Application for American Indian grants shall be made by the governing body of a
Wisconsin American Indian tribe or band not later than May 15 of the calendar
year for which the grant is claimed, on forms prepared by the department. An
application shall be accompanied by a copy of the budget proposed for the
tribal veterans' service office for the fiscal year for which the grant is
claimed. Application shall be made annually. The tribe or band must agree to
meet minimum budget and operating standards established by the department for
the tribal veterans' service office in order to qualify for the initial grant
and for each succeeding grant.
REPORT. A copy of the last report, if any, to the governing body of the tribe
or band covering operation of the tribal veterans' service office shall be
submitted with the initial grant application. Any report for the fiscal year
for which the initial grant is claimed shall also be submitted to the
department upon its completion. For subsequent applications, a report on tribal
veterans' service office operations shall be submitted on uniform forms
established by the department as soon as completed. The department shall
establish a standard system for evaluating the various types of tribal
veterans' service work performed by the tribal veterans' service office,
including tribal members or other federally recognized American Indians
referred to county veterans' service offices for applications submitted for
state and federal benefits, travel in tribal veterans' service work,
inter-tribal veterans' service activities, etc.
(3) ELIGIBILITY. Only a governing body of a
tribe or band that meets minimum budget and operating standards established by
the department and that chooses any new tribal veterans' service officer after
August 1, 2000 who is a veteran as defined in s.
Stats., is eligible for a grant. No grant shall be disbursed until the report
required and a certified copy of the budget adopted by the governing body of
the tribe or band for the tribal veterans' service office operation for the
fiscal year for which the grant is claimed have been received by the
department. In those cases where a federally recognized tribe or band also has
status as a county, the governing body of the tribe or band may apply for a
grant under this chapter or for a county veterans' service grant under ch. VA 8
but is not eligible for a grant under both chapters.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Veterans Affairs § VA 15.02
Cr. Register, July, 2000,
No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; correction in (3) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats.,
Register April 2003 No. 568; correction in (3) made under s.
(b) 7, Stats., Register March 2013 No. 687;
2013 Wis. Act 189: am. (1) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff.