A total of $7,188,900 is available to local jurisdictions in Wisconsin to support new or enhanced Treatment Alternatives and Diversion projects. Funded projects range from 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 2021-2023 state budget.
Authority for this program is from Wis. Stat. §165.95(7m), which states that: “Beginning in fiscal year 2012-2013, the department shall, every five 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, 2022 is required to be based on a competitive grant application.
All of the program requirements are outlined in Wis. 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: September 23, 2021
Project Start Date: January 1, 2022
Project End Date: December 31, 2022
Anticipated Funding Amount
Through this grant announcement, up to $7,188,900 annually in state funds are available to support new or enhanced Treatment Alternatives and Diversion projects for 2022. Any reduction in the amount of appropriated funds will impact individual program funding in subsequent years within the five year cycle.
TAD CY22 Webinar - All counties and tribes interested in receiving TAD grant funding starting in 2022 for treatment court or diversion programs, must apply on a competitive basis and this webinar explains the process. It provides a full overview of the TAD Statute (Wis. Stat. §165.95), the requirements of the grant, and instructions on applying for funding in the TAD competitive grant round for CY2022 funding.
CORE Webinar - The Comprehensive Outcome, Research, and Evaluation (CORE) Reporting System is the data collection system required for TAD-funded programs to report participant-level data as it occurs. This overview fully demonstrates how the system works, how to properly report the data, and how to analyze the data to improve program operations and outcomes.