACF requirements. For more information about PCG Human Service's Title IV-E Waiver Design and Management Services please contact us at email@example.com or