The Department of Health Services is moving to a new payment structure for contracts. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions About the Department’s New Contract Payment Structure for more information about this project.
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 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) 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 and counties under contract with the State.
Human Services/Income Maintenance CARS Manual
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.