This memo includes the annual report requirements for calendar year 2005 services, expenditures and outcomes under the Title IV-E Incentive and Promoting Safe and Stable Families programs. Calendar year 2005 reports must be submitted to the Department by April 28, 2006.
This memo provides instructions for agencies to develop their annual reports for Title IV-E Incentive and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program activity in calendar year 2005. Calendar year 2005 annual reports are due to the Department of Health and Family Services by April 28, 2006. Agencies may submit separate Title IV-E Incentive and PSSF annual reports, or a combined annual report for both programs.
The attached annual report format consists of questions specific to both the Title IV-E Incentive and PSSF Programs. The report format is posted to the DHFS Web site (http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/partners/local.htm) as an attachment to this memo and can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format for use with the calendar year 2005 annual report.
The Title IV-E Incentive program report format includes questions regarding compliance with the statutory requirements that at least 50% of the Title IV-E Incentive funds must be used to prevent the need for child abuse and neglect intervention services (Ref .s. 46.52(2)(a), Stats.), and Title IV-E Incentive funds should not be used to supplant other federal, state, or local funds for program activities (Ref. s. 46.52(2)(b), Stats). The Title IV-E Incentive Program report also includes a worksheet requesting the amount of unspent funds with an explanation for the underspending. Counties are expected to spend their Title IV-E Incentive Program funds in the year provided. If underspending results in a carryover of funds to the following year, justification must be provided. The Title IV-E Incentive Program plan for the following year must also be modified to specify how the carryover funds will be used.
The PSSF Program report format includes questions regarding actual expenditures in each of the required PSSF Program spending categories as compared to the original planned amount for calendar year 2005. Information about the total number of children and families served is also requested. In addition, a "PSSF 2005 Program Information" form needs to be submitted for each program funded with PSSF dollars.
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Send the OSF copy to the Area Administrator in your region.