Foster Care Program Audits
Foster Care Information Concerning Group Home Audits
In accordance with Senate Bill 933 (Chapter 311, Statutes of 1998), CDSS is required to perform a provisional rate audit of all new group home providers, new programs by existing providers, or existing providers who receive rate classification level (RCL) increases. The purpose of these audits is to determine whether programs are providing the level of services and maintaining the documentation to support the provisional rate established.
The CDSS conducts non-provisional program audits of on-going programs to determine whether the program is providing the level of services and maintaining the documentation to support the paid rate. Non-provisional program audits are scheduled as a result of random selections or referrals.
The purpose of a fiscal audit is to evaluate the financial condition of a provider that receives AFDC-FC funds to provide foster care services to children in out-of-home care, to determine whether the program funds were spent on allowable and reasonable costs, that expenditures have the appropriate documentation, and that the provider complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to the program operations.
Program and Provisional Audit Forms
SR 2A- Child Care & Supervision
- SR 2G- Group Home Program Audit Report
Foster Care Audits Regulations
2 CFR 230 - Cost Principles for non-profit organizations - Code of Federal Regulations
2 CFR Part 200 Subpart E Cost Principles for non-profits - Code of Federal Regulations - Effective December 26, 2014
Code of Federal Regulations - 45 CFR parts 1355, 1356, and 1357
California Code of Corporations Sections 5120 through 6338
Welfare and Institutions Code 11466.2
For Additional Information:
Foster Care Program & Financial Audits Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-13-23
Sacramento, CA 95814