Can the CPP be submitted with the Spending Plan Template partially filled out in the areas we know, with the intention to submit a more complete Spending Plan later?
Counties must include, at minimum, the funding strategy for how each service, within the plan, will be paid for. The funding strategy should describe the extent to which SBG, Title IV-E, and other leveraged funds are used. The use of the spending plan template developed by CDSS is optional. If partial completion of the State’s optional template includes this minimum information, then it may fulfill the requirements of the spending plan. As stated in ACL NO. 22-23, the CPP requires “Inclusion of the local Title IV-E agency’s spending plan, which describes how the State FFPS Program Block Grant will be used for prevention activities and services, and the extent to which additional funds are leveraged for comprehensive planning.” The FFPS Prevention Funding Guide provides guidance to assist with strategic financial planning and implementation of the Family First Prevention Services (FFPS) program, as well as the development of the Comprehensive Prevention Plan (CPP) components.