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Cost Allocation Methodologies (CAM) Toolkit

Published: December 1, 2003
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Funding, Federal Financial Participation (FFP), State Systems, Cost Allocation

This Cost Allocation Methodology (CAM) Toolkit is made available to Federal, State, and local agencies through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS); and representatives from States of Kansas and Texas.

The CAM Toolkit's purpose is to model a simple, consistent, and objective cost allocation methodology to:
(1) Help States determine equitable distributions of software development costs to Federal and State benefiting programs over the system development lifecycle.
(2) Help expedite the Federal approval process for State Cost Allocation Plans.