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-G20-0001588 - Lead Remediation Project                                                   Due Date October 29, 2020 by 2:00 PM



DCF is soliciting applications from either a single organization/company (e.g., counties, non-profits, for-profits, etc.) or from collaborating organizations/companies to identify, evaluate, and award Lead Remediation funding to ECE providers who demonstrate the need for funding to provide clean safe drinking water to children accessing ECE services. this funding can reduce children’s overall exposure to lead by addressing clean water needs in ECE centers.


Eligible Applicants:

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


Issue Date:

 October 15, 2020

Due Date and Time:

 November 3, 2020 by 2:00 PM


Application Form

Budget Document

Questions Submitted:

1) I don't understand the $250,000 grant, but limited to $25,000 -  The total amount of funding for the Lead Remediation project is $250,000 with an administrative overhead cap of ten percent (10%). Applicants must provide a detailed line-item budget identifying how they will provide the services outlined in this request without exceeding the amount of $25,000. Additionally, all applications should include a budget narrative that describes the line-item expenditures. The submitted budget should be developed for the time period of November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021. Budgets for one-year renewals will be requested from the applicant if renewals are exercised.

The Department is requesting proposals from organizations to distribute Lead Remediation funds across the State to qualified Early Care and Education (ECAC) providers. In order to distribute these funds the Department understands that the selected vendor will need to develop an application, review, approval, and payment process necessary to distribute the available Lead Remediation funds ($225,000). In order to develop these necessary processes the Department has allocated a maximum of $25,000 for the selected vendor to cover development and overhead costs.

2) Do we have to provide services for the entire state? Or can we limit this to just Milwaukee County?

The Department is requesting proposals to distribute Lead Remediation funds across the State to qualified ECE providers.


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 (11/23/20)

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 (11/23/20)