STATE OF WISCONSIN
This memo provides information on CY 2010 county allocations, lead agency identification, required reporting of program budgets and CY 2010 maximum ability to pay schedule.
Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP) lead agencies are required to implement the program in accordance with administrative rules DHS 68. Please review your program periodically to assure compliance with the rules. For a copy of the rules, see website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dsl_info/
Allocations for CY 2010
The AFCSP funding continues as a Community Aids program. AFCSP allocations
for 2010 include the following factors:
Persons eligible for Family Care but choosing not to enroll in Family Care are not eligible for AFCSP. Some AFCSP funds will remain in each county for persons not eligible for Family Care.
Lead Agency Designation
In accordance with s.46.87 (7), stats., and DHS 68.04 (5), the county board is required to notify the Department in writing within 15 working days whenever it designates a different county agency to administer the program. If your county intends to change the administering agency for the program in 2010 written notification must be submitted with documentation of the county board decision to the Office on Aging, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources. Additionally, each participant/caregiver is to receive written notification at least ten working days prior to implementing a change in lead agency in accordance with DHS 68.04 (6).
Program Budgets for CY 2010
Each lead agency is to prepare annually a distinct program budget for AFCSP and submit the budget to the Department. The proposed budget must be reviewed at the county's Community Aids or federal aging public review and comment process. Upon approval, submit the budget using Select Survey at https://doa.wi.gov/DHSSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=98L2m6lK. To access the survey you will need to register a user name and password.
The submission date for the 2010 budget is December 31, 2009. If you are unable to complete your budget report by this date contact Barbara Robinson so that an extension may be granted.
2010 Ability to Pay Schedule
Financial eligibility is to be re-assessed annually for each participant. The CY 2010 ability to pay schedule and the AFCSP eligibility worksheets and instructions are linked at the bottom of this memo.
2009 Annual AFCSP Fiscal Report
As the lead agency for AFCSP, you are required under Health and Family Services Administrative Code 68 (HFS 68) to complete and submit an annual fiscal report of expenditures. Please complete the Select Survey form at this link: https://doa.wi.gov/DHSSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=98L2molK. To access the survey you will need to register a user name and password. The fiscal report for 2009 is due on March 15, 2010.
Central Office Contact:
Attachment and Links
AFCSP 2010 Allocations (attachment)
AFCSP 2009 Fiscal Report