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R512. Human Services, Child and Family Services.

Rule R512-44. Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R512-44-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to specify the requirements for carrying out the purposes of the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account as outlined in Section 62A-4a-608, with the funding specified in Section 41-1a-418.

(2) This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.

R512-44-2. Definitions.

(1) For the purposes of this Rule:

(a) "Administrator" means the employee of Child and Family Services appointed by the Director to administer the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account.

(b) "Child and Family Services" means the Division of Child and Family Services.

(c) "Director" means the Director of Child and Family Services.

(d) "RFP" means Request for Proposal.

R512-44-3. Scope.

(1) Funds from the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account shall be used for charitable organizations that support, promote, and provide education about adoption. This may occur by producing and distributing educational and promotional materials on adoption, conducting educational courses on adoption, and providing other programs that support adoption as specified in Section 62A-4a-608.

R512-44-4. Responsibilities of the Director.

(1) In addition to the responsibilities defined in Section 62A-4a-608, the Director shall:

(a) Designate a staff member to serve as the Administrator of the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account.

(2) Approve policies of the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account.

R512-44-5. Funding Limitations and Requirements.

(1) Child and Family Services shall distribute the funds in the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account to one or more charitable organizations that:

(a) Qualify as being tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(b) As part of their primary mission, include the support, promotion, and education about adoption of children; and

(c) Are licensed or registered to do business within the state in accordance with Utah state law.

(2) Funding for individual projects shall be based on yearly revenues available in the restricted account. If unobligated account revenues for a given year are less than $50,000, Child and Family Services may forego the RFP process for that year.

(3) Each program or project funded through the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account shall provide a dollar-for-dollar match from private, non-government sources.

(a) In-kind contributions may be used as part of the match requirement. No more than 50 percent of the match requirement may be in-kind.

(b) Items that may be used as in-kind match are contributed services of support personnel, office space, furniture and equipment, utility costs, donated printing, vehicles, and contributed services of professional personnel including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, educators, public accountants, and lawyers who are performing services for which they would normally be paid. The source of original funding for this in-kind match shall not be state or federal monies.

(4) Of the total monies available for allocation in the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account, awards shall be granted according to the allocation plan approved by the Director.

R512-44-6. Proposal Requirements.

(1) A RFP shall be developed by the Administrator based upon the approved allocation plan and adoption support priorities, and in accordance with State Purchasing Guidelines. The RFP shall specify the purposes and eligibility requirements for projects or programs to be funded through the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account. The proposal requirements may vary from year to year.

(2) The RFP shall be disseminated through the online State Purchasing Bid Program. Project or program proposals shall be submitted as specified in the RFP.

R512-44-7. Procedures in Selecting Programs or Projects to be Supported by the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account.

(1) Proposals received by Child and Family Services in response to the RFP shall be reviewed according to the criteria specified in the RFP, consistent with Section 62A-4a-608.

(2) The Administrator or Child and Family Services contract specialists shall negotiate contracts with successful offerors, based on State Purchasing Guidelines.

R512-44-8. Research.

(1) Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account funds may be used for research programs consistent with Section 62A-4a-608 at funding levels deemed appropriate. Basic or applied research programs or projects that provide empirical data that help support adoption of children or inform adoption education may be funded.

R512-44-9. Evaluation.

(1) Each program or project funded through the Choose Life Adoption Support Restricted Account shall be evaluated by Child and Family Services at least once each year to determine if the purposes and goals of the project have been met.

KEY

adoption, Choose Life Adoption Support

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 9, 2016

Notice of Continuation

April 14, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

41-1a-418; 41-1a-419; 41-1a-422; 62A-4a-102; 62A-4a-311; 62A-4a-608; 63J-1-504; 63J-1-602.4


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R512, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Child and Family Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.