What is the LCTS?
The Local Collaborative Time Study (LCTS) is a random moment time study administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The LCTS accesses federal entitlement funds through two sections of the Social Security Act – Medical Assistance through Title XIX and Foster Care & Adoption Assistance through Title IV-E. Federal reimbursement is earned by school, corrections and public health staff for performing eligible activities assisting the state in administration of the MA and Title IV-E state plans. Only Public Health, County or Community Corrections and School Districts who are members of an approved Family Services or Children’s Mental Health Collaborative can participate and receive federal LCTS reimbursement.
How are LCTS funds used?
LCTS is a federal funding source intended to support the services provided by a local collaborative. Federal funds received from LCTS activities must be used to expand early intervention and prevention services for children and families.