(1)To be eligible for funds an Applicant, through its multidisciplinary child abuse team, must submit a Plan as described in ORS 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account)(5). The Plan must be submitted with any application for CAMI Account funds and must describe how the county will provide for comprehensive services for victims of child abuse or children suspected of being victims of child abuse. In describing the nature of the comprehensive services that will be available, the Plan must address assessment, advocacy and treatment services as defined by subsection (2)(c) of this rule.
(2)To receive a grant award, an Applicant must:
(a)Meet the requirements of ORS 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account) and OAR 137-082-0200 (Purpose) through 137-082-0280 (Reallocation of Funds Not Applied for or Used);
(b)Demonstrate existence of a functioning multidisciplinary team responding to allegations of child abuse pursuant to ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation);
(c)Submit an application to the Department which includes a Plan that meets all requirements of ORS 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account)(5)(a) and this administrative rule. The application must clearly state protocols as requested in the application, goals, objectives, and desired outcomes that further the purposes of 418.747 (County teams for investigation), 418.780 (Purpose), 418.790 (Application contents for regional centers) and 418.792 (Application contents for children’s advocacy center). The portion of the Plan that will be supported by the CAMI Account funds must provide for services in one or more of the service categories (A), (B) or (C) listed below, in addition to the fourth category, (D) Eligible Expenses associated with the provision of services. Each application must clearly state the service category, services intended to be provided, the expenses associated with the services, measurable objectives, and desired outcomes.
(A)“Assessment Services” includes the following:
(i)Medical Assessment — The medical assessment must include a thorough medical history, a complete physical examination, an interview for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis, determination of whether or not the child has been abused, and identification of the appropriate treatment or referral for follow-up for the child;
(B)“Advocacy Services” includes the following:
(v)Professional Training and Education.
(C)“Treatment Services” includes the following:
(i)Providing information regarding available treatment resources;
(ii)Referral for therapeutic services;
(iii)Providing and coordinating therapeutic treatment intervention.
(iv)Provided all requirements specified above have been satisfied, an Applicant must enter into a Grant Agreement in the form approved by the Department.
(D)“Eligible Expenses” includes personnel costs for staff, interviewers, interpreters, and expert witnesses; services and supplies, rent, capital purchases, and other operational expenses related to providing assessment, advocacy, or treatment services. The county with whom the Department contracts may request 5% of the county CAMI Account funds for administration. This must have the approval of the county MDT and be included in the Plan.
(a)If an applicant submits a program application that fails to meet all of the Plan requirements, the applicant will be asked to submit a revised Plan as requested by the Department that will bring the applicant into compliance with the Plan program requirements. If this Plan is approved by the Department, then the Department may award funds to the applicant. A Plan must be approved by the Department before to an Applicant is eligible to receive funds.
(b)Failure to use the CAMI Account funds in accordance with the Plan approved by the CAMI Account Administrator may result in an applicant being given notice of conditional eligibility or notice of denial for future funding until such time as corrective actions have been taken which have been approved by the Account Administrator.
(4)Ineligibility Determination — An application may be deemed ineligible and funds may be denied if an applicant:
(a)Fails to provide verification of an ongoing, fully functioning county multidisciplinary child abuse team;
(b)Fails to provide verification of an ongoing child fatality review process as described under ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation)(8)–(13);
(c)Fails to submit an approved Plan;
(d)Fails to submit the required program, fiscal or other reports as specified by ORS 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account)(7) and in OAR 137-082-0250 (Report) or as requested by the Department;
(e)Fails to provide a corrective action plan if requested to do so by the CAMI Account Administrator;
(f)Fails to expend the CAMI Account funds in accordance with the Plan approved by the CAMI Account Administrator; or
(g)Fails to meet any of the other conditions specified in ORS 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account), 418.747 (County teams for investigation), or OAR 137-082-0200 (Purpose) through 137-082-0280 (Reallocation of Funds Not Applied for or Used).
(5)If a county does not expend all of its allocated funds for year one of the grant period, it must explain in the annual report why the funds were not expended and how they will be incorporated into the second year’s Plan, in order to maintain the county’s eligibility. If in the judgment of the Account Administrator a sufficient explanation has been provided, the carry-over funds may become part of that second year’s comprehensive plan.
(6)Pursuant to subsection (5) the Account Administrator may in his or her discretion permit an Applicant to retain unexpended funds provided to grantee under a contractual agreement entered into pursuant to OAR 137-082-0200 (Purpose) et seq. Such retention of funds must be implemented through a subsequent contractual agreement with the grantee.
(7)If a significant carry-over of funds continues for more than one year, the county will be asked to reevaluate its Plan and make necessary adjustments to utilize the funds. If there continues to be significant carry-over of funds without reasonable plans approved by the CAMI Administrator for their use, the county’s allocation for future funding may be reduced by the amount of excess funds or carryover may be applied to the county’s next year’s allocation if approved by the Department.
Rule 137-082-0220 — Eligibility,