A community-based organization, in the city of Milwaukee, that represents city-wide interests, has a membership that represents diverse neighborhood interests and organizations and has a board of directors that is elected by the membership.
The department shall distribute funds awarded under this section on the basis of the numbers of drug-related arrests in the area of the applying entity in proportion to the numbers of statewide drug-related arrests, except that the department may consider the need for a minimum level of funding for each grant.
Alcohol and other drug abuse treatment; hearing impaired.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (md)
, the department shall distribute $50,000 in fiscal year 1993-94 to fund one-time start-up costs for a pilot alcohol and other drug abuse treatment program for hearing-impaired individuals.
Food distribution grants. 46.75(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 (3) (dn)
, the department shall award grants to agencies to operate food distribution programs that qualify for participation in the emergency food assistance program under P.L. 98-8
, as amended.
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.
Department duties relating to hunger prevention.
The department shall do all of the following:
Annually review existing public and private activities within the state relating to hunger prevention.
Advise the department of public instruction and any other relevant state agency on the use of state and federal resources and on the provision and administration of programs for hunger prevention.
Award community-based hunger prevention program grants under s. 46.765
Develop an annual plan that documents areas of hunger and populations experiencing hunger within this state and that recommends strategies and state and federal policy changes to address hunger in these areas and populations.
Submit, by December 31 annually, the plan developed under sub. (4)
to the governor, superintendent of public instruction and the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
Community-based hunger prevention program grants. 46.765(1)(a)
"Agency" means a community-based public or private, nonprofit organization.
"Food distribution service" means a program that provides food or serves meals directly to individuals with low incomes or to elderly individuals, or that collects and distributes food to persons who provide food or serve meals directly to these individuals.
(2) Purpose; amount.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (3) (dr)
, the department shall provide start-up grants to one or more agencies, but not to exceed $20,000 per grant per year, for any of the following purposes:
To establish a community-based food distribution service network to coordinate the activities of food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks and congregate meal facilities.
To assess local problems relating to hunger and malnutrition and evaluate existing community services to determine necessary strategies, policies, programs and other responses to meet community needs.
To establish a community-based hunger prevention council to undertake the activities under par. (b)
, which may include individuals from one or more of the following groups: low-income individuals; local government officials; members of the clergy; university or public school nutritionists and dietitians; school administrators; public health and health care professionals; community action agency representatives; food service and restaurant industry representatives; and community service organization representatives.
To participate in federally funded food and nutrition programs.
To integrate public and private community resources to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.
To establish programs to enhance volunteer citizen participation in local hunger prevention activities.
To provide outreach information and referrals to public and private food distribution, nutrition education and hunger prevention services and programs.
To develop nontraditional or innovative hunger prevention resources and programs, such as community gardens, agricultural gleaning, food cooperatives and buying clubs, farmer's markets and community-owned and operated retail food establishments.
To identify and target community services and programs to groups and individuals at risk of hunger.
To provide for adequate transportation and the efficient distribution of food from all available resources.
To coordinate community food distribution services with other community education, recreation, social and cultural programs to afford greater access to groups and individuals in need of food.
To improve public transportation to human services agencies, food distribution service facilities and other food resources in the community.
To establish nutrition education programs for individuals with low incomes and special nutritional needs to enhance food purchasing and preparation skills and to increase awareness of the relationship between proper diet and good health.
(3) Grant awards; criteria.
The department shall provide start-up grants under this section. In evaluating applications for grants, the department shall give priority to proposals for any of the purposes enumerated in sub. (2)
that do all of the following:
Utilize financial or in-kind contributions from the local community.
Involve the planning and participation of more than one agency.
Appear likely to continue in operation after using the grant under this section.
(4) Expiration; final report.
Grants may not be awarded under this section after June 30, 1999. The department shall, by June 30, 2000, submit a final report to the governor, and the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
, on grants made under this section and the community-based hunger prevention activities conducted using those grants.
Food distribution administration.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (3) (dn)
, the department shall allocate funds to eligible recipient agencies, as defined in the emergency food assistance act, P.L. 98-8
, section 201A, as amended, for the storage, transportation and distribution of commodities provided under the hunger prevention act of 1988, P.L. 100-435
, as amended.
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 (7) (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 (7) (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. 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% 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.