TAD Competitive Grant Process for CY23 Funding

A total of $9,688,900 in grant funds is available to counties or Native American tribes in Wisconsin to support existing, new and enhanced Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) projects during calendar year 2023 (CY 2023).  This represents a $2.5 million increase over funds awarded for CY 2022.Funded projects range from diversion at the initial prosecutorial decision making stage to drug treatment courts, including alternatives to revocation based on local needs and project design factors. 

All of the program requirements are outlined in Wis. Stat. §165.95(link is external).  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, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and with the participation of the Director of State Courts Office.

Authority for this program is found in Wis. Stat. §165.95(7), which states that:  “Grants provided under this section shall be provided on a calendar year basis … .” Grants will be awarded covering CY 2023, which is the second year of the latest five-year funding cycle. Current CY 2022 TAD grantees may apply to receive the same grant award amount for CY 2023 in a non-competitive process. Because an additional $2.5 million is available for grant awards, however, a significant portion of TAD grant funds are allocated to support new TAD projects, project expansions or enhancements, and comprehensive program evaluations. These funds will be awarded through a competitive process.

TAD Grant Application Process:

The CY 2023 application process features some changes from previous years, including a new Pre-Application stage, and the establishment of five Priority Categories that counties and tribes have the option of applying under. For further information regarding the Priorities and Pre-Application stage, download and review both the July 1, 2022 Pre-Application Form Guidelines and Pre-Application Form – 2023 TAD Grant Awards, located in the Related Documents section below. Also, view the recording of the July 19th CY23 TAD Pre-Application Webinar, also located below.  For further information, contact Mike Derr at derrmg@doj.state.wi.us or Marsha Schiszik at schiszikmj@doj.state.wi.us .

All counties and tribes interested in receiving TAD grant funding for CY 2023 must first complete and submit the TAD Pre-Application Form, defining the amount of funds they wish to apply for and selecting which priority categories they wish to apply under. All Pre-Application Forms must be completed and emailed by no later than August 19, 2022, to TAD Program Specialists Mike Derr and Marsha Schiszik. For further information, contact Mike Derr at derrmg@doj.state.wi.us or Marsha Schiszik at schiszikmj@doj.state.wi.us.

​​​​​​TAD Grant Application Timeline:

  • Pre-Application Form Due Date:  August 19, 2022
  • Final Application and Announcement Language Posted: October 5, 2022 (tentative)
  • Final Application Due Date: November 2, 2022 for existing TAD sites; November 9, 2022 for new TAD sites
  • Grant Award State Date:  January 1, 2023
  • Grant Award End Date:  December 31, 2023

CY23 TAD Pre-Application Webinar - In order to access and launch the recording, type in Passcode: yn?ExYX9. This July 19th webinar explains the five priority categories, how to complete the Pre-Application Form, and provides an overview of the TAD Statute, requirements of the TAD grant program, and the overall application process for CY 2023 awards.

CORE Webinar(link is external) - 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.

NOTE: Additional Related and Resource Documents will be posted on this Webpage as they are being developed and updated. Also, additional updates will be posted on this Webpage as the TAD grant application process is finalized.