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2021 All County Information Notices (ACINS)

ACIN I-90-20 (January 7, 2021)
Fact Sheet On Independent Adoption And Adoption Assistance Program (AAP)

ACIN I-88-21 (October 29, 2021)
Notice Of $4M Chafee Emergency Covid Funding Available To Assist Counties With Supportive Services For Foster Youth To Independence (FYI) Vouchers

ACIN I-85-21 (October 14, 2021)
Phone Number For The Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program 24/7 Nurse Hotline

ACIN I-84-21 (October 12, 2021)
Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Requirements For Eligibility Of Federal Financial Participation (FFP) For The Foster Care Maintenance Payment In Qualified Residential Treatment Programs

ACIN I-70-21 (September 29, 2021)
Required Survey Of Completed Training By Probation Officers And Supervisors Working In Placement Units

ACIN I-66-21 (September 8, 2021)
Assembly Bill (AB) 2805:  Court Findings Based On Competent Evidence For Reunification

ACIN I-59-21 (July 6, 2021)
Instructions For The Submission Of The Fiscal Year 2020-21 Office Of Child Abuse Prevention Annual Report

ACIN I-56-21 (June 16, 2021)
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program And Postsecondary Education Financial Aid

ACIN I-51-21 (July 1, 2021)
Enactment Of Assembly Bill (AB) 2741 And AB 477: Child Advocacy Centers

ACIN I-48-21 May 26, 2021)
Changes To Notice Of Action (NOA) 1261A Overpayments Form

ACIN I-44-21 (May 27, 2021)
Clarification Of When And By Whom The Parent Child Suitability Summary Should Be Completed

ACIN I-43-21 (May 14, 2021)
California’s Child And Family Services Review (C-CFSR) County Self Assessment (CSA) Virtual Methods Allowance And Consideration

ACIN I-42-21 (May 14, 2021)
Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility For Minor Foster Youth 12 Years Of Age And Older

ACIN I-38-21 (May 11, 2021)
Re-Organization Of The Children And Family Services Division

ACIN I-37-21 (May 6, 2021)
Educational Resources For Caregivers And Foster Children And Youth During Continued Distance Learning And The Return To In‑Person Education During The COVID-19 Pandemic

ACIN I-36-21 (June 22, 2021)
Harm Reduction Series – Law Enforcement

ACIN I-34-21 (April 29, 2021)
Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility For Minor Youth 16 And 17 Years Of Age In Foster Care

ACIN I-32-21 (April 23, 2021)
Recommended Practices Regarding Youth Who Have Experienced Commercial Sexual Exploitation And Their Usage Of Cell Phones

ACIN I-30-21 (April 15, 2021)
County Children’s Trust Fund (CCTF) Share Of Kids’ Plate Revenue

ACIN I-29-21 (April 15, 2021)
Implementation Of The Family Urgent Response System (FURS) County Mobile Response Teams For Current And Former Foster Children/Youth And Caregivers And Claiming For Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services

ACIN I-28-21 (May 6, 2019)
Youth Who Exit Probate Non-Related Legal Guardianships And Access Medi-Cal Up To The Age Of 26

ACIN I-27-21 (May 14, 2021)
Translated Fact Sheet On Independent Adoption And Adoption Assistance Program (AAP)

ACIN I-22-21 (April 6, 2021)
Guidance For Coordinating A Virtual Children's Memorial Day Event

ACIN I-21-21 (March 30, 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidelines For Staff Working In Children’s Residential Community Care Facilities, Resource Families, And Certified Family Homes As Part Of The Phase 1B Eligible Education And Child Care Sector

ACIN I-17-21 (May 11, 2021)
Introduction Of The Child Labor Trafficking Brief, Online Toolkit, And Mini-Desk Guide

ACIN I-08-21 (January 28, 2021)
Safety Organized Practice Toolkit Announcement

ACIN I-07-21 (January 21, 2021)
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Allocations Of The Community-¬Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Program And Reporting Requirements

ACIN I-05-21 (February 2, 2021)
Educational Stability And Best Interest Determination

ACIN I-02-21 (January 12, 2021)
Funding Restrictions For Out-Of-State Residential Placements For Foster Youth

2021 All County Letters (ACLS)

ACL 21-143 (November 16, 2021)
Complex Care Funding Opportunity, Requirements And Guidelines, Part II Capacity Building

ACL 21-136 (November 18, 2021)
Revision Of The Statewide Common Core Curriculum

ACL 21-135 (November 12, 2021)
Proper Use Of The New “Drug/Mental Health Issues Affecting This Client” Grid In The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)

ACL 21-129 (October 22, 2021)
Mandatory Continuing Training Topic For Child Welfare Social Workers And Supervisors FY 21/22

ACL 21-123 (October 8, 2021)
New Expectant Parent Payment

ACL 21-120 (October 1, 2021)
Authorized Representatives In The Cash Assistance Program For Immigrants (CAPI)

ACL 21-119 (October 1, 2021)
Complex Care Funding Opportunity, Requirements And Guidelines

ACL 21-116 (September 30, 2021)
FFPSA Part IV Aftercare Requirements

ACL 21-115 (September 29, 2021)
Nursing Services For Children And Nonminor Dependents In Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs 

ACL 21-114 (September 30, 2021)
Court Review And Case Plan Requirements For Placements In Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs Under California's Implementation Of The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Via Assembly Bill 153, Chapter 86, Statutes Of 2021

ACL 21-108 (September 27, 2021)
Sharing Ratios For Foster Family Agencies, Intensive Services Foster Care, Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs, Community Treatment Facilities, And Transitional Housing Placement – Nonminor Dependent Programs For Fiscal Year 2021-22

ACL 21-103 (September 13, 2021)
Guidelines For Placing Children With A Parent Who Is In A Licensed Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Using A Voluntary Placement Agreement

ACL 21-95 (August 16, 2021)
Updates To Supervised Independent Living (SIL) Settings, Placement Option Evaluations, And Transitional Housing Provider Payments

ACL 21-94 (September 28, 2021)
Implementation Of The Statewide Learning Management System: The California Child Welfare Training (CACWT) System

ACL 21-92 (August 19, 2021)
Extension Of The Suspended Education And Employment Requirements Within The Extended Foster Care (EFC) Program And Continued Assistance For Young Adults In EFC Upon Turning 21 Years Of Age On Or After January 27, 2020 Through December 31, 2021

ACL 21-90 (August 10, 2021)
Temporary Flexibilities For Participating In The Title IV-E Kinship Navigator Program During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Period

ACL 21-88 (August 17, 2021)
Updated Information For Fiscal Year 2021-22 Regarding Extension Of Funding For Emergency Caregivers With Placement Of Children And/Or Nonminor Dependents Pending Resource Family Approval Or Tribally Approved Home

ACL 21-83 (July 21, 2021)
2021 Financial Support For At-Risk Families During Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) California State Of Emergency

ACL 21-81 (July 28, 2021)
Termination of Temporary Policy Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 21-80 (July 8, 2021)
Termination Of Temporary Policy Flexibilities Related To COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 21-77 (June 28, 2021)
Termination of Temporary Policy Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 21-76 (June 26, 2021)
Aid To Families With Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) and Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases And Other Rate Increases

ACL 21-74 (June 22, 2021)
Treatment Of Grant Payments Received By Foster Care Payment Recipients From The Golden State Grant Program

ACL 21-73 (June 22, 2021)
Federal Chafee Cash Payment for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for Eligible Current and Former Foster Youth At Least 18 And Not Yet 27 Years of Age

ACL 21-71 (June 26, 2021)
Online Mandated Reporting Program

ACL 21-69 (June 21, 2021)
New and Updated Foster Youth Personal Rights and Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson Responsibilities

ACL 21-62 (June 16, 2021)
Dispositional Hearing After 18th Birthday for Extended Foster Care Eligibility

ACL 21-60(E) (July 12, 2021)
Extension of Rate Flexibilities to Support the Emergency Care and Placement Needs of Children and Nonminor Dependents Due to COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 21-60 (May 21, 2021)
Extension Of Rate Flexibilities To Support The Emergency Care And Placement Needs Of Children And Nonminor Dependents Due To COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 21-59 (June 19, 2021)
Release Of Psychotropic Medication Information For Children In Foster Care To The Medical Board Of California (MBC)

ACL 21-54 (June 16, 2021)
Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) Rates Level Of Care (LOC) Protocol

ACL 21-53 (May 7, 2021)
Senate Bill (SB) 907: Child Abuse Or Neglect Investigations Involving Military Families

ACL 21-47 (April 19, 2021)
Family First Transition Act (FFTA) Transition Grant And Funding Certainty Grant For The Family First Prevention Act (FFPSA)

ACL 21-39 (April 6, 2021)
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program Fiscal Year 2020-21 Allocation Methodology And Program Instructions

ACL 21-34 (March 19, 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidelines For Caseworkers As Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers – Emergency Services Sector

ACL 21-30 (March 18, 2021)
Independent Living Program (ILP) Annual Narrative Report For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020

ACL 21-27 (March 12, 2021)
Child Welfare Requirements For Child And Adolescent Needs And Strengths (CANS) Training, Certification, And Entry Of CANS Data Into The CARES-Live System

ACL 21-26 (March 4, 2021)
Revised COVID-19 Related Exceptions To In-Person Independent Adoption Program Requirements

ACL 21-20 (February 19, 2021)
Updated Guidance On The Provision Of Medical And Dental Services For Children And Youth In Foster Care Due To The COVID-19 Outbreak

ACL 21-19 (February 18, 2021)
Removal Of The Requirement For A Certification Of A Tuberculosis Test For The Purposes Of Adoption

ACL 21-18 (February 16, 2021)
Family And Sibling Visitation For Children Involved In The Child Welfare And Probation System During COVID-19

ACL 21-17E (April 7, 2021)
Level Of Care Rate Determination Protocol (LOCP) Implementation Updates For Foster Family Agencies (FFAS), Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) Placements And The Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) Rate

ACL 21-17 (February 19, 2021)
Level Of Care Rate Determination Protocol (LOCP) Implementation Updates For Foster Family Agencies (FFAS), Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) Placements And The Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) Rate

ACL 21-12 (May 6, 2021)
Documentation Of Diagnosed Conditions In The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS) For Adoption And Foster Care Analysis And Reporting System (AFCARS) Data Entry And Reporting Purposes

ACL 21-08 (January 15, 2021)
Updated COVID-19 Related Exceptions To In-Person Monthly Caseworker Visitation Requirements For Dependent Children, Nonminor Dependents, And Wards

ACL 21-07 (January 14, 2021)
Revised Guidance For The Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program And Emergency Placements Due To COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 20-51 (April 29, 2021)
Temporary Requirements For Title IV-E Agencies To Provide Young Adults In Extended Foster Care Continued Assistance And The Suspension Of The Age, Education, And Employment Requirements For The Extended Foster Care Program As A Result Of The Supporting Foster Youth And Families Through The Pandemic Act

ACL 20-21 (March 16, 2021)
Implementation Of Assembly Bill 677, Chapter 805, Statutes Of 2019 Intercountry Re-adoption Requirements

ACL 20-136 (February 4, 2021)
The National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE) Case Management System (CMS)

2021 County Fiscal Letters (CFLs)

County Letter (June 2, 2021)
Implementation Of Senate Bill (SB) 85: One-Time Stipends For Child Care Providers Serving Families Receiving An Emergency Child Care Bridge Program For Foster Children (Bridge Program) Subsidy

County Letter (April 20, 2021)
Reimbursement Of TrustLine Registration Services For License-Exempt Child Care Providers Serving Children In The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program For Foster Children (Bridge Program)

CFL 21-22-35 (October 29, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Complex Care General Fund Allocation

CFL 21-22-33 (October 29, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Child Welfare Services General Fund Augmentation

CFL 21-22-28 (November 3, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Family Urgent Response System General Fund Allocation

CFL 21-22-27 (October 6, 2021)
County Welfare Department (CWD) County Expense Claim (CEC) Time Study And Claiming Instructions For The December 2021 Quarter

CFL 21-22-23 (October 20, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Child Welfare Services Case Record Reviews Allocation

CFL 21-22-22 (September 30, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids Home Visiting Program Allocation

CFL 21-22-21 (September 30, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program General Fund Planning Allocation

CFL 21-22-10 (August 6, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2021-22 State Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program Administration Planning General Fund Allocation

CFL 21-22-06 (July 27, 2021)
Claiming Instructions for Transitional Housing Placement Supplement (THP-NMD) for Nonminor Dependents

CFL 20-21-99 (July 9, 2021)
Updated Claiming Instructions To Counties For Eligible Adults Turning Age 21 While In Extended Foster Care During The Covid-19 Pandemic

CFL 20-21-98 (June 29, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Temporary Child Welfare Services and Foster Care Supports Allocation Due to COVID-19

CFL 20-21-96 (June 17, 2021)
Family First Prevention Services Act Maintenance Of Effort

CFL 20-21-94 (April 30, 2021)
Updated Comprehensive Claiming Instructions For The Wraparound Program

CFL 20-21-93 (April 29, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Adoption And Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments Program Federal Planning Allocation

CFL 20-21-92 (April 22, 2021)
Family First Transition Act Transition Grant Allocation

CFL 20-21-91 (May 7, 2021)
Claiming Instructions For The Federal Family First Transition Act Transition Grant

CFL 20-21-89 (April 21, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Post 2011 Realignment Child Welfare Services Program Allocations

CFL 20-21-80 (March 30, 2021)
County Welfare Department County Expense Claim Time Study And Claiming Instructions For The June 2021 Quarter

CFL 20-21-72 (May 14, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Level Of Care Protocol Tool Re-appropriation General Fund Planning Allocation

CFL 20-21-70 (March 4, 2021)
Child Welfare Services Automated Data Processing County Annual Planning Document Update

CFL 20-21-69 (March 17, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Interagency Child Abuse And Neglect Block Grant Program Final Allocation

CFL 20-21-68 (March 9, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Community Care Licensing Allocation For Foster Family Homes

CFL 20-21-65 (February 10, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Continuum Of Care Reform Second Level Administration Review General Fund Allocation

CFL 20-21-64 (February 16, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Child And Family Team General Fund Allocation For The Continuum Of Care Reform Reconciliation

CFL 20-21-61 (January 5, 2021)
Updated Claiming Instructions To Counties For Nonminor Dependents Unable To Meet Extended Foster Care Participation Conditions And For Eligible Young Adults Who Turned 21 Years Old For Fiscal Year 2020-21

CFL 20-21-59 (January 12, 2021)
Clarifying Claiming Instructions For The Transitional Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System, The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System

CFL 20-21-55 (January 5, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Administrative Allocation Due To Covid-19 For Continued Support For Eligible Young Adults That Were In Extended Foster Care As Of Their 21st Birthday Occurring On Or After April 17, 2020

CFL 20-21-110 (July 6, 2021)
County Welfare Department (CWD) County Expense Claim (CEC) Time Study And Claiming Instructions For The September 2021 Quarter

CFL 20-21-109 (July 27, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Family Urgent Response System General Fund Final Allocation

CFL 20-21-108 (July 9, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Independent Living Program Prepaid Card Support For Current And Former Foster Youth Federal Grant Allocation

CFL 20-21-107 (June 30, 2021)
Claiming Instructions For The Extension Of Rate Flexibilities To Support Foster Children And Non-Minor Dependents Due To The Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

CFL 20-21-103 (July 1, 2021)
Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Certainty Grant Allocation

CFL 20-21-102 (June 30, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Level Of Care Protocol Tool Re-appropriation General Fund Final Allocation

CFL 20-21-101 (July 13, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Continuum Of Care Reform Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, And Support, Child And Family Teams, And Resource Family Approval Programs Final Allocations

CFL 20-21-100 (July 2, 2021)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Continuum Of Care Reform Re-appropriation General Fund Planning Allocation For Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, And Support, Child And Family Teams, And Resource Family Approval Programs

CFL 20/21-58 (December 31, 2020)

County Welfare Department County Expense Claim Time Study And Claiming Instructions For The March 2021 Quarter

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Updated 11/19/2021