Dane, Dodge, Marquette and Sauk counties have been providing W-2 services separately through their human services departments.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk says state officials have accepted the counties' $14.7 million proposal to jointly operate the W-2 program for 2004 and 2005.
The state allocated nearly $20 million among the four counties to operate W-2 during the previous two-year contract period.
W-2, also known as Wisconsin Works, requires adults to work or get job training in exchange for a check and subsidized child care.
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