The DHS Community Aids Reporting System (CARS) is a critical DHS core financial system. DHS has been approved to explore alternate system solutions for CARS. The CARS team has created a web-based survey to begin the feedback loop to find out what users would like to see in a replacement solution for CARS, and what is currently not available in CARS.
All responses to this survey will be used to better analyze how DHS can develop a new community aids reporting system, so we ask that you please be open and honest. The survey will be available until 11:59 pm, on July 15, 2018.
What is CARS?
CARS is the system for processing contracts and reimbursing expenses for local agencies. The system calculates about 600 non-county aid checks and grant-in-aid payments for over 280 state/county, state/tribe contracts each month. The system includes Human Services (HS), County Departments of Social Services (DSS) and 51 Board contracts, State Agencies, municipalities, non-municipalities and Income Maintenance (IM), and tribal contracts. The system records all expenditures from the county and non-county providers. It calculates amounts due and adjustments back to the State. It also generates reports for providers, counties, and tribes under contract with the State.
Human Services/Income Maintenance CARS Manual
- Tribal Fiscal Contracts
- State and County Contract
- 2019 Listing of CARS Profile Close Out Dates (Excel)
- 2018 Listing of CARS Profile Close Out Dates (Excel)
- 2017 Listing of CARS Profile Close Out Dates (Excel)
Funding Information for DHS Programs/CFDA Report
If you have any questions or need additional funding information, please contact the Bureau of Fiscal Services, CARS Unit.