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

Training & Technical Assistance Sexual Assault AgenciesDue: January 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Synopsis:

This is an opportunity to provide training and technical assistance to DCF funded sexual assault agencies to support survivors of sexual assault to:  assist with the transition to virtual/remote services for rape crisis centers, sexual assault programs, tribal programs, and culturally specific programs that provide crisis services, support services and assistance to survivors of sexual assault; and, support the increased emergency needs of sexual assault survivors as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Eligible Applicants:

Applications may be submitted by non-profit, for-profit organizations; a public agency or a tribal government that believes they can adequately meets the goals of this grant application. 

Issue Date:

December 28, 2021

Due Date and Time:

January 18, 2022, 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.

 

Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors Due: January 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Synopsis:

This is an opportunity to support survivors of sexual assault.  Feedback from local stand-alone sexual and dual domestic violence/sexual assault programs have made it clear all programs and the survivors they serve have been impacted somehow by the COVID-19 pandemic and can benefit from additional funds.

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit, nongovernmental, tribal organizations, or governmental entities in a state other than a territory that provides intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault without regard to their age.  In the case of a governmental entity, the entity may not be part of the criminal justice system (such as a law enforcement agency) and must be able to offer a comparable level of confidentiality as a nonprofit entity that provides similar victim services.

Issue Date:

December 28, 2021

Due Date:

January 18, 2022, 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.

 

Partner Up!Due: December 3, 2021 at 11:59PM

Synopsis:

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Division of Early Care and Education (DECE) is awarding funding to expand access to high-quality, affordable care, allowing Wisconsinites to enter and remain in the workforce. Using Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) discretionary funds available through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and the Preschool Development Grant (PDG), DCF is providing child care assistance to families and supporting child care providers with additional funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Specifically, DCF is using CRRSA funds to launch the Partner Up! Grant Program (the “Partner Up! Program”). The Partner Up! Program is designed to encourage businesses in essential workforce sectors to secure slots for their employees at local regulated child care providers. Under the Partner Up! Program, essential workforce businesses that secure slots for their employees will have their contributions matched by DCF.

DCF is soliciting applications from either a single government or non-profit organization, or from collaborating government or non-profit organizations, to become the Grant Administrator(s) of the Partner Up! Program. One Grant Administrator will be selected for each of the five child care regions. (A map of the five child care regions is included as Appendix A.) The Grant Administrator(s) will create partnerships between Wisconsin businesses in essential workforce sectors and existing regulated child care providers.

 

Eligible Applicants:

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

 

Issue Date:

November 15, 2021

 

Due Date and Time:

December 3, 2021 at 11:59PM

 

Submission Instructions:

The Grant Application should be submitted via email addressed to Luke Reible at dcfprocurement@wisconsin.gov. Please submit grant application with applicant information & signature completed and your response to grant application questions as separate PDF documents. Additionally, you must submit Appendix C - Budget form with all tabs within the Excel document completed as well.

 

Questions & Answers:

Please submit questions to dcfprocurement@wisconsin.gov. and we will provide and post answers in a timely fashion.

Question #1: Are applicants able to provide letters of support with the Partner Up! grant application? Is this encouraged or recommended?

Answer #1: Applicants are encouraged to submit Letters of Support from their partners on this project with their application. Letters of Support are not required. The applications will be scored solely on the content of the application itself.

Documents:

Partner Up! Grant Application

Appendix A - Map WI DCF Regions

Appendix B - Eligible Essential Businesses

Appendix C - Budget Form