(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to maximize federal funding for foster youth services provided by local educational agencies.
(b) The State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services shall collaborate with the County Welfare Directors Association, representatives from local educational agencies, and representatives of private, nonprofit foster care providers to establish roles and responsibilities, claiming requirements, and sharing of eligibility information eligible for funding under Part E (commencing with Section 470) of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. SEC. 301 et seq.). These state agencies shall also assist counties and local educational agencies in drafting memorandums of understanding between agencies to access funding for case management activities associated with providing foster youth services for eligible children. That federal funding shall be an augmentation to the current program and shall not supplant existing state general funds allocated to this program.
(c) School districts shall be responsible for 100 percent of the nonfederal share of payments received under that act.
(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 914, Sec. 16.)