A total of $400,000 is available to local jurisdictions in Wisconsin to support new or enhanced Treatment Alternatives and Diversion projects. Funded projects range from pretrial diversion at the initial prosecutorial decision making stage to drug courts, to alternatives to revocation based on local needs and project design factors. Please note that final funding amounts are contingent upon approval in the 2017-2019 state budget.
Authority for this program is from Wisc. Stat. 165.95(7m), which states that: “Beginning in fiscal year 2012-2013, the department 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 subsection regardless of whether the county has received a grant previously under this sub-section.” As required by statute, the process for project funding beginning on January 1, 2018 is required to be based on a competitive grant application.
All of the program requirements are outlined in Wisc. Stat. 165.95. As directed in the statute, these projects include those that deliver treatment and diversion alternatives to jail and prison for non-violent offenders with assessed needs related to drug and alcohol abuse. These funds are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), with project coordination jointly provided by DOJ, Department of Corrections, and Department of Health Services and with the participation of the Director of State Courts Office.
TAD Competitive Funding Timeline
Application Due Date: August 18, 2017
Project Start Date: January 1, 2018
Project End Date: December 31, 2018
Anticipated Funding Amount
Through this grant announcement, up to $400,000 annually in state funds are available to support new or enhanced Treatment Alternative and Diversion projects for 2018. Eligible jurisdictions are limited to those not currently receiving state TAD funding. Any reduction in the amount of appropriated funds will impact individual program funding in subsequent years within the five year cycle.