Sec. DCF 204.03 - Department powers and duties

ยง DCF 204.03. Department powers and duties

(1) The department may grant federal funds available under 42 USC 618 to local governments and tribes that comply with 42 USC 618, 42 USC 9858- 9858 q, 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; this chapter; and the RFP.

(2) The department shall publish a request for proposals for community child care initiatives.

(3) The department shall reject, or modify to bring into compliance, applications in which all or part of the local government or tribe's match expenditure or commitment fails to meet the requirements of 42 USC 618, 42 USC 9858- 9858 q, 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; this chapter; and the RFP.

(4) The department shall reject, or modify to bring into compliance, applications in which all or part of the local government or tribe's plan on use of the grant funds fails to meet the requirements of 42 USC 618, 42 USC 9858- 9858 q, 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; this chapter; and the RFP.

(5) The department shall establish and periodically update a formula that allocates a percentage of available funds for residents of each county of the state based equally on the county's:

(a) Percentage of the state's low-income children as estimated by the United States census bureau.

(b) Percentage of the state's births for the most recent 3-year period for which resident birth data by county is published by the department of health services.

(6) The department shall award and manage grants to maintain compliance with 42 USC 618, 42 USC 9858- 9858 q, 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; this chapter; and the RFP, including the following:

(a) Awarding grants pursuant to s. DCF 204.07.

(b) Monitoring compliance with match and spending requirements.

(c) Adjusting grant amounts as needed.

(7) The department may reallocate underspent or unawarded funds as permitted by 42 USC 618, 42 USC 9858 - 9858 q, 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99, and in a manner consistent with this chapter and the RFP.

(8) The department may require other measures to ensure compliance with 42 USC 618, 42 USC 9858- 9858 q, and 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99, as interpreted by the federal department of health and human services; state child care policy; and to maximize federal dollars received by the state.

(CR 02-010: cr. Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02; CR 06-095: am. (6) (a) Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06; corrections in (5) (b) and (6) (a) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 6 and 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.)

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