Program Area: Justice System Improvement
Grant Title: Treatment Alternatives and Diversion 2013
Description: 2011 Wisconsin Act 32 continued state financial support for the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program.
Act 23 contains the provision that: “Beginning in fiscal year 2012-13, the office shall, every 5 years, make grants under this sub-section available to any county on a competitive basis. A county may apply for a grant under this paragraph regardless of whether the county has received a grant previously under this subsection”. Thus, projects that continue to meet program requirements and make progress in attaining project goals and objectives will be able to reapply for funding through 2016 in a non-competitive environment contingent on legislative action on the 2013-2015 state budget.
All of the previous requirements originally contained in 2005 Wisconsin Act 25 will be continued. As directed in the legislation, these projects deliver treatment and diversion alternatives to jail and prison for non-violent adult offenders with assessed drug and alcohol problems. These funds are administered by the Office of Justice Assistance, with project oversight jointly coordinated by OJA, Department of Corrections, and Department of Health Services.
Opportunity Category: Non-Competitive
Application Due Date: October 18, 2012
Project Start Date: January 1, 2013
Project End Date: December 31, 2013
Anticipated Funding Amount: A total of $1,038,900 has been allocated to support projects in this program area.
Match/Cost Sharing Requirement: Based on language of 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, there is a 25% cash match required of all projects funded under this program area. This is calculated as 25% of the total project cost. For the purpose of grant applications under this program area, cash match may be in the form of new program revenues secured from local, state, federal, or private sources, or in the form of direct contributions of staff, facilities, or supplies and services that have a direct financial impact on the project, project operations and management.
Eligibility: Applications will only be accepted from the following counties and in the state funding amounts specified:
Ashland/Bayfield Counties: $176,250
Burnett/Washburn Counties: $105,357.75
Dane County: $115,820.25
Milwaukee County: $333,900
Rock County: $110,931
Washington County: $92,634.75
Wood County: $104,006.25
See full announcement for complete figures.
DUNS Number: The federal government now requires a DUNS number as part of the grant application to keep track of how federal grant money is awarded and dispersed. If your organization needs to obtain a DUNS number, go to http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. You can also search this site if you cannot find your agency’s number. Under normal circumstances, a new account can be created in 24-72 hours. The federal government has published DUNS Frequently Asked Questions at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayFAQPage.do. Check with your agency’s financial office before registering for a DUNS number - it is likely your agency already has one.
OJA cannot award grant funds until an active DUNS number is provided.
Eligible Expenses: All expenses must be new and cannot replace existing state or local government funding. Substitution of existing funds with federal grants (supplanting) will be the subject of monitoring and audit. Violations may result in a range of penalties, including suspension of current and future funds under this program, suspension or debarment from federal grants, repayment of monies provided under a grant, and civil and/or criminal penalties.
Funding may be used for personnel and fringe benefits, travel and training, consultants and contracts, supplies and operating expenses and equipment purchases directly related to project operations. Funds may not be used for land purchases, construction or lobbying.