Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

System for Payments and Reports of Contracts (SPARC)

Welcome to Department of Children and Families SPARC

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CORe Data

2015 and 2016 CORe Data can be found in the Reports Section.

SPARC Basics

SPARC is the DCF system for monitoring and paying grant contracts to DCF sub-recipients.

Coding Structure

The following codes and their definitions will be the same for most agencies

  • Contract code
  • Line Code
  • Class Code

The relationship of above codes will stay the same.


  • SPARC will be a Replacement System.
  • Docusign will continue to be the contract process.
  • Supplier due dates for reporting expenses will remain the same.
  • Contract payment dates from DCF will remain the same.
  • Contracts will appear in the Reports tab when approved by DCF not when signed by agency.
  • Payments will continue to be processed only after agency signs contract using docusign.
  • Users accessing SPARC will use their WIEXT ID. If a user does not have a WIEXT ID, they will need to set one up.