DSL MEMO SERIES 2000-10
September 22, 2000
STATE OF WISCONSIN
This memo provides information on the availability of elder abuse direct service funding for CY 2001. In CY 2001, a total of $625,000 will be allocated by formula to lead elder abuse agencies. No match is required for these funds. Unlike past years, there will be no competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process in CY 2001.
Lead Elder Abuse Agency Formula Allocations
A total of $625,000 of direct service funds will be allocated to county lead elder abuse agencies by using the Older Americans Act Title III-B funding formula (see Attachment A for county allocations which are listed in alphabetical order by region). A county must notify its area agency on aging NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 13, 2000 of its intent to secure its formula allocation to pay for elder abuse direct services delivered in its county for the period January 1- December 31, 2001. See Attachment B for the application form to be used when requesting funding. If a lead elder abuse agency fails to notify its area agency on aging by November 13, 2000, it will be assumed that the agency is unable to use the funds. A county choosing to decline funds for CY 2001 will continue to be eligible for its allocation in subsequent years. Each area agency on aging will reallocate "unclaimed county funds" to other entities within its region. Redistribution of CY 2001 funds will be at the discretion of each area agency on aging, but may include awarding funds to counties in the region which express an interest in receiving additional funds.
Therefore, any county that is willing to accept an amount greater than the amount that is listed on Attachment A and has the capacity to spend the additional funding by December 2001, should notify its area agency on aging of its willingness to accept additional funds when making its initial request.
A list of allowable elder abuse direct service expenses is attached (see Attachment C). Definitions are provided for each direct service listed. Please note that staff costs, except for staff costs associated with the provision of direct services and/or preventive services, are NOT ALLOWABLE. Consistent with statutory language in Wis. Stats. 46.90 (5m), administrative overhead, indirect costs, public awareness activities, professional education and/or training ARE NOT ALLOWABLE activities under this funding source. Also, there is no provision to carry funds forward into CY 2002.
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