About US: Local Collaborative Time Study (LCTS)

LCTS is an entitlement program that captures dollars from Medical Assistance and Foster Care Assistance.  The Family Service Collaborative Board determines how to spend the dollars.  The three types of public entities that participate in this program are eligible public school districts, county public health, and correction agencies.    


LCTS participants must meet qualifying criteria and be trained on random moments codes.  A random moment comes in an email and a participant must respond in three (3) business days.  A random moment identifies activities performed at any given point in time.  Random moments are a critical piece in receiving LCTS funding.   

The dollars received must adhere to Federal, State, and MN Human Services rules and regulations.  The Collaborative supports local efforts focusing on prevention and early intervention.