Tribal Affairs Office: Program Administration

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Gail Nahwahquaw, director of the Tribal Affairs Office (center) joined Paul Krupski, DHS director of Opioid Initiatives (back row), at the Tribal-State Policy Academy in Santa Ana, New Mexico in August. The academy is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Wisconsin team learned the best way to address opioid misuse in tribal communities.

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The opioid crisis touches every corner of the state, including Wisconsin's tribes. Find materials from the Dose of Reality campaign to address the epidemic in your community. Dose of Reality is a partnership between the state Department of Justice and DHS. Learn more about the DHS response to the opioid crisis. #HopeActLiveWI

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State, Counties, Tribes Commit to Transformation of Behavioral Health System for Children. Wisconsin's Children's System of Care is designed to help children reach their full potential.


The Tribal Affairs Office works to provide direct funding to tribes for health and family services programs through a consolidated contract from the Department of Health Services. All programs and services are included in one contract that runs for three years and is based on the federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1 through September 30.

Tribes report expenses to the Community Aids Reporting System (CARS). Each month, CARS records expenses that have been reported for each program by tribes and calculates payments.


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Last Revised: September 18, 2018