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.
The several state agencies shall cooperate with the department in making available to it such available data as will facilitate the work of the department. The department shall make available to the several state agencies such information as it secures which will facilitate the effective operation of their programs for the aging.
Divide the state into distinct planning and service areas and designate a public or private nonprofit agency or organization as the area agency on aging for each planning and service area.
Develop formulas for distribution within the state of funds received under 42 USC 3001
. The department need not promulgate as rules under ch. 227
the formulas developed under this subdivision.
Receive area plans prepared and developed by area agencies on aging designated under subd. 1.
Contract with each area agency on aging that is designated under subd. 1.
to do all of the following:
Distribute, according to the formulas developed by the department, state or federal funds to a county, to the elected governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band or to a private, nonprofit organization for the purposes that are established in an area plan that is specified in subd. 3.
Monitor programs of services for individuals who are at least 60 years of age that are provided under an area plan by a county or the elected governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band.
Ensure that each area agency on aging meets the requirements that are specified for an area agency on aging under 42 USC 3025
Establish and operate, either directly or by contract or other arrangement with a public agency or private, nonprofit organization, other than an agency or organization that licenses or certifies long-term care services or is an association of providers of long-term care services, a long-term care ombudsman program.
May operate the foster grandparent project specified under 42 USC 5011
(a). If the department operates that project, the department shall distribute funds from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (dh)
to supplement any federal foster grandparent project funds received under 42 USC 5011
The department may accept, on behalf of the state, and use gifts and grants for the purposes of this section. It shall use, to the fullest extent legally possible, all available grants from federal, state and other public or private sources to fund community home care services or programs which offer alternatives to institutionalization and which provide comprehensive services at the community level. The state plan for the older Americans act shall detail objectives designed to accomplish this purpose.
The secretary shall appoint such technical staff as is necessary to carry out the functions of this program.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (dh)
, the department shall provide a state supplement to the federal congregate nutrition projects under 42 USC 3030e
, in effect on April 30, 1980, which will promote expansion of projects throughout the state and, from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (kn)
, the department shall provide a state supplement to the federal congregate nutrition projects of $450,000 for home-delivered meals and $50,000 for congregate meals. Except as provided in par. (b)
, the department shall allocate these funds based on the formulas developed by the department under sub. (2m) (a) 2.
A county that receives federal funds for congregate nutrition projects on or after July 1, 1977, may not receive under this paragraph an amount that is less than the 1976-77 allocation as a result of the program expansion. This paragraph does not require that federal limitations on the use of federal congregate nutrition funds for home delivered meals apply to the state supplement.
The department may use up to 10 percent of the funds provided under par. (a)
to reduce county losses, if any, as a result of changes in census data or revisions in the formula for distribution under sub. (2m) (a) 2.
Benefit specialist program. 46.81(1)(a)
“Aging unit" means an aging unit director and necessary personnel, directed by a county commission on aging and organized as one of the following:
An agency of county government with the primary purpose of administering programs of services for older individuals of the county.
A unit, within a county department under s. 46.215
, with the primary purpose of administering programs of services for older individuals of the county.
“Older individual" means an individual who is 60 years of age or older.