Coordinated Services Team Expansion
Act 20, the Wisconsin 2013-2015 biennial budget, includes legislation and funding to expand Coordinated Services Team (CST) Initiatives across the State of Wisconsin. Act 20 was enacted with the intent to provide ongoing support to Coordinated Services Teams in the state. The Department of Health Services/Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service (DHS/DMHSAS) has been preparing for the expansion of the CST Initiative since the budget passed. This has included consultation with the Children Come First (CCF) Advisory Committee, a committee mandated by Wisconsin Statute 46.56(14)(a) to provide oversight of the Coordinated Services Team Initiative. The CCF Advisory Committee provided recommendations to DHS/DMHSAS on the statewide expansion. DHS/DMHSAS has reviewed those recommendations and has developed an expansion plan for 2014-2015.
Children Come First Advisory Committee, Recommendations for the Next Generation of the Coordinated Services Team (CST) Initiative (PDF, 77 KB)
For counties and tribes that currently do not receive CST funds from DHS/DMHSAS, agencies should complete an application to apply for the CST Statewide Expansion funds for 2014. Applications are due February 15, 2014. Applications are due February 15, 2014. Information on the application process and the counties or tribes eligible for funding follows:
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Last Revised: March 12, 2014