KINSHIP CAREGIVER PROGRAM TIER II

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 Kinship Caregiver and cannot 200% of the Federal Poverty Level,
  • Checkmark for must be employed full-time or part-timeMust be employed full-time or part-time,
  • Checkmark for must be enrolled in school full-time or part-time,Must be enrolled in school full-time or part-time,
  • Checkmark for participating in an Ohio Works First or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Work Activity ProgramParticipating in an Ohio Works First or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Work Activity Program,
  • Checkmark for the minor child for who the Kinship Caregiver is caring for must be under the age of 13 at the time of application and may remain eligible until they turn 13; or be age 18 at the time of application if the child meets the definition of special needs pursuant to rule 5101:2-16-01.The minor child for who the Kinship Caregiver is caring for must be under the age of 13 at the time of application and may remain eligible until they turn 13; or be age 18 at the time of application if the child meets the definition of special needs pursuant to rule 5101:2-16-01.

How to do I apply?

  • Checkmark for you will complete the JFS PRC Application located on our websiteYou will complete the JFS PRC Application located on our website
  • Checkmark for select the box for Kinship Caregiver Child Care Program Tier IISelect the box for Kinship Caregiver Child Care Program Tier II,
  • 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 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 cousins 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 sectionSpouses 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 child A 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 ties. ; 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 ties.

What is the time limit for this program?

  • Checkmark for this program is limited to no more than 12 months of assistance. This program is limited to no more than 12 months of assistance.
  • Checkmark for applicants must re-apply for the program after the 12 months of assistance has been completed to continue receiving assistance.Applicants must re-apply for the program after the 12 months of assistance has been completed to continue receiving assistance.
  • Checkmark for please pay special attention to any correspondence you may receive from our agency notifying you of timeframes and next steps.Please pay special attention to any correspondence you may receive from our agency notifying you of timeframes and next steps.

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, beddingReimbursement 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.

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

  • Checkmark for no, this program is only available to Kinship Caregivers who reside in Warren County..No, this program is only available to Kinship Caregivers who reside in Warren County.

If my circumstances change and I am no longer employed or in school do I need to notify the County Office?

  • Checkmark for yes, if you are no longer employed or in school you are then no longer eligible for the Kinship Caregiver Tier II Child Care Program and any payments made when you are no longer eligible will be considered an overpayment and the agency will implement a re-payment agreement.Yes, if you are no longer employed or in school you are then no longer eligible for the Kinship Caregiver Tier II Child Care Program and any payments made when you are no longer eligible will be considered an overpayment and the agency will implement a re-payment agreement.