The purpose of this memo is to provide you with notification of your CY 2000 Community Aids Allocations. All of the figures in this allocation notice cover calendar year 2000.
The following information is described in this memo:
I. Background on the 2000 Community Aids Allocation
- Public Participation Process Planning
The attached chart reflects a net decrease of the CY2000 BCA of .25%. This decrease is based upon the following factors:
When final budget action at the federal level is taken, we will inform you of the effect on Community Aids. Until such time, the attached allocations are what you should work with for local budget planning.
Carry-over Community Aids Funds. The county can carry over up to 3% of the following:
Basic County Allocation
The AODA Block Grant Allocation and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Allocation funds carried over must be used for their original purpose. The other funds become general carry-over funds and are made available on a one-time basis after the previous years contract has been reconciled.
Planning and Budgeting Requirements
Counties must meet the requirements in s.46.031(3)(b) for Departmental approval of a public participation process for counties without a citizen advisory committee. Counties without a citizen advisory committee must use the attached updated version of Form 4 and instructions (Attachment II - Public Participation Planning Process).
Counties are required to submit to the Department a proposed budget. See DCFS Numbered Memo 95-48 for information on this process.
Finally, it should be noted that the Council on Developmental Disabilities (WCDD), under s. 51.437(2)(a)3, Wisconsin Stats., has review and advisory responsibilities on community budgets and plans for programs affecting persons with developmental disabilities. The Council will issue instructions which enable it to carry out these responsibilities.
ALLOCATION INFORMATION - SOCIAL SERVICES - COMMUNITY SERVICES - HUMAN SERVICES
Basic County Allocation (also see CARS Lines 561 and 681)
The amounts reflect state budget levels and the most recent information regarding the federal budget. In addition, county departments of human services and social services have funds for foster care rate increases and the former Kinship Foster Care benefit and assessment allocations folded into the BCA. The state wide amount for these items is $1,988,500. These dollars were distributed to agencies based upon the average of the 1997 and 1998 foster care caseload. This is the same methodology used to distribute previous increases in foster care funding. The folding in of these dollars to the BCA results in varying increases among county agencies due to how their average foster care caseload compares to other county agencies.
Family Support (577)
These dollars are unchanged from CY 99.
Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (569)
This is the same amount counties received in 1999.
Substance Abuse/AODA Block Grant (570)
This allocation is the same as the 1999 level.
Alzheimers Caregiver Support (381)
The amounts reflect the distribution of an increase of $232,000, provided in the 99-01 state biennial budget bill.
This is the sum of all Community Aids funds which are subject to county match.
BCA Less Match (561)
This is the BCA with the state match portion of the BCA removed. If a county does not spend county matching funds, it is still eligible to receive the funds identified in this column based upon reimbursable Community Aids expenses.
Youth Aids MOE (DSS/HSD Only)
This is the Youth Aids Maintenance Of Effort level which is used in computing the state/county match for human services and social services departments.
State Match/County Match (681)
This amount is based upon 9.89% of all matchable funds.
The attached charts provide the details for the program.
Kinship Care Assessments (380) and Benefits C377
These funds were distributed based upon reported 1998 Kinship Care caseloads from each county. The 99-01 biennial budget reduces somewhat the funding available for this program based on the 1998 caseload levels. As a result many counties may have a lower allocation for 2000. A few counties may experience an increased allocation for 2000 due to their higher caseloads.
In the future, the Department is planning to do the following:
Kinship Foster Care Assessments (372) and Kinship Foster Care Benefits (373)
These funds have been folded into the BCA.
Brain Injury Waiver (BIW) (506)
Funds in this MA Waiver program are calculated by multiplying the Countys BIW caseload by both 365 days for each person and by their per diem rate. Slots created prior to January 1, 1999 have a value of $180 per day and those created after January 1, 1999 are currently valued at $167 per day.
CIP IA (580)
This amount is allocated based on the anticipated actual costs with reimbursement calculated on slot per diem rates and the federal portion of the amount over the per diem rate. The number of slots is based on the Countys caseloads as of July 1, 1999. The actual cost per day for 1998 was used as the baseline and then inflated for 2000. The CIP 1A fully funded per diem rate reflects the rate of $125 per day for all persons in slots created prior to July 1, 1995; $153 per day for slots created from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1997; and $184 per day for slots created July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1999. The federal funds included represent the Countys proportional share of the federal MA funds which cover approximately 60% of all costs above the amount which can be reimbursed by fully matched MA funds. The total does not reflect any local matching funds.
CIP IB (564) and CIP IB Federal (563)
Reimbursement for CIP IB (564) is based on the average daily claims, which must be less than or equal to the state per diem rate (48.33) for program participants. The CIP IB Federal (563) amount includes the federal share of any costs exceeding the state per diem rate for CIP IB and the federal portion of locally matched slots. If the average daily claim for program participants equals less than the state per diem rate, any unused funds will be applied to the CIP IB Federal line (local match slots) to provide MA match during the year-end contract reconciliation. The number of slots for both lines is based on the Countys caseloads as of July 1, 1999. The actual cost per day for 1998 was used as the baseline and then inflated for 2000. The totals do not reflect any local matching funds.
These amounts are allocated based on the 2000 actual costs. The actual cost per day for 1998 was used as the baseline and then inflated for 2000. The number of slots is based on the Countys caseloads as of July 1, 1999. Since CSLA does not have a per diem rate the allocation is for the federal portion, approximately 60% of all costs. The total does not reflect any local matching funds.
These amounts are based upon the latest caseload information and will be updated for the final 1999 contract.
Foster Care Continuation (365)
These funds are allocated to counties on a client-specific basis. The dollar amount shown may change based upon the number of people served.
IMD Regular Allocation (559)
These funds are awarded to counties when they relocate a person from an IMD to the community and the IMD bed is closed.
IMD Special Relocation/OBRA Relocation Funds (571)
These funds are available to counties for the relocation of individuals from nursing homes or IMDs who are mentally ill and between the ages of 22-64.
IMD Continuing Placement/MA Card Cost (572)
These funds assist with costs of care and treatment for persons 22-64 years old who are mentally ill and reside in a nursing home declared an IMC.
The schedule also contains 2000 allocations for programs only available in certain counties. The requirements for these programs are similar to 1999 requirements.