Effective date: September 4, 2018
If a local WDB chooses to use incentive payments, it must have written policies and procedures in place that:1
AND, DWD-DET requires that policies and procedures ensure that the incentive payments are:
Note: The local WDB's policies and procedures must be outlined in writing before it can start awarding incentive payments.3 If a local WDB adds new opportunities for incentive payments, those must be covered by the local WDB's written policies and procedures before they can be extended to participants.
Note: Incentives for entertainment costs are prohibited.4 Examples include tickets for movies or sporting events, or gift cards to movie theaters or other venues whose sole purpose is entertainment.5 Additionally, local WDBs must follow 2 CFR part 200 requirements related to internal controls to safeguard cash and gift cards, which are essentially cash.6 The procurement of non-cash incentives must follow standard procurement procedures as stipulated in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 CFR §200.318-320.