In order to support the development of a comprehensive service system of coordinated care for children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care and their families, the department shall establish a state advisory committee with representatives of county departments and tribal governing bodies, the department of public instruction, educational agencies, the department of children and families, the department of corrections, the juvenile correctional system, professionals experienced in the provision of services to children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care and their families, advocates for such families and their children, the subunit of the department of workforce development that administers vocational rehabilitation, a representative of the local workforce development board established under 29 USC 2832
, a representative of the philanthropy community, the technical college system, health care providers, courts assigned to exercise jurisdiction under chs. 48
, child welfare officials, and other appropriate persons as selected by the department. The department may use an existing committee for this purpose if it has representatives from the listed groups and is willing to perform the required functions. This committee shall establish principles and core values for administering initiatives, monitor the development of initiatives throughout the state, and support communication and mutual assistance among operating initiatives as well as those that are being developed.
The department shall provide, either directly or through purchase of services, the following support services to the counties and tribes that elect to participate in the initiative and to multi-entity initiatives:
Consultation in the areas of developing and maintaining individual initiatives and finding appropriate resources.
Mediation to assist in the management of conflict among service providers or funding organizations or between service recipients and organizations.
Assessment resources for cases where no local evaluation resource is available or sufficient to enable development of an effective coordinated services plan of care. These resources may be provided directly through state-operated programs or by referral to private service providers.
The department shall evaluate the initiatives funded under this section. All organizations participating in the initiatives shall cooperate with the evaluation. The evaluation shall include information about all of the following:
The number of days that children enrolled in the initiative spent in out-of-home placement compared to other children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care and are not enrolled in the initiative and the costs associated with these placements.
A comparison between any changes in problem behaviors of enrollees before and after enrollment in the initiative.
A comparison between school attendance and performance of enrollees before and after enrollment in the initiative.
A comparison between recidivism rates of enrollees who have a history of delinquency.
Types of services provided to children and their families through the initiative and the cost of these services.
Notwithstanding eligibility requirements for enrollment in the initiative, if the state is funding the initiative in a particular county or for a tribe or is funding a multi-entity initiative under sub. (15)
, the department may permit the county, tribe, or multi-entity initiative to serve under this section any individual who has a severe disability and who has not attained 22 years of age, and his or her family, if the individual's mental, physical, sensory, behavioral, emotional, or developmental disability or whose combination of multiple disabilities meets the requirements specified in sub. (1) (om) 1.
The department may establish additional requirements to apply with respect to multi-entity initiatives, including requirements that conflict with any requirements in subs. (3)
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (co)
, the department shall make available funds to implement initiatives under this section.
In order to apply for funds under this subsection, the county board of supervisors, Milwaukee County mental health board, or tribe or, for a multi-entity initiative, the county board of the lead administrative county, the Milwaukee County mental health board, if Milwaukee County is the lead administrative county, or the lead administrative tribe shall do all of the following:
Establish a coordinating committee and designate an administering agency under sub. (2)
Demonstrate that the coordinating services team approach to providing services to children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care and families will be followed, and principles and core values, as outlined by the advisory committee established by the department, will be adhered to.
Establish the priority target group to be served by the initiative as severely emotionally disturbed children.
Submit a plan to the department for implementation of the initiative in accordance with the requirements of this section.
Submit a description of the existing services and other resources in the county or tribe or in the area or areas served by a multi-entity initiative for children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care, an assessment of any gaps in services, and a plan for using the funds received under this subsection or funds from other sources to develop or expand the initiative.
In order for a county or tribe or a multi-entity initiative to obtain funds under this subsection, all of the participating agencies and organizations shall provide matching funds that, in total, equal 20 percent of the requested funding. The match may be cash or in-kind. The department shall determine what may be used as in-kind match.
In order to apply for funding, a county or tribe or a multi-entity initiative shall have a coordinating committee that meets the requirements under sub. (3) (a)
and, if applicable, sub. (3) (bm)
that will carry out the responsibilities under sub. (3) (d)
Funds allocated under this subsection may not be used to replace any other state and federal funds or any county funds that are being used to fund services for children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care.
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1993 a. 27
; 1995 a. 27
, 9130 (4)
, 9145 (1)
; 1995 a. 77
; 1997 a. 3
; 2001 a. 16
; 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 260
; 2013 a. 20
; 2015 a. 55
Grants for services to persons with epilepsy. 46.57(1)(1)
In this section:
“Agency" means a private nonprofit organization or a county department under s. 46.215
which provides or proposes to provide direct services or indirect services to or on behalf of persons with epilepsy, their families or both.
“Direct services" means services provided to a person with epilepsy or a member of the family of a person with epilepsy and includes counseling, referral to other services, case management, daily living skills training, providing information, parent helper services, employment services and support group services.
“Indirect services" means services provided to a person working with or on behalf of a person with epilepsy and includes service provider training, community education, prevention programs and advocacy.
As provided under s. 46.48 (14)
, the department shall distribute funds to agencies to provide direct services or indirect services to or on behalf of persons with epilepsy or their families or both.
The department may not allocate more than $50,000 per year to any agency for the program under this section.
(3) Criteria for awarding grants.
In reviewing applications for grants, the department shall consider the following:
The need for direct services and indirect services to persons with epilepsy and their families in the area in which the applicant provides services or proposes to provide services.
Ways to ensure that both urban and rural areas receive services under the grant program.
After each year that an agency operates a program funded under this section the agency shall provide the following information to the department:
The estimated number of persons with epilepsy that reside within the area served by the agency.
The number of persons with epilepsy and other persons and organizations who received services within the area served by the agency.
Treatment alternative program. 46.65(1)(1)
The department shall implement a treatment alternative program. The department shall make grants to provide alcohol or other drug abuse services, as a treatment alternative in lieu of imprisonment, for eligible persons in need of those services. The department shall make grants so that the treatment alternative program serves a variety of geographic locations.
The department shall promulgate rules to implement the treatment alternative program. The rules shall include all of the following:
Organizational and administrative requirements for independent program units.
Procedures for communicating and reaching agreements with representatives of the criminal justice system and treatment providers.
Eligibility criteria for participants who obtain services under the program.
Procedures for early identification of eligible participants.
Assessment, referral, treatment and monitoring procedures.
Policies and procedures for staff training.
A data collection system to be used for program management and evaluation.
A requirement that 75 percent of any recipient's grant must be used to provide treatment services to clients in the program.
History: 1987 a. 339
; 1989 a. 122
See also ch. DHS 66
, Wis. adm. code.
Delivery of services to American Indians.
To facilitate the delivery of accessible, available and culturally appropriate social services and mental hygiene services to American Indians by county departments under s. 46.215
, the department may fund federally recognized tribal governing bodies in this state from the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (kL)
American Indian drug abuse prevention, treatment and education. 46.71(1)(1)
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (km)
, the department shall, for the development of new drug abuse prevention, treatment and education programs that are culturally specific with respect to American Indians or to supplement like existing programs, allocate a total of not more than $500,000 in each fiscal year to all the elected governing bodies of federally recognized American Indian tribes or bands that submit to the department plans, approved by the department, that do all of the following:
Demonstrate the need for the proposed funding.
Outline the manner in which the funds will be used.
The amount of funds allocated by the department under sub. (1)
may not exceed the amounts appropriated under the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (km)
Food distribution grants. 46.75(1)(1)
In this section:
“Agency" means a public agency or private nonprofit organization.
“Food distribution program" means a program that provides food directly to needy individuals or a program that collects and distributes food to persons who provide the food directly to needy individuals.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (dn)
, the department shall award grants to agencies to operate food distribution programs that qualify for participation in the emergency food assistance program under 7 USC ch. 102
The department may not award more than $20,000 to any agency for the program under this section.
(3) Criteria for awarding grants.
In evaluating applications for grants, the department shall give priority to food distribution programs that do the following:
Serve areas that are not served or are underserved by food distribution services.
Operate a program that routinely provides prepared meals to homeless persons.
Provide information to individuals with low incomes concerning other services available to those individuals.
Use simple methods to determine eligibility.
Appear likely to continue operation after using the grant under this section.
History: 2009 a. 28
; Stats. 2009 s. 46.75.
Food distribution administration.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (dn)
, the department shall allocate funds to eligible recipient agencies, as defined in 7 USC 7501
(3), for the storage, transportation, and distribution of commodities provided under 7 USC ch. 102
History: 2009 a. 28
; Stats. 2009 s. 46.77.
The department's primary responsibility to elderly persons is to assure that all elderly and disabled persons have available and accessible a continuum of care or a wide range of community and supportive services so that they may remain in their homes and neighborhoods for as long as it is possible. The department shall be the mechanism by which governmental and nongovernmental agencies may coordinate their policies, plans and activities with regard to the aging. To this end it shall:
Conduct a continuous review of the scope and degree of coordination of all state programs and activities on the aging and make recommendations to the appropriate agencies regarding the expansion, coordination, consolidation and reorganization of particular activities as a means of developing a more effective and efficient total program for the aging.
Examine the need for future activities, programs, services and facilities for the aging on the state, local and voluntary levels.
Encourage, promote and aid in the establishment of programs and services for the aging within subordinate units of government and nongovernmental groups, and assist organizations and committees in the development of programs in such manner as the division deems appropriate.
Gather and disseminate information about programs, services, activities and facilities for the aging.
Conduct a continuous program to stimulate public awareness and understanding of the needs and potentials of the aging.
Provide consultant service to assist in the development of local housing for the aged.