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.  

 

Refugee School Impact Grant and Refugee Youth Mentoring Grant Due: September 3, 2021

Synopsis:

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Bureau of Refugee Programs (BRP) seeks applications for projects to be funded by the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSI) or the Refugee Youth Mentoring Grant (RYM).

DCF will award RSI and RYM Grant funds through a competitive discretionary application process open to schools, school districts, and community-based organizations in Wisconsin that will operate projects that accomplish the goals of the RSI or RYM Grants.

DCF will award RSI and RYM Grant funds for projects that serve refugees in any of the following counties: Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Sheboygan, or Winnebago. Programs may additionally serve surrounding counties; but must include at least one of the counties listed. If any targeted county has no approved applications, DCF may choose to fund only those projects that are approved, or it may choose to repost and repeat the request for application process for the unserved county.

 

Eligible Applicants:

This application is open to all who want to apply and meet the criteria.

 

Issue Date:

August 16, 2021

 

Due Date and Time:

September 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

 

Submission Instructions:

The Grant Application 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 the Grant Application linked below. Additionally, Appendix 1: RSI/RYM Budget must be submitted as a separate document.

A Technical Assistance call will be held for public interest on August 23, 2021 at 9:00 - 10:30AM. Please contact DCF Procurement at dcfprocurement@wisconsin.gov for a Zoom meeting invite by August 20, 2021 at 2:00PM.

 

Questions & Answers:

Please refer to the linked Q&A document for the latest questions and answers (as of 8/26/2021)

 

Documents:

1870 RSI & RYM Grant Application

Appendix 1: RSI/RYM Budget

Appendix 2: Sample Contract

Refugee School Impact Grant and Refugee Youth Mentoring Grant (Sheboygan Cty Only) Due: September 24, 2021

Synopsis:

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Bureau of Refugee Programs (BRP) seeks applications for projects to be funded by the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSI) or the Refugee Youth Mentoring Grant (RYM). 

DCF will award RSI and RYM Grant funds through a competitive discretionary application process open to schools, school districts, and community-based organizations in Wisconsin that will operate projects that accomplish the goals of the RSI or RYM Grants.

DCF will award RSI and RYM Grant funds for projects that serve refugees in Sheboygan county. Programs may additionally serve surrounding counties; but must include at least Sheboygan county. If any targeted county has no approved applications, DCF may choose to fund only those projects that are approved, or it may choose to repost and repeat the request for application process for the unserved county.

 

Eligible Applicants:

This application is open to all who want to apply for servicing Sheboygan county and meet the criteria.

 

Issue Date:

September 10, 2021

 

Due Date and Time:

September 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

 

Submission Instructions:

The Grant Application 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 the Grant Application linked below. Additionally, Appendix 1: RSI/RYM Budget must be submitted as a separate document.

 

Questions & Answers:

Please refer to the linked Q&A document for the latest questions and answers (as of 8/26/2021)

 

Documents:

1870 RSI & RYM Grant Application

Appendix 1: RSI/RYM Budget

Appendix 2: Sample Contract

Domestic Violence Housing First Pilot Program Due:  October 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Synopsis:

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Division of Safety and Permanence, Bureau of Safety and Well-Being is accepting applications for Domestic Violence Housing First Pilot Program.

Eligible Applicants:

This application is open to all DCF-funded domestic abuse programs, including tribal programs receiving Family Services funds.

Issue Date:

August 24, 2021

Due Date and Time:

October 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Documents and Comments

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