(1) . In this section, “guardian” has the meaning given in s. 54.01(10).
(2) Grant applications and awards.(ag) In this subsection, “organization” means a private, nonprofit agency or a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437.
(am) From the appropriation under s. 20.435(1)(cg), the department may under this section, based on the criteria under par. (c), award grants to applying organizations for the purpose of training and assisting
guardians for individuals found incompetent under ch. 54. No grant may be paid unless the awardee provides matching funds equal to 10 percent
of the amount of the award.
(b) Organizations awarded grants under par. (am) shall do all of the following:
2. Provide training and technical assistance on guardianship issues.
4. Provide technical assistance to recruited guardians in performing their duties.
(c) In reviewing applications for grants under par. (am), the department shall consider the extent to which the proposed program will effectively
train and assist guardians for individuals found incompetent under ch. 54.
(3) Grant for initial training. (a) The department shall award a grant to develop, administer, and conduct the guardian
training required under s. 54.26.
(b) The department shall require the grantee to have expertise in state guardianship
law, experience with technical assistance and support to guardians and wards, and
knowledge of common challenges and questions encountered by guardians and wards.
(c) The grantee selected to develop training that meets the requirements under s. 54.26(1) shall develop plain language, web-based online training modules using adult-learning
design principles that can be accessed for free by training topic and in formats that
maximize accessibility, with printed versions available for free upon request.
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