16.306(3) (3)Reporting. Each recipient of a grant under this section shall annually provide all of the following information to the department:
16.306(3)(a) (a) The total number of persons served.
16.306(3)(b) (b) The length of stay in housing of each person served.
16.306(3)(c) (c) The housing and employment status of each person served, at the time that the person leaves the housing program.
16.306(3)(d) (d) Any other information that the department determines to be necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the housing program operated by the recipient.
16.306 History History: 1991 a. 39, 269; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33 s. 156; Stats. 2003 s. 560.9806; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32 ss. 3455m to 3456m; Stats. 2011 s. 16.306; 2013 a. 166 s. 76; 2017 a. 59.
16.306 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Adm 87, Wis. adm. code.
16.307 16.307 Grants to alleviate homelessness.
16.307(1)(1)Grants. From moneys available under s. 20.505 (7) (h), the department shall make grants to organizations, including organizations operated for profit, that provide shelter or services to homeless individuals or families.
16.307(2) (2)Supplemental funds. The department shall ensure that grants awarded under sub. (1) are not used to supplant other state funds available for homelessness prevention or services to homeless individuals or families.
16.307(2m) (2m)Report. Annually, the department shall submit a report to the speaker of the assembly, the president of the senate and to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3) that summarizes how much money was received in the previous year and how that money was distributed.
16.307(3) (3)Rules. The department shall promulgate rules establishing procedures and eligibility criteria for grants under this section.
16.307 History History: 1993 a. 33; 1997 a. 27; 2003 a. 33 s. 158; Stats. 2003 s. 560.9807; 2011 a. 32 s. 3457m; Stats. 2011 s. 16.307.
16.307 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Adm 87, Wis. adm. code.
16.308 16.308 Grants for the provision of shelter for homeless individuals and families.
16.308(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
16.308(1)(a) (a) “Current operating budget" means the budget for the calendar or fiscal year during which an application is submitted, including all sources and amounts of revenue and all actual and planned expenditures.
16.308(1)(b) (b) “Eligible applicant" means any of the following:
16.308(1)(b)1. 1. A county or municipal governing body.
16.308(1)(b)2. 2. A county or municipal governmental agency.
16.308(1)(b)3. 3. A community action agency.
16.308(1)(b)4. 4. A private nonprofit organization, as defined under s. 108.02 (19), or a nonstock corporation that is organized under ch. 181 and that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
16.308(1)(b)5. 5. A federally recognized American Indian tribe or band.
16.308(1)(b)6. 6. A housing and community development authority.
16.308(1)(b)7. 7. An organization operated for profit.
16.308(1)(c) (c) “Proposed operating budget" means the budget proposed for the calendar or fiscal year following the year in which an application is submitted, including all anticipated revenue other than the amount sought in the grant application and all planned expenditures.
16.308(1)(d) (d) “Shelter facility" means a temporary place of lodging for homeless individuals or families.
16.308(2) (2)
16.308(2)(a)(a) From the appropriations under s. 20.505 (7) (fm) and (h), the department shall award grants to eligible applicants for the purpose of supplementing the operating budgets of agencies and shelter facilities that have or anticipate a need for additional funding because of the renovation or expansion of an existing shelter facility, the development of an existing building into a shelter facility, the expansion of shelter services for homeless persons, or an inability to obtain adequate funding to continue the provision of an existing level of services.
16.308(2)(b) (b) The department shall allocate funds from the appropriations under s. 20.505 (7) (fm) and (h) for temporary shelter for homeless individuals and families as follows:
16.308(2)(b)1. 1. At least $400,000 in each year to eligible applicants located in Milwaukee County.
16.308(2)(b)2. 2. At least $66,500 in each year to eligible applicants located in Dane County.
16.308(2)(b)3. 3. At least $100,000 in each year to eligible applicants not located in Milwaukee County or Dane County.
16.308(2)(b)4. 4. In addition to the amounts under subds. 1. to 3., no more than $183,500 in each year to eligible applicants without restriction as to the location of the applicants.
16.308(3) (3)Application.
16.308(3)(a) (a) An eligible applicant which is not located in Dane County or Milwaukee County may submit an application for one of the following:
16.308(3)(a)1. 1. A grant of not more than 50 percent of the current or proposed operating budget of a shelter facility operated by the applicant.
16.308(3)(a)2. 2. A grant of not more than 50 percent of the portion of the applicant's current or proposed operating budget allocated for providing homeless individuals with vouchers that may be exchanged for temporary shelter.
16.308(3)(am) (am) An eligible applicant located in Dane County or Milwaukee County may submit an application for one of the following:
16.308(3)(am)3. 3. A grant of not more than 50 percent of the total current or proposed operating budgets of one or more shelter facilities from which the applicant purchases shelter for homeless persons and to which the applicant will distribute the money it receives under conditions described in the application.
16.308(3)(am)4. 4. A grant of not more than 50 percent of the total current or proposed operating budgets of 2 or more shelter facilities which the applicant represents and to which the applicant will distribute the money received under conditions described in the application.
16.308(3)(b) (b) Applications shall be submitted in the form required by the department and shall be accompanied by the current or proposed operating budget or both, as required by the department, of each shelter facility or agency that will, directly or indirectly, receive any of the grant money, and an explanation of why the shelter facility or agency has or anticipates a need for additional funding.
16.308(3m) (3m)Grant eligibility. In awarding grants under this section, the department shall consider whether the community in which an eligible applicant provides services has a coordinated system of services for homeless individuals and families.
16.308(4) (4)Rule making required. The department shall promulgate by rule both of the following:
16.308(4)(a) (a) Criteria for awarding grants.
16.308(4)(b) (b) Criteria for determining whether an agency that operates a shelter facility or program is eligible for a grant.
16.308(5) (5)Prohibited uses. The department may not provide a grant for any of the following purposes:
16.308(5)(a) (a) The construction of a new shelter facility.
16.308(5)(b) (b) The operation of a shelter care facility licensed under ch. 48.
16.308(5)(c) (c) The operation of a facility or private home providing shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
16.308(5)(d) (d) The operation of an agency that provides only information, referral or relocation services.
16.308 History History: 1985 a. 29, 276; 1987 a. 27, 399; 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39 s. 1378; Stats. 1991 s. 16.352; 1993 a. 16, 374; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27, 79; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33 s. 159; Stats. 2003 s. 560.9808; 2011 a. 32 s. 3458m; Stats. 2011 s. 16.308.
16.308 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Adm 86, Wis. adm. code.
16.3085 16.3085 Homeless case management services grants.
16.3085(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “shelter facility” has the meaning given in s. 16.308 (1) (d).
16.3085(2) (2)Grants.
16.3085(2)(a) (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (7) (kg), the department may award up to 10 grants, of up to $50,000 each, annually to any shelter facility.
16.3085(2)(b) (b) A shelter facility shall use all grant moneys awarded to it under par. (a) for the purpose of providing intensive case management services to homeless families, including any of the following:
16.3085(2)(b)1. 1. Services related to financial management.
16.3085(2)(b)2. 2. Employment-related services, including connecting parents who are job training graduates or who have a recent work history with their local workforce development board established under 29 USC 2832 and assisting them with using the job center website maintained by the department of workforce development.
16.3085(2)(b)3. 3. Services intended to ensure continuation of school enrollment for children.
16.3085(2)(b)4. 4. Services related to the enrollment of unemployed or underemployed parents in a food stamp employment and training program under s. 49.79 (9) or in the Wisconsin Works program under ss. 49.141 to 49.161.
16.3085 History History: 2017 a. 59; 2017 a. 365 s. 112.
16.309 16.309 Community development block grant programs.
16.309(1)(1)The department may administer programs, including the housing improvement grant program, the initial rehabilitation grant program, the community development grant program, and the revolving loan fund program, that are funded by a community development block grant, 42 USC 5301 to 5320.
16.309(2) (2)The department may promulgate rules to administer this section.
16.309(3) (3)Notwithstanding sub. (2), the department shall promulgate rules that specify that an applicant for funds under a program under this section shall be eligible to receive funds under the program in the year following the year for which the applicant submits an application, without having to submit another application for that following year, if all of the following apply:
16.309(3)(a) (a) The applicant is an eligible applicant under the terms of the program.
16.309(3)(b) (b) The applicant did not receive funds under the program in the year for which the application was submitted.
16.309 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 27 s. 9116 (5); 1997 a. 27; 2003 a. 33 s. 160; Stats. 2003 s. 560.9809; 2011 a. 32 s. 3459m; Stats. 2011 s. 16.309; 2013 a. 20.
16.309 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Adm 90 and 93, Wis. adm. code.
16.310 16.310 Use of surplus state-owned real property.
16.310(1)(1)Definitions. In this section “state agency" means an office, commission, department, or independent agency in the executive branch of state government.
16.310(2) (2)Transfer of real property to the department.
16.310(2)(a)(a) The department shall petition the head of any state agency having jurisdiction over real property that the department determines to be suitable for surplus.
16.310(2)(b) (b) The head of the state agency having jurisdiction over the real property shall notify the department in writing whether or not the state agency considers the real property to be surplus.
16.310(2)(c) (c) If the state agency considers the real property to be surplus, if the department determines that the real property is suitable by, the state agency shall transfer the real property, without payment, to the department for purposes of transfer to an applicant under sub. (3).
16.310(3) (3)Transfer of real property. The department may transfer real property obtained under sub. (2) to an applicant under a written agreement that includes a provision that the applicant agrees to pay the department an amount to utilize the real property in conformance with the agreement.
16.310(4) (4)Recording. The department shall record the agreement under sub. (3) in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the real property subject to the agreement is located.
16.310(5) (5)Nonapplication. This section does not apply to property that is authorized to be sold or leased as provided in s. 16.848 while an offer of sale, sale, or lease agreement is pending or while the property is leased.
16.310 History History: 1991 a. 39; 2001 a. 103; 2003 a. 33 s. 161; Stats. 2003 s. 560.9810; 2005 a. 25; 2011 a. 32 s. 3460m; Stats. 2011 s. 16.310; 2013 a. 20.
16.313 16.313 Employment grants.
16.313(1)(1)In this section, “municipality” means a county, city, village, or town.
16.313(2) (2)
16.313(2)(a)(a) Any municipality may apply for a grant under this section.
16.313(2)(b) (b) The department may award a grant of up to $75,000 to a municipality that submits an application under par. (a). The grant and all moneys contributed by the municipality under sub. (3) shall be used for the purpose of connecting homeless individuals with permanent employment.
16.313(3) (3)A municipality receiving a grant under sub. (2) shall itself contribute at least $50,000 for the purpose specified in sub. (2) (b).
16.313(4) (4)In considering grant applications submitted under sub. (2) (a), the department shall 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.
16.313(5) (5)In considering grant applications submitted under sub. (2) (a), the department shall give preference to a municipality that places a priority on using the grant moneys and the moneys contributed by the municipality under sub. (3) for the purpose of paying the wages of homeless individuals participating in the grant program under this section.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on August 19, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 19, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-19-19)