Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

       DCFS Memo Series 2004-22 /ACTION
        December 16, 2004

          Re:  CY 2005 - 2007 IV-E AND
                  PSSF PROGRAM PLANS

Supercedes DCFS Memo 2002-12



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


Kitty Kocol

This memo issues the local plan guidelines for services and projects funded under the Title IV-E Incentive (IV-E) program and the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program that will be used for the multiyear period of calendar years (CYs) 2005 through 2007. Plans must be submitted by local agencies no later than Monday, February 7, 2005. If counties are unable to complete their plans by February 7, 2005, they can contact area administration or Kathy Thomas for an extension.

The CY 2005-2007 plan guidelines are designed to allow counties, at local discretion, to submit either a combined IV-E and SSF plan or separate IV-E and PSSF plans. The same plan guidelines apply to both programs. Local agencies are encouraged to coordinate their local planning for the two programs and use similar outcome measures for both funding sources.

The attached plan instructions explain the requirements for plan submission and the attached plan document includes the format for local plans. The plan instructions and plan document can be found on the DHFS web site at under DCFS numbered memos. Local agencies are encouraged to download the plan document format to write their local plans.


Area Administrator


Kathy Thomas DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 267-7181
FAX: 608-264-9832

CY 2005-2007 Local Plan Guidelines (pdf 99 kb  Word 135 kb) 
Allocation Data for Cy 2005  (pdf 17 kb)
Equity Increase with 3% Discretionary Increase (pdf 99 kb) 

The Department of Children and Families, protecting children, strengthening families, building communities.