DCFS INFO MEMO 98-07

                     July 2, 1998

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services 

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
DCFS Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Division of Children and Family Services
Re: Title IV-E Incentive Funding

Several months ago, you received an announcement about the availability of Title IV-E incentive funds (Numbered Memo DCFS-98-02 on Title IV-E Incentive Funding). Although there was some reference to program reporting, this memo is intended to provide additional guidelines concerning program reporting for this year as well as some direction for the next calendar year.

Specifically with regard to this year, you should submit a brief description of what you plan to do with funds for CY 1998. The narrative should include a description of anticipated measurable outcomes. For example, if you plan to provide a specific program to prevent out-of-home care, the narrative should include statements of what services will be provided and what the anticipated outcome of service provision will be, such as a reduction in a specific number or percentage of foster home placements. In addition, the description should include reference as to how the county will, if appropriate, link these new services with the Family Preservation and Support governing committee. If there is a Tribe in the county, the report should also contain a description of how you plan to work with the Tribe to achieve the stated outcomes. The plan is due
August 1, 1998.

A final report that addresses your agency’s progress in achieving the plan and anticipated outcomes is due January 1, 1999. At the same time, you should also submit a plan similar to the narrative you prepared the previous year outlining the program and the measurable outcomes you anticipate addressing during CY 1999.

Staff from the Bureau of Programs and Policies and the Bureau of Community and Family Development will be available to provide technical assistance on development of the plan and the related outcomes.

All program reports noted above should be sent to the Area Administrator with a copy to Mary Conroy, Division of Children and Family Services, 1 West Wilson Street, P. O. Box 8916, Madison, WI 53708-8916.

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mary Conroy
DCFS/BPP
1 West Wilson Street
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53608-8916
(608) 267-7287
Judy Sikora
DCFS/BCFD
1 West Wilson Street
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53608-8916
(608) 266-2018

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