KINSHIP CAREGIVER PROGRAM TIER I

What are the eligibility criteria for this program?

  • Checkmark for Being a Kinship CaregiverMust be a Kinship Caregiver,
  • Checkmark for income of the children being at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty LevelEligibility is based on the income of the child(ren) being at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

How do I apply?

  • Checkmark for completing JFS PRC Application located on our website. You are only required to complete sections A & D.You will complete the JFS PRC Application located on our website. You are only required to completed sections A & D on the application,
  • Checkmark for Kinship Caregiver Child Care Program Tier ISelect the box for Kinship Caregiver Child Care Program Tier I,
  • Checkmark for Submit the Application to Warren County Job and Family Services, Division of Human Services either via mail, fax, email, or in person.Submit the application to Warren County Job and Family Services, Division of Human Services either via mail, fax, email, or in person.
  • Checkmark for the agency has 10 days from the date of application to complete the eligibility processThe agency has 10 days from the date of application to complete the eligibility process.

What should I have prepared to prior to applying for assistance?

  • Checkmark for Please have an idea of what child care facility or provider you would like to utilize and contact that provider to verify they have available space..Please have an idea of what child care facility or provider you would like to utilize and contact that provider to verify they have available space.
  • Checkmark for If you are unsure who to utilize as a provider, we can let you know what providers we are currently working with.If you are unsure who to utilize as a provider, we can let you know what providers we are currently working with.
  • Checkmark for If you select a provider that we are not already working with, we will require the provider to complete all appropriate vendor paperwork which could delay the process.If you select a provider that we are not already working with, we will require the provider to complete all appropriate vendor paperwork which could delay the process.

How do I know if I have been approved your denied?

  • Checkmark for You will receive a letter in the mail to notify you if you have been approved or denied for the program.You will receive a letter in the mail to notify you if you have been approved or denied for the program.

Who is considered a Kinship Caregiver?

Ohio Revised Code 5101.85 defines a Kinship Caregiver

The following individuals related by blood or adoption to the child:

  • Checkmark for grandparentsGrandparents, including grandparents with the prefix "great," "great-great," or "great-great-great";
  • Checkmark for siblingsSiblings;
  • Checkmark for aunts, uncles, nephews, and niecesAunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces, including such relatives with the prefix "great," "great-great," "grand," or "great-grand";
  • Checkmark for first cousins and first cousins once removedFirst cousings and first cousins once removed.
  • Checkmark for stepparents and stepsiblings of the childStepparents and stepsiblings of the child;
  • Checkmark for spouses and former spouses of individuals named in divisions (A) and (B) of this section;Spouses and former spouses of individuals named in divisions (A) and (B) of this section;
  • Checkmark for a legal guardian of the childA legal guardian of the child;
  • Checkmark for a legal custodian of the childA legal custodian of the child;
  • Checkmark for any nonrelative adult that has a familiar and long-standing relationship or bond with the child or the family, which relationship or bond will ensure the child's social tiesAny nonrelative adult that has a familiar and long-standing relationship or bond with the child or the family, which relationship or bond will ensure the child's social ties.

What is the time limit for this program?

  • Checkmark for this program is limited to no more than 4 months of assistance in a rolling one-year period.This program is limited to no more than 4 months of assistance in a rolling one-year period.
  • Checkmark for Kinship Caregivers can then apply for the Kinship Caregiver Tier II program for continued assistance or may opt to apply for the State Subsidized Child Care Program by completing the JFS 01138 application and submitting it to Warren County Job and Family Services.Kinship Caregivers can then apply for the Kinship Caregiver Tier II program for continued assistance or may opt to apply for the State Subsidized Child Care Program by completing the JFS 01138 application and submitting it to Warren County Job and Family Services.

What can this program assist with?

  • Checkmark for Child Care Expenses for no more than 4 monthsChild Care Expenses for no more than 4 months,
  • Checkmark for respite careRespite Care,
  • Checkmark for reimbursement for the purchase of items needed to care for the child(ren) such as but not limited too; cribs, beds, clothing, hygiene items, bedding.Reimbursement for the purchase of items needed to care for the child(ren) such as but not limited too; cribs, beds, clothing, hygiene items, bedding.

Am I able to select an In-home Child Care Provider?

  • Checkmark for yes, you may opt to choose an in-home child care provider, if the provider is licensed through the state of Ohio Child Care Program we can set them up as a vendor and provide direct payments to the in-home provider, upon receiving an invoice.Yes, you may opt to choose an in-home child care provider, if the provider is licensed through the state of Ohio Child Care Program we can set them up as a vendor and provide direct payments to the in-home provider, upon receiving an invoice.
  • Checkmark for if the in-home provider is not a licensed child care provider, payment will be done through reimbursement to the Kinship Caregiver.  The agency will set up the Kinship Caregiver as a vendor and will process reimbursement payments upon receipt of proof of payment by the Kinship Provider..If the in-home provider is not a licensed child care provider, payment will be done through reimbursement to the Kinship Caregiver. The agency will set up the Kinship Caregiver as a vendor and will process reimbursement payments upon receipt of proof of payment by the Kinship Provider.

Am I able to select an In-home Child Care Provider?

  • Checkmark for yes, you may opt to choose an in-home child care provider, if the provider is licensed through the state of Ohio Child Care Program we can set them up as a vendor and provide direct payments to the in-home provider, upon receiving an invoice.Yes, you may opt to choose an in-home child care provider, if the provider is licensed through the state of Ohio Child Care Program we can set them up as a vendor and provide direct payments to the in-home provider, upon receiving an invoice.
  • Checkmark for if the in-home provider is not a licensed child care provider, payment will be done through reimbursement to the Kinship Caregiver.  The agency will set up the Kinship Caregiver as a vendor and will process reimbursement payments upon receipt of proof of payment by the Kinship Provider.If the in-home provider is not a licensed child care provider, payment will be done through reimbursement to the Kinship Caregiver. The agency will set up the Kinship Caregiver as a vendor and will process reimbursement payments upon receipt of proof of payment by the Kinship Provider.

Can Kinship Caregivers who reside outside of Warren County receive assistance?

  • Checkmark for Kinship Caregivers who reside outside of Warren County can receive assistance through the Tier I Program only if Warren County Children Services holds custody of the children in placement.Kinship Caregivers who reside outside of Warren County can receive assistance through the Tier I Program only if Warren County Children Services holds custody of the children in placement.