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.
Individual placement and support. 46.545(1)(a)
The department shall create all of the following regional centers for individual placement and support for employment of individuals experiencing mental illness.
A region consisting of a consortium of counties in northeastern Wisconsin.
A region consisting of a consortium of counties in central Wisconsin.
A region consisting of a consortium of counties in southeastern Wisconsin.
The department shall ensure that each county in the state is served by one of the regional centers created under par. (a)
The department may contract with existing organizations or consortiums to create any regional center.
The department shall ensure that each regional center created under sub. (1) (a)
has access to the services of all of the following:
An individual placement and support trainer or mentor, who is responsible for the duties required of a trainer or mentor by an evidence-based individual placement and support model of supported employment.
An individual placement and support supervisor who is responsible for the duties required of a supervisor by an evidence-based individual placement and support model of supported employment.
The department shall award grants to county or tribal unit programs or employment sites implementing individual placement and support services or regional centers for any of the following activities:
Implementing individual placement and support programs.
Offsetting costs until a program is capable of billing the Medical Assistance program for any services covered under the Medical Assistance program.
Becoming a provider of vocational rehabilitation services through the department of workforce development.
An applicant for a grant under this subsection shall, in the grant application, identify future sources of possible funding to support the individual placement and support services program.
The department and regional centers shall provide or arrange for work incentive benefits counseling for individuals who are not receiving vocational rehabilitation services from the department of workforce development.
The department shall seek any approval from the federal department of health and human services that is necessary to obtain federal Medicaid matching funds, if available, for reimbursement of individual placement and support services.
History: 2013 a. 131
Grants for services to persons in treatment. 46.55(1)(1)
The department shall award grants to county departments under s. 46.23
for the purpose of providing services to persons who are receiving alcohol and other drug abuse treatment, including child care services for the children of the persons.
A county department under s. 46.23
may apply to the department for a grant under sub. (1)
. The department shall select applicants to receive grants under sub. (1)
based on criteria developed by the department.
A county department under s. 46.23
which receives a grant under sub. (1)
shall give priority for the services to a family whose income is below 150 percent of the poverty line, under 42 USC 9902
(2), or to a family with only one parent living in the home.
Within the limits of available funding under s. 20.435 (5) (mb)
, the department shall award grants under this section in a total amount for all grants of not more than $250,000 in each fiscal year.
Initiatives to provide coordinated services for children and families. 46.56(1)(1)
In this section:
“Administering agency" means a department designated by a county board of supervisors, by the Milwaukee County mental health board in Milwaukee County, or by a tribe to administer an initiative.
Actively supporting a child who is involved in 2 or more systems of care and his or her family under an initiative to enable their receipt of the full benefits of the initiative by ensuring that the coordinated services team approach to providing services and principles are followed.
Helping families of a child who is involved in 2 or more systems of care gain access to and a voice in the decision making that establishes the child's and family's plan of care.
Fostering strong working relationships among families, systems of care, and providers, with the goal of improving the lives of children who are involved in 2 or more systems of care and their families.
“Agency" means a public, tribal, or private organization that provides services and other resources for children and families.
“Child" means an individual under the age of 18.