Department of Social Services Agreement to Claim Federal Funds

Department of Social Services Agreement to Claim Federal Funds

Washington County Department of Social Services (WCDSS) Director Dave Engel requested approval of an agreement between the State of Maryland, Department of Human Resources, and Washington County for claiming federal funds for the County's voluntary financial contributions to the programs operated by the WCDSS.
Engel told the Board that he recently learned that the County's contributions to the Department of Social Services are eligible to receive Federal Financial Participation (FFP). The proposed Agreement would serve as an application for those funds. If approved, the Agreement would allow WCDSS to receive more than $78,000 in retroactive claims for current and past County Funds appropriated to the Department. The Agreement would also allow WCDSS to receive FFP for future County contributions equal to approximately 30 percent of those contributions. Commissioner Wivell commended Engel for diligence in finding the reimbursements and the measure was approved by unanimous vote.