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DMHSAS Numbered Memo Series: 2014

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 Memo#   Division    Subject  Date Issued



DMHSAS Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Report and SAP-SIS Final Submission (PDF, 170KB)

Action Summary: The SAPTBG annual report and the SAP-SIS final submission for calendar year 2013 are due by May 1, 2014 to the central office contact




DMHSAS Intoxicated Driver Program – Approved Training (IDP-AT) (PDF, 20KB)

Action Summary: Beginning with the May 2014 IDP-AT, individuals enrolling in that course will be required to verify they meet the requirements listed above.




DMHSAS /DLTC Funding and Service Coordination for Children who are Dually Eligible for the Comprehensive Community Services Program and the Children’s Long-Term Support Waivers (PDF, 75KB)

Document Summary: This memo was jointly developed by the Division of Long Term Care (DLTC) and the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) to provide clarification to county human and social service agencies regarding how to proceed when children are determined to be dually eligible for the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) and the Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver programs. The CCS and CLTS Waiver programs are not mutually exclusive; a child may be eligible and enrolled in only CCS, only CLTS Waivers, or jointly enrolled in both CCS and CLTS Waivers. This document clarifies the eligibility, funding and service coordination requirements when a child is jointly enrolled in both CCS and CLTS Waivers. The guidance provided in this memo applies only to counties which are CCS certified and thus able to offer services through the CCS Program.

Attachment: CCS Model Service Array - Draft (PDF, 62KB)


2014-04 Action

DMHSAS Community Mental Health Services Block Grant - Community Aids Formula Allocation (PDF, 67KB)

Action Summary: This Memo outlines a reporting process with priority areas. Counties are required to report data and to develop performance targets. Return the completed form F-00251 no later than July 25, 2014. (This replaces DMHSAS Numbered Memo 2013-01.)


2014-05 Action

DMHSAS Mental Health High Cost Placement Fund for Tribal Members (PDF, 22KB)

Action Summary: To apply for these funds please complete the 2009 Wisconsin ACT 318 High Cost Mental Health Fund Application and submit the form to:

Sarah Coyle, Policy Advisor
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Room 850
PO Box 7851
Madison WI, 53707
or email to

All requests for reimbursement from this funding source must be submitted by September 30, 2014. If requests for funding exceed available funds, allocations will be pro-rated based on total approved funding requests. Up to $250,000 may be available again for SFY 15 for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, based on availability of Tribal gaming revenues. If this funding is available, instructions for applying for these funds will be shared in the spring of 2015. The criteria for the use of those funds will be similar to the criteria this year. (This replaces DMHSAS Numbered Memo 2013-03.)


2014-06 Action

DMHSAS Grants to Develop Certified Mobile Crisis Teams Serving Rural Areas (PDF, 85KB)

Action Summary: Mail or deliver your application by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, to the contact at the following address. Additional information and questions regarding this memo should also be directed to:

Area Administrators

Brad Munger
Department of Health Services
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1 W Wilson St., Room 851.11
Madison, WI 53707-7851
Telephone: (608) 266-2754

2014-07 Action DMHSAS CST Statewide 2015 Grant Allocations for Existing and Expansion Initiatives (PDF, 85KB)

Action Summary: All counties and tribes interested in 2015 funding must fill out an application and budget. Those counties that did not apply for the CST Statewide Expansion funding in February 2014 will have an opportunity to apply for 2015 funding on October 1, 2014.


2014-08 Action

DMHSAS Rate Information for Billing For Services Provided by Mental Health Institutes (PDF, 50KB)

Document Summary: Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reviews and revises the rates charged for services at the state mental health institutes. These mental health institute rates are effective October 1, 2014. Rates are based on the actual cost of providing these services and the availability of third party revenues such as Medicare and Medicaid.

The October 1, 2014 average daily inpatient rate increase for adult services will be 2.6 percent for Mendota Mental Health Institute and Winnebago Mental Health Institute. The daily rates for child/adolescent services and geropsychiatric services will remain unchanged, as will the emergency detention and non-typical services add-ons. The daily rates at both facilities are the same and considered system-wide rates.


2014-09 Action

DMHSAS Intoxicated Driver Program Supplemental / Emergency Funding Update (PDF, 55KB)

Document Summary: This memo describes the procedure for counties to request Intoxicated Driver Supplemental / Emergency funding by Friday, November 21, 2014.

Section 20.435 (5) (hy), Wis. Stats., appropriates funds for counties to cover costs resulting from a deficit in the counties’ Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) funding. For calendar year 2013, the Department awarded $816,936 for this purpose within available revenue. This memo serves as a request for application (RFA) and provides details of how counties may apply for these funds.



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