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

Milwaukee County Child Protective Services Out-of-Home Care Annual Registration | Due: Varies


The Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS) contracts with the out-of-home care providers to provide placement resources for children/youth in Milwaukee County and served by the child welfare system. This is the annual registration to establish contracts with community-based providers for children/youth in need of higher levels of care placements. Services include:  Assessment and Stablization Center, Group Home, Level 3-5 Treatment Foster Homes, and Residential Care Centers.

Eligible Applicants:

In order to receive placement referrals for children/youth under a Temporary Physical Custody (TPC) or Child in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) Order, your agency must be licensed appropriately by the State of Wisconsin and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Child Welfare Licensing Section (CWLS), and you must be contracted with DMCPS.

Due Date and Time:

Varies, each registration form will include the due date and time.  

Documents and Comments

Please visit Milwaukee County Child Protective Services, Out of Home Care Provider Registration and Contracts page to obtain additional information and the registration forms for this opportunity.

Tribal Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors | Due: March 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m.


We are pleased to announce that the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) has issued to states a historic investment for rape crisis centers and sexual assault programs to support sexual assault survivors impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Feedback from local stand-alone sexual assault and dual domestic violence/sexual assault programs have made it clear that all programs and survivors they serve have been impacted somehow by the COVID-19 pandemic and can benefit from additional funds. Tribal Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivor funds will be distributed using this grant application process.

Eligible Applicants:

A tribal organization that provides intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault without regard to their age is eligible to apply. However, applications will only be accepted from tribal programs that do not currently receive Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivor funding through contract 437003-G22-0001955.

Issue Date:

January 2, 2023

Due Date and Time:

February 24, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Documents and Comments

Please visit DCFs domestic abuse page to obtain materials and details, including contact information regarding this opportunity.