The Department of Health Services (DHS) and Tribal Governments of Wisconsin have a long-standing contractual relationship. The Tribal Affairs Office (TAO) has the responsibility to facilitate and coordinate the contracting process between DHS and the 11 federally recognized tribes as well as the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) and the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. (GLIIHC).
The TAO works in conjunction with DHS's division staff in order to provide direct funding to tribal governments in support of their health and family services programs.
Funding/expenditure reports and additional information can be found in Community Aids Reporting System (CARS) DHS internet site.
Key fiscal and program documents supporting the contracting process are as follows:
- Frequently Asked Questions on the State and Tribe Contract and the Community Aids Reporting System (CARS) Payment Processes
- Tribal CARS Manual 2016-2017
- Chapter 1: General Information (PDF)
- Chapter 2: Reporting Expenditures (PDF)
- Chapter 3: CARS Profiles Line Information (PDF)
- Chapter 4: How to Read the CARS DES-603 Report for Tribes (PDF)
- Base Three Year State and Tribe Contract, October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017 (PDF)
- Base Appendix B Administration of Income Maintenance Programs, October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 (PDF)
- Base Appendix C Administration of FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) Program, October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 (PDF)
- Base Business Associate Agreement (BAA), October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 (PDF)
For more information, please contact Gail Nahwahquaw, TAO Director.