Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Veterans Affairs
Chapter VA 16 - County transportation services grants
Section VA 16.02 - Application, eligibility and grant amount
Current through February 27, 2023
(1) APPLICATION. An applicant shall file an application with the department by November 1 immediately preceding the calendar year for which a grant is sought. Except as provided in sub. (4), the application shall provide sufficient information to establish that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria in sub. (2) and shall be submitted with the following items:
(2) ELIGIBILITY. An applicant's eligibility to receive a grant shall be determined under the following criteria:
(3) GRANT AMOUNT. The amount of a grant for each applicant shall be determined based upon the number of miles that eligible veterans were transported by the applicant during the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the year in which the application is submitted, or, if the applicant qualifies under sub. (4), the number of miles that eligible veterans are expected to be transported by the applicant during the subsequent calendar year, as determined by the department. Each eligible applicant shall be entitled to a grant based upon its pro rata share of miles claimed by all eligible applicants, except that a grant may not exceed the unreimbursed expenditures of the applicant for transportation services for the grant year.
(4) NEW OR EXPANDED VETERANS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS. If a county did not operate a veterans transportation program during the entire 12-month period ending on June 30 of the year in which the application is submitted, or if a county proposes to expand an existing program by increasing the number of miles that veterans are transported by at least 50%, it may submit an application based on the number of estimated miles it expects to transport veterans during the subsequent calendar year. The applicant shall submit a statement which outlines the applicant's proposed transportation program for the calendar year for which the grant is sought, including an itemization of the amount budgeted for the program, a description of the manner in which the applicant will coordinate and schedule trips, a description of the methods of transportation, an estimate of the number of miles veterans will be transported during the grant year, and a statement of the program fees, if any, which will be assessed to the veteran who receives the transportation services. The department may subsequently reduce future grants to recover any portion of a grant that is calculated using estimated miles to the extent the estimated miles exceed actual miles driven by the applicant during the grant year.
CR 02-091: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02; CR 06-020: am. (1), (2) (d) and (3), cr. (4) Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.