Date of enactment: April 4, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 787   Date of publication*: April 5, 2018
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to create 20.437 (1) (bg) of the statutes; relating to: funding for grants to support foster parents and foster children and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
260,1 Section 1. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
260,2 Section 2. 20.437 (1) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
20.437 (1) (bg) Grants to support foster parents and children. The amounts in the schedule for grants by the department of children and families under 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 3 .
260,3 Section 3 . Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Grants to support foster parents and children. The department of children and families shall distribute not more than $400,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 in grants to counties, nonprofit organizations, or tribes for the purpose of supporting foster parents and providing normalcy for children in out-of-home care. Qualifying expenses may include incentives for the retention of foster parents, enhancing foster parent education, and reimbursing foster parents for foster care related expenses. The department shall conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of the grant program in achieving its stated goals and, by June 30, 2021, shall submit a report on that evaluation to the appropriate standing committees under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes.