When will automation for FFPS services become available? *This question and response was updated as of August 2023.
Development of limited functionality of FFPSA Part I to enable Title IV-E claiming was considered for early release in CWS-CARES version 1. In July 2022, the Board of Directions voted that such an early release was not feasible. As such, functionality for FFPSA Part I will still be included in CWS- CARES version. CARES Version 1 (V1) will replace and retire CWS/CMS and will go-live in October of 2026.
Until CARES automation, Title IV-E agencies will not be able to draw federal Title IV-E prevention funds for individual client specific expenses. Administrative costs, however, will be reportable and can be claimed as federal Title IV-E expenditures using the claiming codes outlined in CFL No. 21-22-110.