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Economic Self-Sufficiency Services. July 16, 2001. Mission: To Promote Self-Sufficiency. Vision

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mission to promote self sufficiency
Mission: To Promote Self-Sufficiency
  • Vision

To provide community-based, client centered, and technology supported client services that support capacities of self-sufficiency for protection of the most vulnerable through integrated partnerships with internal and external programs, with local and statewide oversight, accountability and monitoring provided through minimally-sized staffing while seeking to standardize program operations, simplify program policies and deploy flexibility in implementation of federal and state rules and regulations.

core services
Core Services
  • Comprehensive Eligibility Determination
    • Process of determining an assistance group’s technical, asset and income eligibility and calculating benefits.
      • Food Stamps:
        • average monthly caseload statewide: 423,007
      • Cash Assistance
        • average monthly caseload statewide: 61,702
      • Medicaid
        • average monthly clients statewide: 1,246,881
core services4
Core Services
  • Special Assistance Payments
    • Cash assistance programs for the aged, blind, or disabled who can no longer live alone and who need placement in an alternative setting
      • Optional State Supplementation
        • average ;monthly caseload statewide: 9,375
  • Refugee Assistance (RAP)
    • Cash and medical assistance for eligible refugees.
      • average monthly caseload statewide: 2,334
major initiatives
Major Initiatives
  • Competency Based Pay Plan Bonus Rollout
    • Effort to attain a competently certified statewide workforce
    • Employee bonus pay component based totally upon performance
    • Has component of professional training and continuous development
    • Objective: To achieve improved client services, improved program performance, increase retention and recruitment of quality staff, produce better trained professional staff
  • Community Based Care/Privatization Expansion
    • Effort to privatize eligibility services and provide through community based resources
    • Department will assume more contract oversight and monitoring roles
    • Objective: To deliver eligibility services via a community based model and reduce staffing requirements
major initiatives6
Major Initiatives
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Reauthorization
    • Effort to encourage federal reauthorization of TANF program and funding
    • TANF provides approximately $1-billion of Social Services funding for the State of Florida
    • Objective: To encourage state flexibilities in TANF program requirements, maintain and even enhance state funding level
  • Technology Enhancements
    • Efforts to automate more program requirements and enhance technology applications
    • Web-enabled FLORIDA System technology will allow provider access to authorized information and client interactive eligibility services
    • Objective: To increase program integrity and efficiency, reduce exposure to state sanctions and penalties for program errors, reduce requirement for manual tasks and error prone activities and reduce staffing requirements