Reminder - Required Trainings
If you do not have your 2014 User and ART trainings, including the 2014 Security Training completed by January 31st, your license will be suspended until you have met your training obligations. Several email reminders have been sent, so exceptions will not be given.
All About Veterans
On January 20th, ICA hosted a webinar on how to document Veterans information and the various programs available to veterans. If you were not able to attend the webinar, we highly recommend that you watch the recording:
Here are several documents and links to important information from the webinar:
- The State of Wisconsin is hiring! They are seeking staff for their new Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP.) Applications and positions descriptions can be found online. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Here is a map of the providers of SSVF services throughout Wisconsin and their contact numbers. SSVF is described in the webinar
- If you are working with a Veteran and need to speak to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) about their military service and/or any resources you wish to assist them in receiving, here is a form that can be used for release of information. This form is the creation and courtesy of WDVA.
- The WDVA also has a postcard to reference for contacting the state regarding any Veterans information.
- To learn more about the Veterans benefits eligibility:http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp
- To assist a Veteran with a discharge status upgrade: http://dva.state.wi.us/Ben-Review.asp
- To assist a Veteran in acquiring their DD 214 form:http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
On Friday, January 16th ART was upgraded to 3.1. Some ART users are seeing an error message when attempting to use ART in View Mode. This requires the clearing of the internet cache in your web browser. For example in Google Chrome, it is under Advanced Settings:
State of WI Draft 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Public Comment Period
The DRAFT Wisconsin 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan Public Comment Period is now open, from January 7, 2015 to February 5, 2015. The Wisconsin 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan defines how the State will distribute federal grant funds to local governments, public and private organizations, and businesses. More than 90% of these funds are U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formula grants for:
- Small Cities Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Copies are available for inspection at the link below, at the Department of Administration-Division of Housing, and at public libraries in Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Marinette, Milwaukee, Platteville, Racine, Rhinelander, Rice Lake, Richland Center, River Falls, Superior, and Wausau.
To view the DRAFT Wisconsin 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan/2015 Annual Action Plan, click here.
To e-mail public comments on the DRAFT Wisconsin 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan or the 2015 Annual Action Plan to the Division of Housing, click here.
Mailed comments on the DRAFT Wisconsin 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan should be sent to the Division of Housing, Department of Administration, P.O. Box 7970, Madison, WI 53707-7970.
Please ensure that your comments are received by the Division of Housing by February 5, 2015. The Division of Housing will consider the comments it receives during the comment period as it prepares the final Wisconsin 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The Division of Housing will append a summary of these comments, both those accepted and those rejected, to the final Consolidated Plan. The final Consolidated Plan will be submitted to HUD in February 2015.
TIPS AND TRICKS
In 2015, every issue of WISP News will feature a useful tip or trick about data entry, reporting, or a related topic, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Tip: Printing Assessments