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 eleven Wisconsin tribes as well as the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC), a non-profit consortium made up of ten Wisconsin tribes and one Michigan tribe.
The TAO works in conjunction with DHS's divisions in order to provide direct funding to tribal governments which supports health and family services for tribal communities.
Key fiscal and program documents supporting the contracting process are as follows:
- Tribal CARS Manual January 1, 2014
- Chapter 1: General Information (PDF, 20 KB)
- Chapter 2: Reporting Expenditures (PDF, 40 KB)
- Chapter 3: CARS Profiles Line Information (PDF, 21 KB)
- Chapter 4: How to Read the CARS DES-603 Report for Tribes (PDF, 58 KB)
- Example of DES-603 Report (PDF, 107 KB)
- Family Services Program Work Plan Guidelines and Service Requirements, October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014 (PDF, 138 KB)
- Base Three Year State and Tribe Contract, October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017 (PDF, 55 KB)
- Base Appendix B Administration of Income Maintenance Programs, October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 (PDF, 74 KB)
- Base Business Associate Agreement (BAA), October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 (PDF, 44 KB)
For more information, please contact Patti Devine, TAO Fiscal Manager at Patti.Devine@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-1839.