2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 13, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Rodriguez, Pronschinske, Snyder,
Steineke, Ballweg, Genrich, Horlacher, Jagler, Katsma, Kitchens, Krug,
Mursau, Novak, Petryk, Ripp, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Thiesfeldt, Tittl,
Tusler, VanderMeer, Sinicki, E. Brooks and Kulp, cosponsored by Senators
Darling and Olsen. Referred to Committee on Public Benefit Reform.
1An Act to create
16.313 and 20.505 (7) (ft) of the statutes; relating to: grants
2to municipalities to connect homeless individuals with permanent employment
3and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates a grant program under which the Department of
Administration may award a grant of up to $75,000 annually to a municipality for
the purpose of connecting homeless individuals with permanent employment. A
municipality receiving a grant under the program must itself contribute at least
$50,000 for the purpose of the grant. In awarding a grant under the bill, DOA must
give preference to a municipality that obtains an agreement from a nonprofit
organization to provide additional employment and support services to homeless
individuals participating in the grant program.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
16.313 of the statutes is created to read:
516.313 Employment grants. (1)
In this section, “municipality” means a city, 6
village, or town.
(a) Any municipality may apply for a grant under this section.
(b) Annually, the department may award a grant of up to $75,000 to a 3
municipality that submits an application under par. (a). The grant and all moneys 4
contributed by the municipality under sub. (3) shall be used for the purpose of 5
connecting homeless individuals with permanent employment.
A municipality receiving a grant under sub. (2) shall itself contribute at 7
least $50,000 for the purpose specified in sub. (2) (b).
In considering grant applications submitted under sub. (2) (a), the 9
department shall give preference to a municipality that obtains an agreement from 10
a nonprofit organization to provide additional employment and support services to 11
homeless individuals participating in the grant program.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 13
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.505 (7) (ft) of the statutes is created to read:
(ft) Employment grants.
The amounts in the schedule for grants to 16
municipalities under s. 16.313.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after 19
publication of the 2017 biennial budget act, whichever is later.