2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 13, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Tittl, Brostoff, Anderson, Bowen,
Brandtjen, Crowley, Doyle, Edming, Kulp, Milroy, Mursau, L. Myers,
Neubauer, Plumer, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Spiros,
Stubbs, Subeck, C. Taylor, Tusler, Vruwink and Spreitzer, cosponsored by
Senators Testin, L. Taylor, Olsen, Risser, Schachtner, Wanggaard and
Wirch. Referred to Committee on Children and Families.
1An Act to create
46.48 (33) of the statutes; relating to: trauma-informed care
2position grants and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to award 50 grants, each
lasting for two fiscal years and in the amount of $75,000 per fiscal year per grant, to
local branches of statewide private nonprofit organizations that apply and that
satisfy criteria specified in the bill, including that the organization be able to raise
$25,000, which it must contribute to support the trauma-informed care position and
administrative expenses for trauma-informed care programming.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
46.48 (33) of the statutes is created to read:
46.48 (33) Trauma-informed care position grants.
(a) The department shall 5
award 50 grants, each lasting for 2 fiscal years and in the amount of $75,000 per fiscal 6
year per grant, to local branches of statewide private nonprofit organizations that 7
apply on a form prepared by the department and that satisfy all of the following 8
1. The organization is affiliated with a national organization that provides 2
evidence-based services directly to children who are 5 years of age and older 3
throughout this state.
2. The local branch is governed by a board of directors or other governing body 5
that is representative of the community it serves or of a significant segment of the 6
community it serves.
3. The organization has demonstrated an ability to raise $25,000 in moneys for 8
trauma-informed care programming.
4. The local branch agrees in its application that it will use any grant moneys 10
received to fund a trauma-informed care position and to pay administrative costs 11
associated with trauma-informed care programming, including training for staff, to 12
serve children who are 5 years of age or older and who live in the community served 13
by the local branch.
(b) A local branch that receives a grant under this subsection shall contribute 15
$25,000 of moneys raised by the organization to support the trauma-informed care 16
position and administrative expenses for trauma-informed care programming, 17
including training for staff.
(1) Trauma-informed care position grants.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) 20
for the appropriation to the department of health services under s. 20.435 (5) (bc), 21
the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $3,750,000 to fund 22
trauma-informed care position and programming grants under s. 46.48 (33). In the 23
schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of health 24
services under s. 20.435 (5) (bc), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2020-21 is
increased by $3,750,000 to fund trauma-informed care position and programming 2
grants under s. 46.48 (33).