Public Comment Period Open through 9/1/21 for CAP Redesignation

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The Governor intends to redesignate the Client Assistance Program (CAP) from the WI Division of Trade and Consumer Protection (DTACP) to Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW). DRW is the state’s designated Protection and Advocacy system, charged with protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. DRW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with funding from federal and state grants to provide individual and systems advocacy to ensure that Wisconsinites with disabilities can access what they need to live safe, meaningful, productive lives within their home communities. The CAP is a natural fit with the organization’s advocacy work and DRW welcomes the move. Follow this link to learn more about CAP and the intended redesignation. The Governor seeks your comments, at one of the hearings listed below or in writing.

Hearing Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Virtually via Microsoft Teams
Call in: 1-608-571-2209, 461071516#

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Room 106 (Board Room)
2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Virtually via Microsoft Teams
Call in: 1-608-571-2209, 8384667#

The Department invites the public to attend the hearing and comment on the proposed redesignation. Following the public hearing, the comment period will remain open until September 1, 2021, for additional written public comments. Comments may be sent in writing or by email to David Woldseth in the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection via email to

Read the press release here (accessible pdf).