The Department intends to update form CF-FSP 5382, PESS and ETV Initial, Renewal and Reinstatement Application, and add clarifying language regarding documentation requirements in rule 65C-42.002, F.A.C.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

    Family Safety and Preservation Program

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    65C-42.002Postsecondary Education Services and Support

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Department intends to update form CF-FSP 5382, PESS and ETV Initial, Renewal and Reinstatement Application, and add clarifying language regarding documentation requirements in rule 65C-42.002, F.A.C.

    SUMMARY: The form will be updated to clarify the PESS requirements and to include information regarding ETV funding. Documentation, including eligibility determination and description of types of services and support provided to the young adult, will be required to be maintained in the Florida Safe Families Network.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The Department used a checklist to conduct an economic analysis and determine if there is an adverse impact or regulatory costs associated with this rule that exceeds the criteria in section 120.541(2)(a), F.S. Based upon this analysis, the Department has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification.

    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 409.1451(10), FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 409.1451, FS.

    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jodi Abramowitz. Jodi can be reached at (850)717-4470 or Jodi.abramowitz@myflfamilies.com.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    65C-42.002 Postsecondary Education Services and Support.

    (1) Application for Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS). Each young adult who wishes to receive a PESS stipend shall complete and sign an application for this program. A copy of the application shall be placed in the young adult’s case file, and one given to the young adult.

    (2) If it is determined that the young adult is not eligible for PESS, designated staff shall determine whether the young adult is eligible for inform the young adult about the availability of Education and Training Voucher Vouchers (ETV) financial assistance utilizing and, if the young adult is eligible, secure funding through ETV. tThe Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS) and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Initial, and Renewal and Reinstatement Application, CF-FSP 5382, incorporated in subsection (3) of this rule, shall be utilized in determining whether the young adult is eligible for ETV.

    (3) Initial Application Process for PESS Stipend. Designated staff shall provide the young adult with the “Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS) and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Initial, and Renewal and Reinstatement Application,” CF-FSP 5382, March 2018 January 2015, which is hereby incorporated by reference and available at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-XXX. A community-based care lead agency may add its logo to form CF-FSP 5382.

    (a) through (d) No change. 

    (e) If the young adult is requesting assistance in choosing and/or enrolling in an eligible post-secondary educational institution, information about aftercare services and an “Application for Aftercare Services,” CF-FSP 5391, August 2014, which is hereby incorporated by reference, and available at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-05834, shall also be provided. A community-based care lead agency may add its logo to form CF-FSP 5391. Aftercare Sservices in accordance with s. 409.1451(3), F.S., may be utilized temporarily to assist the young adult in working toward qualifying for PESS.

    (f) The young adult must be notified within 10 business days from the date of submission of the application whether the application was approved or denied, or whether additional information, including supporting documentation, is needed.

    1. No change.

    2. If the application is denied, designated staff  shall notify the young adult of other available services in which he or she may be eligible for, such as Eextended Ffoster Ccare, funding through ETV Educational and Training Vouchers, Aaftercare Sservices, and services that are locally available.

    3. No change.

    (g) No change.

    (4) Renewal Application Process. Designated staff shall offer to assist the young adult in completing an updated “Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS) and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Initial, and Renewal and Reinstatement Application,” CF-FSP 5382, incorporated in subsection (3), of this rule. The young adult must obtain and provide documentation of continuing to meet all renewal eligibility requirements. The annual renewal period is based on the initial date of enrollment into PESS.

    (a) through (b) No change.

    (5) through (8) No change.

    (9) Documentation requirements. For each young adult receiving a PESS or ETV stipend, the Department or its contracted service provider shall maintain an active case file in Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN). FSFN is the system of record and must contain containing:

    (a) through (b) No change.

    (c) Eligiblity determination in the Independent Living module;

    (d)(c)  All supporting documentation required for eligibility Completed estimated cost of attendance documentation and an individualized budget for the young adult; and,

    (e)(d) Description of the types of services and support provided to the young adult. A copy of the young adult’s financial aid award letter and documentation showing satisfactory academic progress.

    (10) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 409.1451(10) FS. Law Implemented 409.1451 FS. History–New 10-4-15, Amended_____.

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Brandie McCabe

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Mike Carroll

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: March 23, 2018

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: March 27, 2018

Document Information

Comments Open:
4/2/2018
Summary:
The form will be updated to clarify the PESS requirements and to include information regarding ETV funding. Documentation, including eligibility determination and description of types of services and support provided to the young adult, will be required to be maintained in the Florida Safe Families Network.
Purpose:
The Department intends to update form CF-FSP 5382, PESS and ETV Initial, Renewal and Reinstatement Application, and add clarifying language regarding documentation requirements in rule 65C-42.002, F.A.C.
Rulemaking Authority:
409.1451(10), F.S.
Law:
409.1451, F.S.
Contact:
Jodi Abramowitz. Jodi can be reached at 850-717-4470 or Jodi.abramowitz@myflfamilies.com.
Related Rules: (1)
65C-42.002.