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-G20-0001696 - PDG Community Innovation Grants                                   Due Date December 11, 2020 by 2:00 PM



DCF is soliciting applications from public and private organizations (e.g., counties, non-profits, for-profits, etc.) collaborating with at least one other organization/company to support young children ages birth to 5 and their families in WI communities. Applicants may seek CIG funding to launch new programs, expand existing work, or to support collaboration across programs and partners. Applicants will use funds for early care and education (ECE) programs that address the issues of equity, workforce, access, affordability, quality, kindergarten readiness and local collaboration.


Eligible Applicants:

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


Application Instructions:


Issue Date:

 November 16, 2020

Due Date and Time:

 December 11, 2020 by 2:00 PM


Application Form

Budget Document

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

FAQ (12/09/20)

437002-G20-0001696 - PDG Community Innovation Grants - Español                  Due Date December 11, 2020 by 2:00 PM



DCF está solicitando organizaciones públicos y privados (por ejemplo, condados, organizaciones sin fines de lucro, negocios, etc.) trabajando en colaboración con otra organización/compañía que apoya niños de nacimiento a 5 años y sus familias en comunidades en Wisconsin para aplicar para el Subvención de Innovación Comunitaria/Community Innovation Grant. Organizaciones pueden aplicar para lanzar nuevos programas, ampliar el trabajo que ya están haciendo o para colaborar con otros programas o socios. Aplicantes pueden usar fondos para los Programas Educativos y del Cuidado Temprano (Early Care and Education) que trabajan en asuntos de equidad, fuerza laboral, acceso, costo/precio económico, calidad, requisitos para el kínder y colaboración local. 


Aplicantes Eligible:

Esta aplicación es para todos que cumplen con el criterio.


Instrucciones para Aplicar:

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Fecha del Inicio:

 16 Noviembre 2020

Fecha y hora para entregarlo:

 11 Diciembre 2020 antes de las 2:00 PM


Forma para Aplicar

Forma para el Presupuesto 


Preguntas Frecuentes (FAQ)

Preguntas Frecuentes (12/09/20)