Dream Up! Supply-Building Grant Program Awardees - Spring and Fall 2022 Cohorts

Dream Up! Cohorts 1 & 2 Awardees Map

The Dream Up! Child Care Supply-Building grant program, administered by our partner, First Children’s Finance, focuses on building child care supply through a collaborative community approach. Twenty-eight cross-sector teams will receive strategic planning support and $75,000 in grant funding to evaluate, plan, sustain, and expand existing child care, and support new child care programs. Additional $5,000 stipends will be allocated to participating child care providers who submit business improvement plans during the strategic planning process. Explore the map and table below to view recipients from the spring 2022 and fall 2022 cohorts.

DCF has also worked with a few communities to capture videos of the Dream Up! process. Catch up on the progress communities have been making by viewing these videos on our Innovative Communities Around Wisconsin webpage

Look for the next round of Dream Up! applications in early 2023.

Spring 2022 Cohort Awardees

Dream Up! Cohort 1 Awardees
Core Team Lead Communities Served
Adams County Childcaring Alliance Adams County
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Bad River Tribal Community
Children’s Cottage Royall School District, Elroy
City of Sun Prairie City of Sun Prairie
City of Superior Douglas County
Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation Dodge County
Indianhead Community Action Agency Rusk County
Marathon County Marathon County
Progress Lakeshore Manitowoc County
Sauk Prairie Chamber Merrimac, Prairie du Sac, Sauk City, Leland, Witwen, Denzer, Honey Creek, Sumpter, Caledonia, and Roxbury
Stockbridge-Munsee Community Bowler, Gresham, Wittenberg, Keshena, and Neopit
United Way of St. Croix Valley Roberts, Baldwin, Woodville, Spring Valley, Elmwood, Ellsworth, and River Falls

Fall 2022 Cohort Awardees

Dream Up! Cohort 2 Awardees
Core Team Lead Communities Served
Augusta Childcare Center Osseo-Fairchild School District
Community Related Training (Milwaukee) Villard Ave. Business Improvement District, Havenwoods Area
City of Waupaca City of Waupaca and surrounding townships
Coop Credit Union Jackson County
Crown Jewel Academy Zip Codes: 53405, 53403, 53402, 53401
Driftless Development Prairie du Chien and Crawford County
Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp Oneida County
Ithaca School District Richland County
Latino Chamber of Commerce Latinx community of Dane County
Lincoln County Social Services Lincoln County
Medford Area Public Schools Taylor County
Oshkosh Area United Way City of Oshkosh and Winnebago County
The Playing Field Zip codes: 53704 and 53705, additional focus on any Dane County family experiencing homelessness)
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley Zip Codes: 54742, 54722, 54757, 54745, 54732, 54748, 54727
Viroqua Area Schools City of Viroqua, Town of Viroqua, Coon, Franklin, Freeman, Genoa, Hamburg, Harmony, Jefferson, Kickapoo, Liberty Sterling, Webster
Waupaca County Weyauwega, Fremont, Marion, Manawa, portions of New London & Clintonville