(a) “Agency” means a private nonprofit organization or a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437 which provides or proposes to provide direct services or indirect services to or
on behalf of persons with epilepsy, their families or both.
(b) “Direct services” means services provided to a person with epilepsy or a member of the family of a
person with epilepsy and includes counseling, referral to other services, case management,
daily living skills training, providing information, parent helper services, employment
services and support group services.
(c) “Indirect services” means services provided to a person working with or on behalf of a person with epilepsy
and includes service provider training, community education, prevention programs and
(2) Purpose; allocation. (a) As provided under s. 46.48(14), the department shall distribute funds to agencies to provide direct services or
indirect services to or on behalf of persons with epilepsy or their families or both.
(b) The department may not allocate more than $50,000 per year to any agency for the
program under this section.
(3) Criteria for awarding grants. In reviewing applications for grants, the department shall consider the following:
(a) The need for direct services and indirect services to persons with epilepsy and
their families in the area in which the applicant provides services or proposes to
(b) Ways to ensure that both urban and rural areas receive services under the grant
(4) Reporting. After each year that an agency operates a program funded under this section the
agency shall provide the following information to the department:
(a) The estimated number of persons with epilepsy that reside within the area served
by the agency.
(b) The number of persons with epilepsy and other persons and organizations who received
services within the area served by the agency.
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