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Public Comment for LIEAP 2019

posted Jul 26, 2018, 11:01 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 11:01 AM ]

PUBLIC COMMENT

The Wyoming Department of Family Services is requesting Public Comment on a waiver to the FFY 2019 Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Plan.  The waiver would increase the percentage of LIEAP funding to the Weatherization Program for persons of low income.  The waiver would increase the LIEAP Weatherization funding to up to twenty-five percent (25%) instead of the standard allowable fifteen percent (15%).  Awarding these Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will not reduce the funding available for LIEAP benefits during the upcoming LIEAP program year.
A copy of the Waiver Request will be furnished upon request.  Contact LIEAP, Department of Family Services, 1700 Robertson Avenue, Worland, WY, 82401.  Copies may also be requested by email to dfs-lieap@wyo.gov. Comments are invited to be submitted in writing to dfs-lieap@wyo.gov by August 5, 2018.

Brenda Ilg
LIEAP Program Manager
307-347-6181, extension 34

Notice of Public Hearing

posted Apr 20, 2018, 12:54 PM by Christene Diers

Notice is hereby given of the intent of the Department of Family Services to adopt a plan governing the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  The grant application/state plan establishes standards for the delivery of the Weatherization Assistance Program and includes provisions related to program administration, determination of eligibility, program standards and guidelines, scope of weatherization work, applicant rights, quality assurance, and program personnel.  A public hearing will be held in Worland at 1700 Robertson Avenue, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.,  Monday, April 30, 2018.    Comments in advance of the public hearing may be emailed to dfs-lieap@wyo.gov.  They may also be faxed to 307-347-6184. A copy of the grant application/state plan may be viewed at dfsweb.wyo.gov/  .  Interested parties may also request a copy by calling (307)347-6181, extension 34.
Questions may be directed to the WAP Program Manager, dfs-lieap@wyo.gov. 

EBT at Winter Makers Markets

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:19 PM by vfe_dfs_codee.augustin@wyo.gov

Winter Makers Markets are kicking off this Saturday, and will take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month through May, from 10am-2pm in the Wyoming National Apartments lobby.

The Food for Thought Markets accept the Wyoming EBT Card at our markets on approved items. All SNAP recipients have to do is visit the Market Info Booth, run their card for the amount they want to spend at the market, and get that amount in wooden tokens to spend on approved vendors.

Event Cancelled- 2017 "Time to Heal" Homeless Conference

posted Sep 15, 2017, 10:46 AM by vfe_dfs_codee.augustin@wyo.gov   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 8:05 AM ]

Event Cancelled- 2017 Homeless Conference
Cheyenne-
Wyoming Homeless Collaborative will be hosting the 2017 "Time to Heal" Conference on Homelessness on October 3 and 4th. Conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel located at 204 West Fox Farm, Cheyenne, WY. 82007. 

Topics of break out sessions include substance abuse and recovery, homeless youth, law enforcement/department of corrections, rural homelessness, homeless with pets, housing vouchers, ESG/Coordinated entry and healthcare. 

Guest speakers include Governor Matt Mead and former UW football standout and professional athlete, Derrick Martin. 

For more information and registration please visit www.wyomingwhc.org.

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Public Notice- Central Registry Rules

posted Sep 1, 2017, 10:45 AM by vfe_dfs_codee.augustin@wyo.gov   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 10:57 AM ]

Public Notice for Central Registry- Comment Period for Central Registry Rules September 5 through October 31, 2017

Draft FFY2018 LIEAP State Plan

posted Aug 18, 2017, 9:25 AM by vfe_dfs_codee.augustin@wyo.gov

Public Notice, Central Registry of Abuse, Neglect

posted Aug 8, 2017, 4:09 PM by vfe_dfs_tony.lewis@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 4:30 PM ]

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PROPOSED RULES 
STATE OF WYOMING 
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES 
Central Registry of Abuse and Neglect of Children and Vulnerable Adults. 


Public Notice is hereby given that the Department of Family Services (DFS) intends to amend the following rules: Central Registry for Child & Disabled Adult Protection, Chapters 1-4

DFS shall amend the rules to ensure consistency with statutory changes passed during the 2017 legislative session, ensure the rules are consistent with practice, and reduce redundancy. 

Copies of the proposed rules are available at the following link, or may be obtained upon request from DFS:


The public comment period is from August 7, 2017 through October 1, 2017. 

Written comments shall be submitted to:

Rachel Campbell 
WY Department of Family Services 
2300 Capitol Avenue, 3rd floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002 

A public hearing on the rules will be held by DFS if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less then twenty-five (25) members.  Requests for a hearing should be directed to DFS at the address above by the date specified.  Any person may urge the agency not to adopt the rules and also request the agency to state its reasons for overruling any request to not adopt the rules for the Central Registry program. Interested parties may request a statement of DFS’ position regarding each comment and the action taken as a result of the comments prior to, or within 30 days after the amendment of these rules.  Requests shall be submitted to the above address. If requested, the statement will be issued by DFS within 30 days after DFS’ action.

Substitute Care Services- Proposed Rules Notice

posted Jun 14, 2017, 9:20 AM by vfe_dfs_codee.augustin@wyo.gov   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 8:44 AM by Tania Trujillo ]

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PROPOSED RULES


STATE OF WYOMING
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
Certification of Providers of Substitute Care Services for Children


Public Notice is hereby given that the Department of Family Services (DFS) intends to amend the following rules:
Certification of Providers of Substitute Care Services For Children, Chapters 1-7, 10 and 14; add Chapter 16; and repeal Chapters 8, 9, 12, 13 and 15.

DFS shall amend the rules to provide clarity, provide for distinction in substitute care programs and repeal substitute care programs not represented in Wyoming.  The goal of these revisions is to reflect best practices and enhance safety for children in licensed facilities and programs.

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained upon request from DFS at the address below. 

The public comment period is from June 23, 2017 through August 11, 2017. 

Written comments shall be submitted to:

Nichole Anderson 
WY Department of Family Services 
2300 Capitol Avenue, 3rd floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002 

A public hearing on the rules will be held by DFS if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members.  Requests for a hearing should be directed to DFS at the address above by the date specified.  Any person may urge the agency not to adopt the rules and also request the agency to state its reasons for overruling the consideration urged against the Certification of Providers of Substitute Care Services for Children. Interested parties may request a statement of DFS’ position regarding each comment and the action taken as a result of the comments prior to, or within 30 days after the amendment of these rules.  Requests shall be submitted to the above address. If requested, the statement will be issued by DFS within 30 days after DFS’ action.


State Juvenile Justice Council Meets in Sundance

posted May 22, 2017, 11:16 AM by vfe_dfs_tony.lewis@wyo.gov

The Governor's State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice will hold its next meeting in Sundance, WY on June 22nd and 23rd.

On the 22nd and 23rd they will be at:
Crook County Courthouse (basement meeting room)
309 E. Cleveland St.
Sundance, WY 82729

Among other issues, the Council will hear about juvenile justice issues in Crook County and the surrounding region. The public is welcome. For more information, please contact Brandon at 307-777-6299. 

LIEAP and Weatherization Notice

posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:29 AM by vfe_dfs_tony.lewis@wyo.gov   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:58 AM ]

Public Comment Sought for Heating and Weatherization Assistance Program

The Wyoming Department of Family Services is requesting Public Comment on a
waiver to the FFY 2017 Low Income Energy Assistance Plan. The waiver would
increase the percentage of funding to the Weatherization Program for persons of low
income. The waiver would increase the Weatherization funding to up to twenty-five
percent (25%) instead of the standard allowable fifteen percent (15%). Awarding these
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds to the Weatherization
Assistance Program will not reduce the funding available for LIEAP benefits during the
upcoming LIEAP program year.

A copy of the Waiver Request will be furnished upon request. Contact LIEAP,
Department of Family Services, 1700 Robertson Avenue, Worland, WY, 82401. Copies
may also be requested by email to dfslieap@wyo.gov. Comments are invited to be
submitted in writing to dfslieap@wyo.gov by May 1, 2017.

Brenda Ilg
LIEAP Program Manager
307-347- 6181, extension 34

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