DSL MEMO SERIES 2000-13
October 12, 2000
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Supportive Living
Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Area Agencies on Aging, Executive Directors
County/Tribal Aging Directors
Bureau Directors/Section Chiefs
COP Lead Agency Directors
County Departments of Community Program Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Long Term Support Planning Committee Chairpersons
Nutrition Project Directors
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
Sinikka McCabe, Administrator
Division of Supportive Living
FINAL CY 2000 COUNTY AND TRIBAL ALLOCATIONS FOR TITLE III OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AND
STATE AGING PROGRAMS
Final allocation of Title III Older Americans Act Funds and State General Purpose
Revenue to the Area Agencies on Aging, County Aging Units and Tribal Aging Units. No plan
amendments are required.
The Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care Resources (BALTCR) has received Wisconsins
final FY 2000 allotment for Older Americans Act Title III Supportive Services, Title
III-C-1 Congregate Meals, Title III-C-2 Home Delivered Meals and Title III-F Preventive
Attached are your calendar year 2000 county and tribal allocations for federal funds
under Older Americans Act Titles and state funded aging programs. These allocations
reflect final Title III allotments.
Federal Title III funds available for county and tribal aging units as a whole
increased by $487,181 or 3.56% above CY 1999. Allocations for Title III - B, C - 1, C - 2
and F have been distributed to aging units based on 1990 census data and by the
federally-approved formula described in the 2000 - 2002 State Plan.
Note that Title III - D has ended as a funding category. The funds formerly earmarked
for Title III - D were rolled into Title III - B. The allowable funding activities under
Title III - D are now also a part of Title III - B.
On April 11, 2000 the 1999 Wisconsin Act 52 was enacted, increasing the state
supplemental funding for elderly nutrition programs by $1 million (55% congregate meals
and 45% home-delivered). The additional funding begins with the state fiscal year 2001
budget, which commences on July 1, 2000. This means an increase of $500,000 for the CY
2000 grants, while CY 2001 grants and beyond will reflect the annual $1 million
Title III-B Supportive Services
In CY 2000, there will be a statewide increase of $146,472, or 2.95% in Title
III - B funds above the final CY 1999 level. This increase is attributed to the transfer
of Title III - D funding to Title III - B. Counties and tribes are reminded that they must
maintain their 1988 spending level for the Legal Assistance/Benefit Specialist Program.
Title III C-1/State Congregate Nutrition
In CY 2000, aging units will receive a statewide decrease of $36,872 or 0.59% in federal
funds below 1999. State funds for Title III C-1 have increased by $275,000 for CY 2000 due
to 1999 Wisconsin Act 52.
Title III C-2 Home Delivered Meals
In CY 2000, the Title III C - 2 federal allocation for aging units is increased by
$566,572 or 28.52% statewide. For the first time, with the passage of 1999 Wisconsin Act
52, $225,000 in state funds are added to the federal funding in CY 2000. The state funds
are also used to increase the minimum allocation for the counties and tribes that receive
the lowest allocations from $5,000 to $6,000.
Title III-F Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
In CY 2000, the Title III - F allocation for aging units is decreased by $2,768 or 0.95%
statewide below the CY 1999 allocation.
Alzheimers Family and Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)
Calendar year 2000 allocations increased by $232,800 above 1999. AFCSP funds are allocated
based on the community aids formula.
CY 1999 carryover is determined when all Alzheimers Family And Caregiver Support
Program Annual Fiscal Report Form DSL906s have been submitted. The carryover
is included in the attached tables. Programs must comply with requirements in
Administrative Rule HSS 68.
State Elderly Benefit Specialist Program
The CY 2000 allocation for the county and tribal part of this program is $2,214,000.
Please refer to BALTCR memorandum dated December 3, 1997 for additional information.
Program policies specified originally in the DCS Memo Series 87-104 and in the Bureau memo
of October 6, 1992 remain in effect.
State Senior Community Services Program (SCSP)
CY 2000 allocations for the SCSP are identical with those received in CY 1999. Aging units
are reminded again that these funds are no longer limited to home-delivered meals and
volunteer programs, but can be used to support any Title III program.
Carryover for 1998 Federal Title III-B, Title III-C-2, TITLE III-D and Title III-F and the
State 1999 AFCSP is included in the allocation tables. Please review and notify your area
agency on aging if you have questions.
No plan amendments are required at this time because the Title III increases and
decreases are less than 10 percent of the aging units Title III allocations. County and
tribal aging units must include these revised allocations on the CY 2000 fiscal reports
they submit to the Area Agencies on Aging (SS100 etc.)
Regional Office Contact:
Assistant Area Administrators
Central Office Contact:
Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care Resources
P. O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851
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