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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

Payments to Child Placing Agencies Under Title IV-E Foster Care Program, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (A-05-96-00055)

June 27, 1997

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (155 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report provides you with the Results of our Audit of Payments to Private Child Placing Agencies under the Title IV-E Foster Care Program in the State of Indiana. The Title IV-E program is administered by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (State agency). Our objectives were to determine (i) whether payments claimed for Federal financial participation (FFP) under Title IV-E were made to eligible child placing agencies under contract with the State agency and (ii) whether the child placing agencies were retaining a part of the foster care payment intended for the foster child's maintenance expenses. We also reviewed the State agency's monitoring of child placing agencies to ensure that children placed in foster family homes are receiving adequate and quality care.