STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services
DCFS MEMO SERIES 99-03 /Action
February 5, 1999

Re: TITLE IV-E INCENTIVE FUNDING

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Program Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
   Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Direct Services Supervisors
Licensing Chiefs/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator

ACTION STATEMENT

Submit CY 1999 plan and report outlining progress in addressing CY 1998 plan by February 26.

Last year the Department distributed $6,750,000 in federal Title IV-E Incentive Funds to counties. We were able to claim these additional federal IV-E funds as a result of a review by this Department and MAXIMUS. Funds will be allocated to counties again in CY 1999. Dollar amounts will be the same as in CY 1998.

Statutory provisions require each county to spend a minimum of 50% of the annual allocation for children who are at risk of abuse or neglect to prevent the need for child abuse and neglect intervention services. The remaining funds are to be expended for services and projects to assist children and families.

A final report that addresses your county’s progress in achieving the plan that you submitted for the utilization of CY 1998 Title IV Incentive funds is due by February 26. The report should identify each measurable goal/objective established for 1998 and your agency’s results in achieving them.

Also by February 26, each county must also submit a plan outlining the program and measurable outcomes you anticipate addressing in CY 1999.

Staff of the Bureau of Programs and Policies, the Bureau of Community and Family Development and Area Administration from the Office of Strategic Finance will be available to provide technical assistance.

Program reports for CY 1998 and plans for CY 1999 should be sent to the Area Administrator with a copy to Mary Conroy, Division of Children and Family Services, 1 W. Wilson Street,
P. O. Box 8916, Madison, WI 53708-8916

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mary Conroy
DCFS/BPP
1 W. Wilson St.
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 267-7287

Sharon Lewandowski
DCFS/BCFD
1 W. Wilson St.
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 266-0700


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