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.
Electronic Funds Transfer Enrollment or Changes (PDF, 21 KB)
How CARS Payments Work (PDF, 13 KB)
How to Read the DES-CARS 603 Report (PDF, 450 KB)
How to Read the DES-CARS 620 Contract Summary Report (PDF, 186 KB)
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.
- 2016 Listing of CARS Program Funding Sources (PDF, 9 KB)
- 2015 Listing of CARS Program Funding Sources (PDF, 160 KB)
- 2014 Listing of CARS Program Funding Sources (PDF, 168 KB)
- 2013 Listing of CARS Program Funding Sources (PDF, 125 KB)
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