Report costs related to determination of TANF eligibility for the W-2 program and Job Access Loans. Eligibility determination activities are limited to the collection and review of demographic, financial and non-financial information necessary to determine whether families are eligible for W-2 services and/or Job Access Loans. Eligibility determination activities also include entry of eligibility information into the CARES system.
Assessment of eligible parents for placement in the W-2 program is a case management activity and not an eligibility determination activity. If both eligibility and assessment information is collected, reviewed or entered into CARES at the same time, the agency must allocate part of the cost to W-2 eligibility determination and part of the cost to the appropriate W-2 service activity, such as CORe Code 2208.
Note: Include the costs of direct service staff and supervisor salary, fringe benefits, direct operational costs (such as supplies, rent, computer costs, utilities, etc.) and indirect costs (such as allocated share of agency management) for staff determining eligibility.
For Job Access Loan (JAL) applicants, costs related to calculation of the JAL amount and disbursement of the JAL to the applicant or service provider must be reported under JAL Case Management CORe Code 2225.