Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

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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 by email to DCFProcurement@wisconsin.gov no later than the due date and time listed 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

437002-G20-00001587 Diversify Workforce in the Early Care and Education Field        Due: April 22, 2020 by 2:00 pm

Synopsis:

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Division of Early Care and Education (DECE) was awarded a Preschool Development Birth to Five Grant (PDG B-5) to expand Early Care and Education (ECE) initiatives throughout the state. The grant focuses on addressing pervasive challenges around equity, access, quality, and affordability in early care and education.  DCF will develop a contract that focuses on strengthening the ECE workforce by extending educational and workforce supports to young adult males, influencing interest in the education of Wisconsin’s youngest learners.

We are seeking applicants to respond to this application with a work plan that provides career preparation opportunities for young adult males of color, ages 18-24, to become early care and education teachers, providing access to secondary education and life-long learning, establishing their commitment to Wisconsin’s youngest learners preparing them for kindergarten, and to promote long-term interest in education.

 

Eligible Applicants:

This application is open to anyone to apply.

 

**PLEASE NOTE:  Address questions related to this application to Tiffany Wilson, Tiffany.Wilson@wisconsin.gov.   Submit completed applications to DCFProcurement@wisconsin.gov.**

 

Issue Date:

March 10, 2020

 

Due Date and Time:

April 22, 2020 by 2:00 pm    (Revised 3/20/20)

 

Documents:

1587 Diversify Workforce Application

Exhibit 1 - Budget Form

 

 

Questions Submitted:

1. The contract cap is $350,000, but that is only for the remainder of 2020.  Would any renewals be applied--at least in part--to the remainder of the 2020-21 school year (spring semester 2021)?

Because of the grant period being a calendar year, the 2021 portion of the school year would fall into the 2nd year of funding.  While we cannot guarantee we will receive the grant for a 2nd year, the likelihood is we will.  If we do receive funding, no competition would be required on your part until 2023. 

2. Would any contract renewal(s) likely be contingent upon Wisconsin winning renewals of the PDG grant?

Renewals would be contingent upon DCF being awarded the PDG grant for another year. 

 

437002-G20-0001588 Shared Services Network                                                                 Due:  April 30, 2020 by 2:00 pm

Synopsis:

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Division of Early Care and Education (DECE) was awarded a Preschool Development Birth to Five Grant (PDG B-5) to expand Early Care and Education (ECE) initiatives throughout the state. The grant activities focus on addressing pervasive challenges around equity, access, quality, and affordability in early care and education. Under this grant, Wisconsin will have an opportunity to build a strong ECE system that engages partners at the state, regional, and local level.

The overall mission of this grant is to provide early care and education opportunities through the state that improves the well-being, health, development, and kindergarten readiness among all children ages B-5. The Department recognizes the critical connections between supported, financially sound early care and education programs and their ability to be successful in providing affordable, high-quality early care and education to children in their communities.

DCF is soliciting applications from either a single organization/company (e.g., counties, non-profits, for-profits, etc.) or from collaborating organizations/companies to act as the Hub of operations for one or more new early care and education shared service networks within communities that serve priority populations in the state of Wisconsin. Priority populations identified within the PDG B-5 grant include low-income, rural, and tribal populations, as well as populations experiencing homelessness and populations who prefer communications in a language other than English. The purpose of an early care and education shared service Hub is to: recruit and retain local early care and education program members (both group and family childcare programs); provide business and professional development, as well as staffing support services to members to help improve their program quality and build a strong group of community stakeholders to provide expertise and financially maintain the network beyond PDG funding.

 

 

Eligible Applicants:

This application is open to anyone to apply.

 

**PLEASE NOTE:  Address questions related to this application to Amanda Reeve, Amanda.Reeve@wisconsin.gov.   Submit completed applications to DCFProcurement@wisconsin.gov.

 

Issue Date:

March 16, 2020

 

Due Date and Time:

April 30, 2020 by 2:00 pm  (revised 3/20/20)

 

Documents:

1588 Share Services Network Application

Exhibit 1 - Budget Form

 

 

Questions Submitted: