DCF Grant Application Opportunities

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Below you will find listings for current DCF Grant Application Opportunities. Each opportunity includes additional information about the opportunity, including the award amount, synopsis, who is eligible to apply, requirements, how to apply, and any deadlines and requirements for submitting.

Additional competitive DCF opportunities may be found on eSupplier. eSupplier is managed by DOA where many state agencies publish competitive Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Bids (RFBs) and accept electronic responses.  Opportunities listed here will not be found on eSupplier unless noted in the synopsis.   

Any awards made from opportunities listed here will require a contract be signed.  There is a link to the left for the DCF Standard Contract.  This is a sample upon which most contracts are based.  All contracts, at minimum, will include the DOA Standard Terms & Conditions and DOA Supplemental Terms & Conditions also linked to the left. 

How to Respond

For all opportunities, responses should be submitted per the instructions in the announcement.  Responses must be received no later than the due date and time for that opportunity.  The applicant is responsible to ensure that their submission is complete and fully transmitted by the due time.  Applications not received timely will not be considered.

Open Grant Opportunities

Youth Justice Innovation Grant Application         Due:  August 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Synopsis:

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Division of Safety and Permanence, Bureau of Youth Justice is accepting applications for Youth Justice Innovation Grants.

Eligible Applicants:

See the link below for eligibility requirements.  

Issue Date:

June 2021

Due Date and Time:

August 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Documents and Contact Information:

Please visit https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/yj to obtain materials and details, including contact information regarding this opportunity.  

 

Out-of-Home Care Providers    Due:  September 1, 2021

Synopsis:

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS) is accepting applications for Out-of-Home Care Providers (Assessment and Stabilization Centers, Group Homes, Treatment Foster Homes, and Residential Care Centers).

 

Eligible Applicants:

See the link below for eligibility requirements.  

 

Issue Date:

May 12, 2021

 

Due Date:

September 1, 2021

 

Documents and Contact Information:

Please visit https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/mcps/ohc-provider to obtain materials and details, including contact information regarding this opportunity.  

 

PDG Early Care and Education Community Innovation Grant Letter of Interest    Due:  August 4, 2021

Synopsis:

The State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is requesting a Letter of Interest (LOI) from all parties interested in submitting a proposal to manage the PDG Early Care and Education Community Innovation Grant Implementation project.  The requirements to qualify to provide these services are detailed within this document.

 

Eligible Applicants:

See the link below for eligibility requirements.  

 

Issue Date:

July 13, 2021

 

Due Date:

August 4, 2021

 

Submission Instructions:

The LOI should be submitted via email, as a single PDF attachment, and addressed to Luke Reible at dcfprocurement@wi.gov

 

Please see additional submission instructions in Appendix A of the Request for LOI linked below.

 

Documents and Contact Information:

Request for Letter of Interest

Please contact the PDG Team via email at wipdg@wisconsin.gov for any questions regarding the Letter of Interest.

 

Questions and Answers:

Question #1: Can this funding be awarded for costs associated with start-up of a  new child care center in an area of the state identified as a ‘child care desert?’

Answer #1: The current posting for the PDG Early Care and Education Community Innovation Grant Letter of Interest opportunity is specifically looking for parties interested in managing the PDG Early Care and Education Community Innovation Grant Implementation (CIG) project. At this time we are only seeking organization(s) to manage the awarding of and distribution of PDG CIG funds. Once this is in place, there will be a new application window opened for organizations to apply to receive PDG CIG funds.

The specific requirements in regards to whether funding can be awarded for start-up costs associated opening new centers have yet to be fully finalized but all of that information will be available when the request for applications window is posted. PDG will be offering both Workforce Grants and Community Innovation Grants. Please stay tuned for both of these application windows to open and when they do, there will be wide publicity advertising the opportunity on our website, in our newsletter, and throughout other DCF communication channels.