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49.133(2) (2) The person is the subject of a pending criminal charge that the department or county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23 determines substantially relates to the care of children.
49.133(3) (3) The person has been determined under s. 48.981 to have abused or neglected a child.
49.133 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 404 s. 122; Stats. 1995 s. 49.133.
49.134 49.134 Child care resource and referral service grants.
49.134(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
49.134(1)(a) (a) "Indian tribe" means a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state.
49.134(1)(b) (b) "Local agency" means a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation or an Indian tribe that provides or proposes to provide child care resource and referral services that are funded under this section.
49.134(1)(c) (c) "Nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation" means a nonstock, nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181 that is exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) of the internal revenue code.
49.134(2) (2)Resource and referral service grants.
49.134(2)(a)(a) From the allocation under s. 49.131 (2) (c) 2., the department shall make grants to local agencies to fund child care resource and referral services provided by those local agencies. The department shall provide an allocation formula to determine the amount of a grant awarded under this section.
49.134(2)(c) (c) A local agency that is awarded a grant under this section shall contribute matching funds equal to 25% of the amount awarded under this section. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind goods or services, or both.
49.134(2)(d) (d) The department may award a grant under this section to a local agency only if that local agency meets any of the following requirements:
49.134(2)(d)1. 1. The local agency is solely in the business of providing child care resource and referral services.
49.134(2)(d)2. 2. If the local agency provides services, or is affiliated with a person who provides services, other than child care resource and referral services, the local agency, or the person with whom the local agency is affiliated, is not a provider of child care services or of early childhood education services and the local agency has an advisory committee to provide oversight for the portion of the local agency's services that are child care resource and referral services.
49.134(3) (3)Use of grant funds.
49.134(3)(a)(a) A local agency that is awarded a grant under this section may use the funds to provide any of the following services:
49.134(3)(a)1. 1. Technical assistance and support to child care providers.
49.134(3)(a)2. 2. Recruitment of child care providers in areas of need.
49.134(3)(a)3. 3. Information on the child care service options that are available in the community served by the local agency.
49.134(3)(a)4. 4. A data resource file that identifies the child care service options that are available in the community served by the local agency and that documents the requests and needs of parents in that community for child care services.
49.134(3)(a)5. 5. Programs or information on continuing education and training for child care providers.
49.134(3)(a)6. 6. Any other information regarding the availability and quality of child care services in the community served by the local agency.
49.134(3)(b) (b) A local agency that is awarded a grant under this section may not use the funds to supplant any other funds that the local agency uses to provide child care resource and referral services at the time of the awarding of the grant.
49.134(4) (4)Department responsibilities. The department shall do all of the following:
49.134(4)(a) (a) Administer, or contract for the administration of, the grant program under this section, provide an application procedure for that program and disburse funds awarded under that program.
49.134(4)(b) (b) Provide consultation and technical assistance to local agencies in the preparation of grant applications and the operation of child care resource and referral services programs funded under this section.
49.134(4)(c) (c) Monitor the child care resource and referral services provided by a grant recipient.
49.134 History History: 1991 a. 275; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27; 1995 a. 404 ss. 123 to 129; Stats. 1995 s. 49.134.
49.136 49.136 Child care start-up and expansion.
49.136(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
49.136(1)(b) (b) "Child care provider" means a provider licensed under s. 48.65, certified under s. 48.651 or established or contracted for under s. 120.13 (14).
49.136(1)(d) (d) "Day care center" means a facility operated by a child care provider that provides care and supervision for 4 or more children under 7 years of age for less than 24 hours a day.
49.136(1)(e) (e) "Day care program" means a program established and provided by a school board under s. 120.13 (14) or purchased by a school board from a provider licensed under s. 48.65, which combines care for a child who resides with a student parent who is a parent of that child with parenting education and experience for that student parent.
49.136(1)(g) (g) "Employer" means a person who engages the services of an employe, and includes the state, its political subdivisions and any office, department, independent agency, authority, institution, association, society or other body in state or local government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the courts and the legislature.
49.136(1)(j) (j) "Family day care center" means a day care center that provides care and supervision for not less than 4 nor more than 8 children.
49.136(1)(k) (k) "Group day care center" means a day care center that provides care and supervision for 9 or more children.
49.136(1)(m) (m) "Parent" means a parent, guardian, foster parent, treatment foster parent, legal custodian or a person acting in the place of a parent.
49.136(1)(n) (n) "Student parent" means a pupil who is enrolled in a middle school, junior high school or senior high school and who is a parent.
49.136(2) (2)Start-up and expansion.
49.136(2)(a)(a) From the allocation under s. 49.131 (2) (c) 1., the department shall award grants for the start-up or expansion of child care services.
49.136(2)(b) (b) The department shall attempt to award grants under this section to head start agencies designated under 42 USC 9836, employers that provide or wish to provide child care services for their employes, family day care centers, group day care centers and day care programs for the children of student parents.
49.136(2)(cm) (cm) A person who is awarded a grant under this subsection shall contribute matching funds equal to 25% of the amount awarded under this subsection. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind goods or services, or both.
49.136(6) (6)Limit on expenditure of funds. No funds provided under this section may be used for the purchase or improvement of land or for the purchase, construction or permanent improvement, other than minor remodeling, of any building or facility.
49.136(7) (7)Grant administration.
49.136(7)(a)(a) The department shall establish guidelines for eligibility for a grant under this section. The department need not promulgate those guidelines as rules under ch. 227.
49.136(7)(b) (b) The department may administer the grant application process under this section or contract for the administration of that process.
49.136 History History: 1991 a. 275; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27, 289; 1995 a. 404 ss. 131 to 141; Stats. 1995 s. 49.136.
49.137 49.137 Child care quality improvement.
49.137(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
49.137(1)(a) (a) "Child care provider" means a provider licensed under s. 48.65, certified under s. 48.651 or established or contracted for under s. 120.13 (14).
49.137(1)(b) (b) "Day care center" has the meaning given in s. 49.136 (1) (d).
49.137(1)(c) (c) "Family child care system" means a centralized administrative unit that offers technical assistance and support to a group of child care providers with the goal of improving child care services.
49.137(1)(d) (d) "Family day care center" has the meaning given in s. 49.136 (1) (j).
49.137(1)(e) (e) "Group day care center" has the meaning given in s. 49.136 (1) (k).
49.137(2) (2)Staff retention grants.
49.137(2)(a)(a) From the allocation under s. 49.131 (2) (c) 4., the department may award grants to child care providers that meet the quality of care standards established under s. 49.132 (4) (e) or 49.155 (6) to improve the retention of skilled and experienced child care staff. In awarding grants under this subsection, the department shall consider the applying child care provider's total enrollment of children and average enrollment of children who receive or are eligible for publicly funded care from the child care provider.
49.137(2)(b) (b) A child care provider that is awarded a grant under this subsection shall contribute matching funds equal to 25% of the amount awarded under this subsection. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind goods or services, or both.
49.137(2)(c) (c) A child care provider that is awarded a grant under this subsection may use the funds to provide advanced training for the child care provider's child care staff, to improve the salaries and benefits provided to the child care provider's child care staff and to undertake other activities or projects to improve the retention of the child care provider's child care staff.
49.137(3) (3)Quality improvement grants.
49.137(3)(a)(a) From the allocation under s. 49.131 (2) (c) 3., the department may award grants to child care providers for assistance in meeting the quality of care standards established under s. 49.132 (4) (e).
49.137(3)(b) (b) A child care provider that is awarded a grant under this subsection shall contribute matching funds equal to 25% of the amount awarded under this subsection. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind goods or services, or both.
49.137(3)(c) (c) A child care provider that is awarded a grant under this subsection shall use the grant funds to attempt to meet the quality of care standards established under s. 49.132 (4) (e) within 24 months after receipt of the grant.
49.137(4) (4)Training and technical assistance contracts. From the allocation under s. 49.131 (2) (c) 4., the department may contract with one or more agencies for the provision of training and technical assistance to improve the quality of child care provided in this state. The training and technical assistance activities contracted for under this subsection may include any of the following activities:
49.137(4)(a) (a) Developing and recommending to the department a system of higher reimbursement rates or a program of grants for child care providers that meet the quality of care standards established under s. 49.132 (4) (e).
49.137(4)(b) (b) Developing a plan for a uniform, statewide system of career development, credentialing and training for individuals who provide child care.
49.137(4)(c) (c) Disseminating to the public information about child care that meets the quality of care standards established under s. 49.132 (4) (e).
49.137(4)(d) (d) Providing informational resources to child care providers.
49.137(4)(e) (e) Providing advanced training to child care providers and the staff of child care providers.
49.137(4)(f) (f) Developing family child care systems.
49.137(4)(g) (g) Developing resources to provide child care in a generic setting for children with special needs.
49.137(4)(h) (h) Providing any other services to improve the availability and quality of child care in this state.
49.137(5) (5)Limit on expenditure of funds. No funds provided under this section may be used for the purchase or improvement of land or for the purchase, construction or permanent improvement, other than minor remodeling, of any building or facility.
49.137(6) (6)Grant administration. The department may administer the grant application processes under subs. (2) and (3) or contract for the administration of that process.
49.137 History History: 1991 a. 275; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27, 289; 1995 a. 404 ss. 142 to 161; Stats. 1995 s. 49.137.
49.138 49.138 Emergency assistance for families with needy children.
49.138(1)(1) The department shall implement a program of emergency assistance to needy persons in cases of fire, flood, natural disaster, homelessness or energy crisis. Eligibility shall not exceed the limitations for federal participation defined by applicable federal laws and regulations. The department shall establish the maximum amount of aid to be granted, except for cases of energy crisis, per family member based on the funding available under s. 20.445 (3) (dc) and (p). The department need not establish the maximum amount by rule under ch. 227. The department shall publish the maximum amount and annual changes to it in the Wisconsin administrative register. Emergency assistance provided to needy persons under this section in cases of homelessness may be used only to obtain a permanent living accommodation and, except as provided in sub. (2), may only be provided to a needy person once in a 36-month period. For the purposes of this section, a family is considered to be homeless if any of the following applies:
49.138(1)(a) (a) The family must leave its current housing because it is uninhabitable as determined by a local building inspector, a local health department or another appropriate local authority.
49.138(1)(b) (b) The family has a current residence that is a shelter designed for temporary accommodation such as a motel, hotel, shelter facility or transitional shelter facility.
49.138(1)(c) (c) A member of the family was a victim of domestic abuse, as defined in s. 968.075 (1) (a).
49.138(1)(d) (d) The family is without a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
49.138(1)(e) (e) The family is living in a place that is not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation.
49.138(2) (2) Emergency assistance provided to a person under sub. (1) (c) may be provided once in a 12-month period. 
49.138 History History: 1995 a. 289 ss. 83e, 103d.
49.141 49.141 Wisconsin works; general provisions.
49.141(1) (1) Definitions. As used in ss. 49.141 to 49.161:
49.141(1)(a) (a) "Community service job" means a work component of Wisconsin works administered under s. 49.147 (4).
49.141(1)(b) (b) "Custodial parent" means, with respect to a dependent child, a parent who resides with that child and, if there has been a determination of legal custody with respect to the dependent child, has legal custody of that child. For the purposes of this paragraph, "legal custody" has the meaning given in s. 767.001 (2) (a).
49.141(1)(c) (c) "Dependent child" means a person who resides with a parent and who is under the age of 18 or, if the person is a full-time student at a secondary school or a vocational or technical equivalent and is reasonably expected to complete the program before attaining the age of 19, is under the age of 19.
49.141(1)(d) (d) "Financial and employment planner" means a caseworker employed by a Wisconsin works agency who provides financial or employment counseling services to a participant.
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