An organization that receives a grant under this section shall provide matching funds or in-kind contributions that are equal to 25 percent of the amount of the grant. The department shall establish guidelines regarding which contributions qualify as in-kind contributions.
In funding new domestic abuse services, the department shall give preference to services in areas of the state where these services are not otherwise available.
Award $545,000 in grants in fiscal year 1997-98 and $995,000 in grants in each fiscal year thereafter to organizations for domestic abuse services that are targeted to children. In awarding the grants, the department shall use a competitive request-for-proposals process and, to the extent possible, shall ensure that the grants are equally distributed on a statewide basis.
Expend $20,700 each fiscal year to contract with a nonstate agency to do all of the following:
Act as liaison among local, state, federal and private housing agencies.
Coordinate and disseminate information on job training programs.
Circulate information on successful transitional living programs.
Expend $69,700 each fiscal year to provide ongoing training and technical assistance to do all of the following:
Educate organizations and advocates for victims of domestic abuse about the judicial system.
Award grants in each fiscal year to organizations to enhance support services. Funding may be used for such purposes as case management; children's programming; assisting victims of domestic abuse to find employment; and training in and activities promoting self-sufficiency.
Award grants in each fiscal year to organizations for domestic abuse services for individuals who are members of underserved populations, including racial minority group members and individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities.
Award a grant in each fiscal year to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence toward the cost of a staff person to provide assistance in obtaining legal services to domestic abuse victims.
Award a grant of $563,500 in each fiscal year to the Refugee Family Strengthening Project for providing domestic abuse services to the refugee population. Funding may be used to hire bilingual staff persons, especially those who speak Hmong.
(2m) Reporting requirements.
Any organization that receives a grant under this section shall report all of the following information to the department by February 15 annually:
The total expenditures that the organization made on domestic abuse services in the period for which the grant was provided.
The expenditures specified in par. (a)
by general category of domestic abuse services provided.
The number of persons served in the period for which the grant was provided by general type of domestic abuse service.
The number of persons who were in need of domestic abuse services in the period for which the grant was provided but who did not receive the domestic abuse services that they needed.
(3) Council on domestic abuse.
The council on domestic abuse shall:
Review applications for grants under this section and advise the secretary as to whether the applications should be approved or denied. The council shall consider the criteria under sub. (2) (b)
when reviewing the applications.
Advise the secretary and the legislature on matters of domestic abuse policy.
Develop with the judicial conference and provide without cost simplified forms for filing petitions for domestic abuse restraining orders and injunctions under s. 813.12
(4) List of eligible organizations. 49.165(4)(a)(a)
The department shall certify to the government accountability board, on a continuous basis, a list containing the name and address of each organization that is eligible to receive grants under sub. (2)
The department shall make available to law enforcement agencies a current list containing the name and address of each organization that is eligible to receive grants under sub. (2)
History: 1979 c. 111
; 1979 c. 355
; 1981 c. 20
, 2202 (20) (s)
; 1983 a. 27
, 2202 (20)
; 1983 a. 204
; 1985 a. 29
; 1987 a. 332
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9116 (5)
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2005 a. 25
; 2007 a. 1
; 2007 a. 20
; Stats. 2007 s. 49.165; 2011 a. 32
; 2013 a. 20
Alcohol and other drug abuse treatment grant program. 49.167(1)(1)
The department may award grants to counties, tribal governing bodies, and private entities to provide community-based alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs that are targeted at individuals who have a family income of not more than 200% of the poverty line and who are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et seq. and that do all of the following:
Meet the special needs of low-income persons with problems resulting from alcohol or other drug abuse.
Emphasize parent education, vocational and housing assistance and coordination with other community programs and with treatment under intensive care.
The department shall do all of the following with respect to any grants awarded under par. (a)
Award the grants in accordance with the department's request-for-proposal procedures.
Ensure that the grants are distributed in both urban and rural communities.
Evaluate the programs under the grants by use of client-outcome measurements that the department develops.
The department shall coordinate the grant program under this section with any similar grant program administered by the department of health services.
Literacy grants. 49.169(2)(2)
The department may award grants to qualified applicants for the provision of literacy training to individuals who are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
The department, in consultation with the technical college system board, the department of public instruction, and the governor's office, shall develop written criteria to be used to evaluate any grant proposals and to allocate any grants under this section among successful grant applicants.
The department shall require grant recipients to coordinate with the appropriate Wisconsin works agencies to ensure that those participants in Wisconsin works who are served by those Wisconsin works agencies and who need literacy training receive adequate literacy training.
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2003 a. 33
Public assistance and local assistance allocations. 49.175(1)(1)
Allocation of funds.
Except as provided in subs. (2)
, within the limits of the appropriations under s. 20.437 (2) (a)
, and (s)
and (3) (kp)
, the department shall allocate the following amounts for the following purposes:
Wisconsin Works benefits.
For Wisconsin Works benefits, $83,000,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $83,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Wisconsin Works agency contracts; job access loans.
For contracts with Wisconsin Works agencies under s. 49.143
and for job access loans under s. 49.147 (6)
, $58,336,500 in each fiscal year.
State administration of public assistance programs and overpayment collections.
For state administration of public assistance programs and the collection of public assistance overpayments, $15,080,200 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $15,295,800 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Public assistance program fraud and error reduction.
For activities to reduce fraud under s. 49.197 (1m)
and activities to reduce payment errors under s. 49.197 (3)
, $605,500 in each fiscal year.
For emergency assistance under s. 49.138
and for transfer to the department of administration for low-income energy or weatherization assistance programs, $8,500,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $8,400,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Grants for providing civil legal services.
For the grants under 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, section 9106 (2q)
, to Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc., for distribution to programs that provide civil legal services to low-income families, $500,000 in each fiscal year.
Transform Milwaukee and Transitional Jobs programs.
For contract costs under the Transform Milwaukee Jobs program and the Transitional Jobs program under s. 49.163
, $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $7,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Adult literacy grants.
For grants to qualified applicants under s. 49.169
to provide literacy training to adults who are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et seq., $41,600 in each fiscal year.
For services under the work experience program for noncustodial parents under s. 49.36
, $1,140,000 in each fiscal year.
Fostering futures: connections count.
For funding community connectors to interact with vulnerable families with young children and to connect families with formal and informal community support, $360,300 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Direct child care services.
For direct child care services under s. 49.155
, $262,064,700 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $280,719,700 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Child care state administration and licensing activities.
For state administration of child care programs under s. 49.155
and for child care licensing activities, $35,244,600 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $33,248,300 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Quality care for quality kids.
For the child care quality improvement activities specified in s. 49.155 (1g)
, $15,492,700 in each fiscal year.
Children of recipients of supplemental security income.
For payments made under s. 49.775
for the support of the dependent children of recipients of supplemental security income, $31,338,200 in each fiscal year.
Kinship care and long-term kinship care assistance.
For kinship care and long-term kinship care payments under s. 48.57 (3m) (am)
and (3n) (am)
, for assessments to determine eligibility for those payments, and for agreements under s. 48.57 (3t)
with the governing bodies of Indian tribes for the administration of the kinship care and long-term kinship care programs within the boundaries of the reservations of those tribes, $21,222,700 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $21,435,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Safety and out-of-home placement services.
For services provided to ensure the safety of children who the department or a county determines may remain at home if appropriate services are provided, and for services provided to families with children placed in out-of-home care, $3,647,200 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $5,392,700 in fiscal year 2016-17.
For services to prevent child abuse or neglect in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, $1,389,600 in each fiscal year.
General education development.
For general education development testing and preparation for individuals who are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et seq., $127,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $115,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
Wisconsin Community Services.
For a grant to Wisconsin Community Services for the community building workshop facilitator training to provide services that are targeted to individuals in the city of Milwaukee who are eligible for funds under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program under 42 USC 601
et seq., $400,000 in each fiscal year.
Grants to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
For grants to the Wisconsin Chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to fund programs that improve social, academic, and employment skills of youth who are eligible to receive temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et seq., focusing on study habits, intensive tutoring in math and English, and exposure to career options and role models, $1,175,000 in each fiscal year. Grants provided under this paragraph may not be used by the grant recipient to replace funding for programs that are being funded, when the grant proceeds are received, with moneys other than those from the appropriations specified in sub. (1) (intro.)
. The total amount of the grants includes funds for the Green Bay Boys and Girls Clubs for the BE GREAT: Graduate program in the amount of matching funds that the program provides, up to $75,000 in each fiscal year, to be used only for activities for which federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant moneys may be used.
Earned income tax credit supplement.
For the transfer of moneys from the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (2) (md)
to the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (2) (kf)
for the earned income tax credit, $67,600,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $69,700,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
The department may reallocate funds that are allocated under a paragraph under sub. (1)
for any purpose specified in a paragraph under sub. (1)
if the secretary of administration approves the reallocation.
If the amounts of federal block grant moneys that are required to be credited to the appropriation accounts under s. 20.437 (2) (mc)
are less than the amounts appropriated under s. 20.437 (2) (mc)
, the department shall submit a plan to the secretary of administration for reducing the amounts of moneys allocated under sub. (1)
. If the secretary of administration approves the plan, the amounts of moneys required to be allocated under sub. (1)
may be reduced as proposed by the department and the department shall allocate the moneys as specified in the plan.
(3) Limit on certain funds.
Moneys from the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (3) (kp)
for the allocations specified in sub. (1)
shall be limited to $4,730,300 and may be expended only for obligations incurred between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.
History: 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2007 a. 5
; 2009 a. 2
; 2011 a. 10
; 2013 a. 20
; 2015 a. 55
Aid to families with dependent children. 49.19(1)(a)(a)
In this section, "dependent child" means a child under the age of 18 or, if the child is a full-time student at a secondary school or its vocational or technical equivalent and is reasonably expected to complete the program before reaching 19, is under the age of 19, who:
Has been deprived of parental support or care by reason of the death, continued absence from the home other than absence occasioned solely by reason of the performance of active duty in the uniformed services of the United States, unemployment or incapacity of a parent; and
Is living with a parent; a blood relative, including those of half-blood, and including first cousins, nephews or nieces and persons of preceding generations as denoted by prefixes of grand, great or great-great; a stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother or stepsister; a person who legally adopts the child or is the adoptive parent of the child's parent, a natural or legally adopted child of such person or a relative of an adoptive parent; or a spouse of any person named in this subparagraph even if the marriage is terminated by death or divorce; and is living in a residence maintained by one or more of these relatives as the child's or their own home, or living in a residence maintained by one or more of these relatives as the child's or their own home because the parents of the child have been found unfit to have care and custody of the child; or
Is living in a foster home licensed under s. 48.62
if a license is required under that section, in a foster home located within the boundaries of a federally recognized American Indian reservation in this state and licensed by the tribal governing body of the reservation, in a group home licensed under s. 48.625
, or in a residential care center for children and youth licensed under s. 48.60
, and has been placed in the foster home, group home, or center by a county department under s. 46.215
, or 46.23
, by the department, by the department of corrections, or by a federally recognized American Indian tribal governing body in this state under an agreement with a county department.
Any individual may apply for aid to families with dependent children and shall have opportunity to do so. Application for aid shall be made on forms prescribed by the department. Any person having knowledge that any child is dependent upon the public for proper support or that the interest of the public requires that such child be granted aid may bring the facts to the notice of an agency administering such aid in the county in which the child resides.
"Aid to families with dependent children" means money payments with respect to, or vendor payments as prescribed by the department, or medical care in behalf of or any type of remedial care recognized under subs. (1)
or s. 49.46
or necessary burial expenses as defined in sub. (5)
in behalf of a dependent child or dependent children.
"Aid to families with dependent children" also includes such aid to meet the needs of the relative with whom any dependent child is living and the spouse of the relative if:
The spouse is living with the relative, the relative is the child's parent and the child is a dependent child by reason of the physical or mental incapacity of a parent; or