Carry-over of community aids funds.
Funds allocated by the department under ss. 46.495 (1) (d)
, 46.87 (3) (c) 4.
and 51.423 (2)
but not spent or encumbered by counties, governing bodies of federally recognized American Indian tribes or private nonprofit organizations by December 31 of each year and funds recovered under ss. 46.495 (2) (b)
and 51.423 (15)
and deposited in the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (b)
lapse to the general fund on the succeeding January 1 unless carried forward to the next calendar year under s. 20.435 (7) (b)
or as follows:
Except as provided in par. (b)
, at the request of a county, tribal governing body, or private nonprofit organization, the department shall carry forward up to 3 percent of the total amount allocated to the county, tribal governing body, or nonprofit organization for a calendar year. All funds carried forward for a tribal governing body or nonprofit organization and all funds allocated under s. 46.40 (2m)
carried forward for a county shall be used for the purpose for which the funds were originally allocated. Other funds carried forward under this paragraph may be used for any purpose under s. 20.435 (7) (b)
, except that a county may not use any funds carried forward under this paragraph for administrative or staff costs. An allocation of carried-forward funding under this paragraph does not affect a county's base allocations under s. 46.40 (2)
, and (9)
The department may not carry forward funds allocated to a private nonprofit organization for a calendar year for use in the next calendar year unless the organization continues to be eligible to receive an allocation under s. 46.87 (4)
in the next calendar year.
The department may carry forward 10 percent of any funds specified in sub. (3)
that are not carried forward under sub. (3)
for emergencies, for justifiable unit services costs above planned levels, and for increased costs due to population shifts. An allocation of carried-forward funding under this paragraph does not affect a county's base allocations under s. 46.40 (2)
, and (9)
Grants for nonnarcotic drug treatment in county jails. 46.47(1)(1)
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (bd)
, the department shall award grants to provide nonnarcotic drug treatment as provided in sub. (2)
to a county or federally recognized American Indian tribe or band that meets all of the following criteria:
The county or tribe has a county or tribal jail.
The county or tribe provides care coordination for inmates exiting county or tribal jail.
The county or tribe has identified how it will use care coordination to ensure that all program participants are enrolled in Medical Assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49
and will continue to receive treatment after an inmate leaves county or tribal jail custody.
Grant funds awarded under sub. (1)
may be used only to provide nonnarcotic, non-addictive, injectable medically assisted treatment to inmates of county or tribal jails who voluntarily receive the treatment within the 5 days immediately preceding release from jail into the community.
The department shall provide application procedures for awarding grants to counties or tribes under sub. (1)
in accordance with the department's request-for-proposal procedures.
History: 2017 a. 261
; s. 35.17 correction in (1) (intro.).
Grants for community programs. 46.48(4)
(4) Treatment alternative program.
For grants under s. 46.65
, the department shall award not more than $261,300 in each fiscal year as grants to applicants that have previously received grants under s. 46.65
(5) Alcohol and other drug abuse residential treatment.
For funding of at least 8 beds at a community-based residential facility in which English and Spanish are spoken, to provide treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse to residents of a 1st class city, the department may distribute not more than $248,200 for each fiscal year as a grant to the New Beginning residential treatment program in the city of Milwaukee.
(8) Prisoner reintegration program. 46.48(8)(b)
The department shall award $125,000 in each fiscal year as a grant to an organization or a group of organizations to provide a pilot program in Milwaukee County for prisoner reintegration.
The department shall provide application procedures and selection criteria for awarding the grant under par. (b)
in accordance with that department's request-for-proposal procedures.
The program under par. (b)
shall provide at least all of the following:
The use of liaisons to meet with prospective program participants to provide information about the program and to assist program participants, prior to their release on extended supervision or parole, in planning for and obtaining the housing, employment, education and treatment that they will need upon release.
The use of mentors to assist participants in their reintegration into the community.
(13) Supported employment opportunities.
The department shall distribute at least $60,000 in each fiscal year for programs to provide supported employment opportunities for severely disabled persons.
(14) Epilepsy services grants.
The department shall distribute not more than $150,000 in each fiscal year for grants under s. 46.57
for services to persons with epilepsy.
(18) Outreach services.
The department shall distribute $84,000 in each fiscal year as grants to community organizations in southeastern and south central Wisconsin to provide outreach services relating to health, mental health, housing, assisted living, domestic violence, and other services.
(26) Community improvement job training.
The department shall award $250,000 in each fiscal year, beginning in fiscal year 1994-95, as a grant to a community organization to conduct a community improvement job training program which shall do all of the following:
Provide job training, counseling and education for persons 16 to 23 years of age who reside in neighborhoods that have gang problems.
Provide projects to rebuild and strengthen neighborhoods that have gang problems.
Assist program participants who want to start their own small businesses by referring those participants to sources of grants, loans, venture capital and other funding and by assisting those participants with the funding application process.
Encourage former gang members to participate in the program.
(29) ARC Community Services, Inc.
The department shall distribute $175,000 in each fiscal year to ARC Community Services, Inc., for a program to provide substance abuse day treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.
(30) Substance abuse treatment grants. 46.48(30)(a)(a)
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (bc)
, the department shall distribute grants on a competitive basis to county departments of social services and to private nonprofit organizations, as defined in s. 103.21 (2)
, for the provision of alcohol and other drug abuse treatment services in counties with a population of 750,000 or more. Grants distributed under this subsection may be used only to provide treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse to individuals who are eligible for federal temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et. seq. and who have a family income of not more than 200 percent of the poverty line, as defined in s. 49.001 (5)
Notwithstanding par. (a)
, the department may distribute grants under par. (a)
only to the extent that the distribution meets the maintenance-of-effort requirement under the federal temporary assistance for needy families program under 42 USC 601
(31) Peer run respite centers.
The department may distribute not more than $1,200,000 in each fiscal year, beginning in fiscal year 2014-15, to regional peer run respite centers for individuals with mental health and substance abuse concerns.
(32) Peer-run respite center contracts.
The department shall contract with a peer-run organization to establish peer-run respite centers for individuals experiencing mental health conditions or substance abuse. Notwithstanding sub. (1)
, the department may make payments to an organization that establishes peer-run respite centers that provide services to veterans from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (kp)
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1989 a. 122
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2007 a. 20
; 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 10
; 2013 a. 20
; 2017 a. 59
; 2017 a. 207
Mental health services for severely emotionally disturbed children. 46.485(2g)
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (4) (b)
, the department may in each fiscal year transfer funds to the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (kc)
for distribution under this section and from the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (7) (mb)
the department may not distribute more than $1,330,500 in each fiscal year to applying counties in this state that meet all of the following requirements, as determined by the department:
The county receives any grant for services to severely emotionally disturbed children.
The county is in compliance with the requirements of s. 46.56
, except that the county need not receive funding under s. 46.56 (15)
The county submits to the department a plan that specifies the proposed use of funds to implement the program under this section, including, at the time of termination of funding under this section, enrollment of children served under the program in a limited service health organization that covers both inpatient and outpatient expenses.
The county provides service coordination, as defined in s. 46.56 (1) (L)
, on behalf of a child with a serious emotional disturbance and the child's family in the county.
The amount that the department may transfer under sub. (2g)
for counties may not exceed the estimated state share of payments under s. 49.45
, or 49.471
for mental health care and treatment that is provided in inpatient facilities for children with severe emotional disturbances.
Funds that are distributed under sub. (2g)
may be used for all of the following:
Mental health care and treatment, other than care and treatment under s. 51.35 (3)
, in an inpatient facility for children with severe emotional disturbances.
Community mental health services for children with severe emotional disturbances.
Funds from the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (5) (kc)
that the department does not distribute to a county before 24 months after June 30 of the fiscal year in which the department allocated the funds to the county under sub. (2g)
lapse to the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (4) (b)
. A county may at any time expend funds that the department distributes to the county, consistent with the requirements under sub. (3m)
The county receiving funds under sub. (2g)
is not liable for payment for any care and treatment of the type authorized to be paid under sub. (3m)
that is above the amount transferred under sub. (2g) (intro.)
Allocation of federal funds for community aids. 46.49(1)(1)
If the department receives unanticipated federal community mental health services block grant funds under 42 USC 300x
or federal prevention and treatment of substance abuse block grant funds under 42 USC 300x-21
and if the department proposes to allocate the unanticipated funds so that an allocation limit in s. 46.40
is exceeded, the department shall submit a plan for the proposed allocation to the secretary of administration. If the secretary of administration approves the plan, he or she shall submit it to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary of administration that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan within 14 working days after the date of his or her submittal, the department may implement the plan, notwithstanding any allocation limits under s. 46.40
. If within 14 working days after the date of the submittal by the secretary of administration the cochairpersons of the committee notify him or her that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan, the department may implement the plan, notwithstanding s. 46.40
, only with the approval of the committee.
If the department receives unanticipated federal social services block grant funds under 42 USC 1397
, the department shall deposit the moneys in the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (o)
, unless the funds are for a specified purpose that is not included in s. 20.435 (7) (o)
, in which case the department shall deposit the moneys in the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (md)
, as appropriate.
Distribution of community aids funds to counties. 46.495(1)(d)
From the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (b)
, the department shall distribute the funding for social services to county departments under ss. 46.215
, and 46.23
as provided under s. 46.40
. County matching funds are required for the distributions under s. 46.40 (2)
, and (9) (b)
. Each county's required match for the distribution under s. 46.40 (2)
shall be specified in a schedule established annually by the department. Each county's required match for the distribution under s. 46.40 (8)
for a year equals 9.89 percent of the total of the county's distributions under s. 46.40 (8)
for that year for which matching funds are required plus the amount the county was required by s. 46.26 (2) (c)
, 1985 stats., to spend for juvenile delinquency-related services from its distribution for 1987. Each county's required match for the distribution under s. 46.40 (9) (b)
for a year equals 9.89 percent of that county's amounts described in s. 46.40 (9) (ar) (intro.)
for that year. Matching funds may be from county tax levies, federal and state revenue sharing funds, or private donations to the county that meet the requirements specified in s. 51.423 (5)
. Private donations may not exceed 25 percent of the total county match. If the county match is less than the amount required to generate the full amount of state and federal funds distributed for this period, the decrease in the amount of state and federal funds equals the difference between the required and the actual amount of county matching funds.
The department shall prorate the amount allocated to any county department under s. 46.215
under par. (d)
to reflect actual federal funds available.
If any state matching funds allocated under par. (d)
to match county funds are not claimed, the funds shall be redistributed for the purposes the department designates.
The county allocation to match aid increases shall be included in the contract under s. 46.031 (2g)
and approved by January 1 of the year for which funds are allocated, in order to generate state aid matching funds. All funds allocated under par. (d)
shall be included in the contract under s. 46.031 (2g)
The county treasurer and each director of a county department under s. 46.215
shall monthly certify under oath to the department in such manner as the department prescribes the claim of the county for state reimbursement under this section and if the department approves such claim it shall certify to the department of administration for reimbursement to the county for amounts due under this subsection and payment claimed to be made to the counties monthly. The department may make advance payments prior to the beginning of each month equal to one-twelfth of the contracted amount.
To facilitate prompt reimbursement the certificate of the department may be based on the certified statements of the county officers filed under par. (a)
. Funds recovered from audit adjustments from a prior fiscal year may be included in subsequent certifications only to pay counties owed funds as a result of any audit adjustment. By September 30 of each year the department shall submit a report to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
on funds recovered and paid out during the previous calendar year as a result of audit adjustments.
State mental health authority.
In order to promote coordination and efficient development of mental health services by the state and by municipalities in the state, the department is declared to be the state mental health authority of Wisconsin and as such is authorized to receive federal grants in aid and to cooperate with the federal government in promoting the extension of such services.
Systems change grants.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md)
, the department shall distribute funds to each grant recipient under this section so as to permit initial phasing in of recovery-oriented system changes, prevention and early intervention strategies, and consumer and family involvement for individuals with mental illness. At least 10 percent of the funds distributed shall be for children with mental illness.
Mental health treatment provider training.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md)
, the department may not distribute more than $182,000 in each fiscal year to provide training for mental health treatment professionals on new mental health treatment approaches in working with special populations, including seriously mentally ill individuals and children with serious emotional disturbances, and on the use of new mental health treatment medications.
Crisis intervention training grants.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (cd)
, the department shall award grants in the total amount of $250,000 in each fiscal biennium for mental health crisis intervention team training for law enforcement agencies, as described in s. 165.77 (1) (c)
, and correctional officers, as defined in s. 102.475 (8) (a)
History: 2013 a. 126
Crisis program enhancement grants.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (cf)
, the department shall award grants in the total amount of $250,000 in each fiscal biennium to counties or regions comprised of multiple counties to establish or enhance crisis programs to serve individuals having crises in rural areas. The department shall award a grant under this section in an amount equal to one-half the amount of money the county or region provides to establish or enhance crisis programs.
History: 2013 a. 132
; 2019 a. 9
Consumer and family self-help and peer-support programs.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (md)
, the department shall distribute $874,000 in each fiscal year to increase support for mental health family support projects, employment projects operated by consumers of mental health services, mental health crisis intervention and drop-in projects, and public mental health information activities.