CFSD Letters and Notices

2020 All County Information Notices (ACINS)

ACIN I-86-20 (November 9, 2020)
Expansion Of Education Travel Reimbursement

ACIN I-85-20 (December 1, 2020)
Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS) Biennial Data Quality Reviews

ACIN I-74-20 (November 13, 2020)
Federally Funded Dependency Representation Program (FFDRP)

ACIN I-74-19 (January 13, 2020)
Association Of Administrators Of The Interstate Compact On Adoption And Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) 2020 National Conference And The Alliance With The Child Welfare League Of America (CWLA) As It Celebrates 100 Years Of Children’s Services

ACIN I-62-20 (August 13, 2020)
Clarification Of The State’s Face Covering Order In Children’s Residential Facilities

ACIN I-59-19E (May 26, 2020)
Errata To All County Information Notice No. I-59-19, Funding For Children Placed Through The Interstate Compact On The Placement Of Children (ICPC)

ACIN I-58-20 (July 10, 2020)
Documentation Of Placement Facilities/Homes That Will Accept Placement Of COVID-19 Exposed/Positive Children In The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)

ACIN I-54-20 (June 29, 2020)
Engaging And Supporting Families Navigating California’s Child Welfare System
ACIN I-50-20 (June 22, 2020)
Public Health Guidance Related To COVID-19 For Home-Based Care And Congregate Care Facilities In Child Welfare Practice

ACIN I-49-20 (June 23, 2020)
Seventh Group Home Rate Extensions; Requirements For Counties And Providers To Continue Group Home Placements

ACIN I-46-20(June 8, 2020)
Instructions For The Submission Of The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 OCAP Annual Report

ACIN I-44-20 (June1, 2020)
Financial Support For At-Risk Families During Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) California State Of Emergency

ACIN I-42-20 (June 5, 2020)
Required Survey Of Completed Training By Probation Officers And Supervisors Working In Placement Units

ACIN I-37-20E (June 15, 2020)
Errata To The County Children’s Trust Fund (CCTF) Share Of Kids’ Plate Revenue

ACIN I-37-20 (May 13, 2020)
County Children’s Trust Fund (CCTF) Share Of Kids’ Plate Revenue

ACIN I-35-20 (April 30, 2020)
Annual County Training Plan Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21

ACIN I-34-20 (April 24, 2020)
Notice Of California’s Child And Family Services Review (C-CFSR) 90 Calendar Day Extension Of Reporting And Activity Due Dates In Response To The COVID-19 Declared State Of Emergency

ACIN I-33-20 (April 21, 2020)
Monthly Caseworker Visit Compliance Using Alternate Contact Methods During The COVID-19 California State Of Emergency

ACIN I-32-20 (April 17, 2020)
Verification Of Foster Care Status To Facilitate Foster Youth Access To Cell Phones To Mitigate The Impacts Of COVID-19

ACIN I--31-20 (April 8, 2020)
Documentation Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) In The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)

ACIN I-23-20 (April 9, 2020)
California’s Child And Family Services Review (C-CFSR) Five-Year Schedule

ACIN I-22-20 (April 2, 2020)
Guidance For Coordinating A Virtual Children’s Memorial Day Event

ACIN I-17-20 (February 28, 2020)
Relative And Nonrelative Extended Family Member (NREFM) Reassessments

ACIN I-1-20 (January 10, 2020)
Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Allocations Of The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Program And Reporting Requirements

ACIN I-10-20 (February 7, 2020)
Infant Supplement Payment Eligibility

ACIN I-09-20 (January 30, 2020)
Third Annual Transition Age Youth Conference Announcement

ACIN I-06-20 (January 27, 2020)
New Resources For Case Management Workers For Documenting, Protecting And Sharing Reproductive And Sexual Health Information For Youth And Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs) In Foster Care

ACIN I-05-20 (January 22, 2020)
Applicant Type For Tribally Approved Homes

2020 All County Welfare Director Letters (ACWDLS), All County Letters (ACLS)

ACWDL (April 23, 2020)
California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs) Stage One Child Care And The Emergency Child Care Bridge For Foster Children (Bridge) Programs Guidance Regarding TrustLine Retroactive Payment Limits Due To The Statewide Outbreak Of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19 Or Novel Coronavirus)

ACL 20-93 (August 18,2020)
Updated Information For Fiscal Year 2020-21 Regarding Extension Of Funding For Emergency Caregivers With Placement Of Children And/Or Nonminor Dependents Prior To Resource Family Approval Or As A Tribally Approved Home

ACL 20-92 (August 10, 2020)
Resuming In-Person Visitation Requirements And Extending All Other COVID-19 Related Waivers And Flexibilities In The Independent Adoption Program As Previously Outlined In ACL 20-56

ACL 20-91 (August 7, 2020)
Extension Of Temporary, Limited Exceptions To Pre-Covid-19 In-Person Requirements Related To Complaint Investigations Within The Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program

ACL 20-89 (August 6, 2020)
Implementation Requirements To Establish A Family Urgent Response System (FURS) For Foster Caregivers And Children Or Youth

ACL 20-86 (July 28, 2020)
Revised Guidance for the RFA Program and Emergency Placements Due to COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 20-85 (August 20, 2020)
Implementation Of Assembly Bill (AB) 1301: Private Adoption Agency Reimbursement Program (PAARP)

ACL 20-81 (July 9, 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related To Foster Care Eligibility And Funding During The Declared COVID-19 State Of Emergency

ACL 20-78 (July 1, 2020)
Aid To Families With Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) And Home-Based Family Care California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases And Other Rate Increases

ACL 20-74 (June 26, 2020)
Extensions Of Prior Guidance Pertaining To Foster Youth Status Verifications; Placement Preservation For Children, Nonminor Dependents, And Care Providers Exposed To, Symptomatic Of, Or Positive For, COVID-19; Reunification Assessments; And COVID-19 Documentation Within CWS/CMS

ACL 20-73 (June 26, 2020)
Extensions Of Prior Guidance Pertaining To The Documentation Of Monthly Caseworker Visits Or Investigatory Contacts Within CWS/CMS Conducted Through Alternate Means Of Contact Due To The COVID-19 State Of Emergency

ACL 20-72 (June 26, 2020)
Mandatory Continuing Training Topic For Child Welfare Social Workers And Supervisors

ACL 20-71 (June, 18, 2020)
Resumption Of Pre-COVID-19 In-Person Requirements For RFA Program Complaint Investigations

ACL 20-70 (June 17, 2020)
Resuming In-Person Caseworker Visitation Requirements For Dependent Children And Wards

ACL 20-69 (July 29, 2020)
Independent Adoption Of Foreign-Born Children

ACL 20-56 (May 18, 2020)
Providing Independent Adoption Program Services During The COVID-19 California State Of Emergency

ACL 20-51 (April 29, 2020)
Guidance For County Placement Agencies Regarding Outreach To Foster Caregivers 65 Years Of Age Or Older During The COVID-19 State Of Emergency

ACL 20-47 (April 21, 2020)
COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Reassessment And Redetermination Requirements For Federal Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) And The Kinship-Guardianship Assistance Payment (KIN-GAP) Program

ACL 20-45 (April 18, 2020)
Guidance Regarding Extended Foster Care Program Flexibilities Due To COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 20-44 (April 17, 2020)
Emergency Placement And Rate Flexibilities To Support The Emergency Care And Placement Needs Of Children And Nonminor Dependents Due To COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 20-43 (April 17, 2020)
Guidance For The Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program Due To COVID-19 Impacts

ACL 20-38(April 18, 2020)
Children And Family Services Division: Implementation Of Assembly Bill 3176 Regarding Indian Children (Chapter 833, Statutes Of 2018

ACL 20-33 (March 31, 2020)
Placement Preservation Guidance For County And Tribal Child Welfare Agencies, Probation Departments, And Children Residential Care Providers In The Event A Child Nonminor Dependent, Or Care Provider Is Exposed To, Presents Symptoms Of, Or Tests Positive For COVID-19

ACL 20-31 (March 30, 2929)
Documenting Child Welfare And Probation Contacts By Alternate Means To Children And Families During Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) California State Of Emergency

ACL 20-28 (March 28, 2020)
Interim Guidance For Emergency Response Social Workers And Probation Officers During The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) California State Of Emergency

ACL 20-25 (March 21, 2020)
Providing Optimal Child Welfare And Probation Services To Children And Families During Coronavirus (COVID-19) California State Of Emergency

ACL 20-23 (March 13, 2020)
Child Welfare And Probation Visitation Contact, Non-Minor Dependents In College Dorms, Resource Family Approval And Disaster Plan Changes Due To The Statewide Outbreak Of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ACL 20-22 (March 17, 2020)
Independent Living Program (ILP) Annual Narrative Report For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019

ACL 20-17 (February 26, 2020)
Best Practice Guidelines for Foster Children Eligible for Social Security Retirement, Survivor, or Disability Insurance (RSDI)

ACL 20-142 (December 31, 2020)
Updates To The Structured Decision Making (SDM®) Hotline Tool For Allegations Regarding Children In Out-Of-Home Foster Care, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), And Child Maltreatment-Related Fatalities

ACL 20-14 (March 16, 2020)
Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program- Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS) Instructions For Resource Family Approval

ACL 20-138 (December 8, 2020)
Resource Family Approval Conversion

ACL 20-127 (December 10, 2020)
Assembly Bill 79 And The Resource Family Approval Program

ACL 20-121 (October 30, 2020)
Establishment Of A Housing Supplement To The Transitional Housing Placement For Non-Minor Dependents (THP-NMD) Program Reference

ACL 20-118 (October 29, 2020)
Assembly Bill 677, Chapter 805, Statutes Of 2019 Intercountry Re-adoption Requirements

ACL 20-117E (November 2, 2020)
Continued Assistance For Young Adults In Extended Foster Care Upon Turning 21 Years Of Age On Or After April 17, 2020

ACL 20-117 (October 23, 2020)
Continued Assistance For Young Adults In Extended Foster Care Upon Turning 21 Years Of Age On Or After April 17, 2020

ACL 20-112 (October 12, 2020)
Guidance Regarding Extended Foster Care Program Flexibilities Due To COVID-19 Impacts, Optional Transitional Housing Program-Plus Extensions, And Supervised Independent Living Placement Approvals

ACL 20-11 (February 10, 2020)
Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, And Support (FPRRS) Funding Extension For Fiscal Year 2019-20

ACL 20-105 (November 13, 2020)
Assembly Bill 2207: Resource Guide Of Model Policies, Protocols And Procedures To Identify, Document, Determine Appropriate Services, And Locate A Youth Who Is At-Risk For, Or A Victim Of, Commercial Sexual Exploitation

ACL 20-104 (September 15, 2020)
Wraparound Rate Correction To ACL 20-78 And Sharing Ratios For Foster Family Agencies, Intensive Services Foster Care, Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs, Community Treatment Facilities, Group Homes And Transitional Housing Placement – Non-Minor Dependent Programs For Fiscal Year 2020-21

ACL 20-100 (August 26, 2020)
Utilization Of Temporary Shelter Care Facility On An Emergency Basis (E-TSCF) For COVID-19 As A Placement Of Last Resort

ACL 20-06 (January 23, 2020)
County-Optional Block Grant For The Interagency Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Mandate

ACL 19-85 (August 20, 2020)
Implementation Of Assembly Bill (AB) 1301: Private Adoption Agency Reimbursement Program (PAARP)

ACL 19-109 (January 14, 2020)
National Youth In Transition Database (NYTD) Survey: 17-Year-Old Population Of The Fourth Cohort

2020 County Letters, County Fiscal Letters (CFLS), CFIN Letters

County Letter (March 3, 2020)
Emergency Child Care Bridge Program For Foster Children Opting In Fiscal Year 2020-21

County Letter (June 19, 2020)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 Or Novel Coronavirus) Guidance Related To Ongoing Child Care For At-Risk Populations

CFL 20/21-58 (December 31, 2020)
County Welfare Department County Expense Claim Time Study and Claiming Instructions For The March 2021 Quarter

CFL 20-21-53 (December 7, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Independent Living Program Federal Grant Allocation

CFL 20-21-52 (December 3, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Family Urgent Response System General Fund Planning Allocation

CFL 20-21-51 (December 8,2020)
Claiming Instructions Related To The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System Electronic Data Processing Maintenance And Operation Activities

CFL 20-21-50(December 8, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program General Fund Allocation

CFL 20-21-46 (December 3, 2020)
Claiming Instructions For The Family Urgent Response System (FURS) For Current And Former Foster Caregivers And Children Or Youth

CFL 20-21-45 (November 17, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Interagency Child Abuse And Neglect Block Grant Program Planning Allocation

CFL 20-21-43 (November 13,2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-20 Title IV-B Disaster Relief Allocation

CFL 20-21-42 (December 22, 2020)
Implementation Of Assembly Bill (AB) 1301: Private Adoption Agency Reimbursement Program County Invoice Payments

CFL 20-21-38 (October 23, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Child Welfare Services General Fund Augmentation

CFL 20-21-37 (October 26, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Child Welfare Services-California Automated Response And Engagement System Project County Constituent Participation Planning Allocation

CFL 20-21-36 (October 21, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Housing And Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) Allocation And HDAP Allocation Balances For FY 2017-18 And FY 2019-20

CFL 20-21-33 (October 27, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Emergency Child Care Bridge Program For Foster Children Re-appropriated Funds Final Allocation

CFL 20-21-32 (October 28, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Federal Planning Allocation For The Child Welfare Services And Foster Care Assistance Programs

CFL 20-21-29 (September 25, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Allocation For The Promoting Safe And Stable Families Caseworker Visits Federal Grant

CFL 20-21-22 (September 14, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Child Welfare Services Case Record Reviews Allocation

CFL 20-21-18 (September 4, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 State Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program Administration General Fund Allocation

CFL 20-21-17(October 16, 2020)
Updated Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) Methodology For Reporting De-Link Savings Reinvestment In Fiscal Year 2019-20 And Prior Fiscal Years

CFL 20-21-16 (September 15, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Continuum Of Care Reform Resource Family Approval Program Allocation For Probation Departments

CFL 20-21-15 (September 4, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Level Of Care Protocol Tool General Fund Allocation

CFL 20-21-14 (September 1, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Child And Family Team General Fund Allocation

CFL 20-21-11 (August 5, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Title IV-B Allocation Due To COVID-19

CFL 20-21-08 (August 3, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Emergency Child Care Bridge Program For Foster Children Allocation

CFL 20/21-19E (December 31, 2020)
Errata To The Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Increase For Title IV-E Assistance Payments Programs

CFL 20/21-13 (August 31, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Active Supportive Intervention Services For Transition Program Final Allocation

CFL 19-20-99 (June 29, 2020)
Annual Reminder Of Federal Fund Monitoring Responsibilities For Counties

CFL 19-20-98 (July 2, 2020)
County Welfare Department (CWD) County Expense Claim (CEC) Time Study And Claiming Instructions For The September 2020 Quarter

CFL 19-20-90 (June 1, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Post 2011 Realignment Child Welfare Services Program Allocation Augmentation Due To COVID-19

CFL 19-20-88 (May 22, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Post 2011 Realignment Child Welfare Services Program Allocations

CFL 19-20-86 (May 22, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2020-21 Active Supportive Intervention Services For Transition Program Planning Allocation

CFL 19-20-84 (April 30, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, And Support Program Planning Allocation For County Welfare And Probation Departments

CFL 19-20-80 (April 17, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Interagency Child Abuse And Neglect Block Grant Program Final Allocation

CFL 19-20-78 (April 17, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Level Of Care Protocol Tool Re-appropriation General Fund Planning Allocation

CFL 19-20-71 (April 3, 2020)
Child Welfare Services (CWS) Automated Data Processing County Annual Planning Document Update

CFL 19-20-67 (March 9, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Bringing Families Home (BFH) Allocation and FY 2016-17 BFH Allocation Balance

CFL 19-20-66 (March 13, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Continuum Of Care Reform Re-appropriation General Fund Planning Allocation For Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, And Support, Child And Family Team, And Resource Family Approval Programs

CFL 19-20-65 (March 20, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Continuum Of Care Reform Second Level Administration Review General Fund Allocation

CFL 19-20-62 (February 10, 2020)
Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Revised Percentage Calculation For The 2011 Realignment Programs Due To An Adjustment To October 2019 And November 2019 Protective Services Subaccount

CFL 19-20-61E (June 3, 2020)
Errata To Fiscal Year 2019-20 Interagency Leadership Team Claiming Instructions

CFL 19-20-61 (April 23, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Interagency Leadership Team Allocation

CFL 19-20-60 (January 31, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Independent Living Program Federal Grant Allocation

CFL 19-20-59 (January 31, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program General Fund Final Allocation

CFL 19-20-58 (January 10, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Child Welfare Services-California Automated Response And Engagement System Project County Constituent Participation Planning Allocation

CFL 19-20-57 (January 30, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program General Fund Final Allocation

CFL 19-20-08E (February 19, 2020)
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Child Welfare Services/Case Management System Data Clean-Up Allocation

CFIN 19-20-01 (March 19, 2020)
Revised Claiming Instructions For The June 2019 Quarter Adjustment County Expense Claim And February 2020 County Assistance 800 Claims Due To The Effects Of Coronavirus Disease 19

CFIN 19/20-02 (April 17, 2020)
Revised Claiming Instructions For The March 2020 Quarter County Expense Claim And March 2020 County Assistance 800 Claim Due To The Effects Of Coronavirus Disease 19