Report costs related to determination of eligibility for the Emergency Assistance program. 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 EA payments. Eligibility determination activities also include entry of eligibility information into the EATS system.
Case management and other services (such as a discussion on budgeting to avoid future homelessness) provided to EA applicants should be reported as a case management activity and not an eligibility determination activity. If both eligibility information is collected and case management service are provided )or entered into CARES at the same time, the agency must allocate part of the cost to EA eligibility determination and part of the cost to EA case management CORe Code 2241.
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. See CORe Code 2241 for Emergency Assistance (EA) Case Management Services and CORe Code 2328 for Emergency Assistance (EA) Payments