2017 Wisconsin Act 185 creates a 10-member Juvenile Corrections Grant Committee (JCGC) which will administer a grant program providing 95% of the design and construction costs to build a Secure Residential Care Center for Children & Youth (SRCCCY), including costs for renovation of an existing structure for an SRCC or facility that houses both an SRCCCY and a juvenile detention facility. A county may also apply for a grant to cover 100% of the design and construction costs for an SRCCCY, or a portion of an SRCCCY, that will house only female juveniles.
The deadline for counties to submit grant applications to the JCGC is March 31, 2019. The JCGC shall submit a statewide plan of recommended grant approvals to the Joint Committee on Finance by July 1, 2019. The JCGC shall favor proposals that utilize existing facilities that consider proximity to the populations of the juveniles the facility would serve and proposals submitted by multiple counties/tribes to create joint SRCCCYs.
After approval by the Joint Committee on Finance, the Department shall award grants under the statewide plan and the JCGC shall monitor the progress of the grant-funded projects to ensure compliance with the program and timely completion of the facilities.