DCFS INFO MEMO 2001- 03

   February 12, 2001

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

 

To: County Board Chairpersons
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
        Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: Federal Policy on Serving Persons with Limited English Proficiency

The Division of Children and Family Services has received a federal policy from the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Program on providing language assistance to clients. Since the Community Aids funds your county receives from the Department contain SSBG dollars, this policy needs to be followed.

Essentially, this policy says that recipients of SSBG dollars must take adequate steps to ensure that persons who have limited English proficiently receive, free of charge, language assistance so that they can have meaningful access to services. We have attached the federal policy for your information.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mark Campbell, Director
Bureau of Programs and Policies
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 266-6799

Attachment:  

Policy Guidance on Serving Persons with Limited English Proficiency 
(PDF 12 kb)

cc: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

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