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Dream Up! Grant Program
DreamThe Dream Up! Child Care Supply-Building Grant Program is kicking off a third cohort of applications with additional funding of $2.5 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The competitive application period for Cohort 3 of the Dream Up! grant program will be open February 20 – March 17, 2023.
Through a collaborative community approach, teams of community stakeholders, will work to evaluate, plan, sustain, and expand existing child care, and support new child care programs.
Teams are encourage to include a cross-sector of professionals. Teams of invested community members may include (but are not limited to):
- Local business leaders
- Community and civic organizations
- Economic development programs
- Child care programs
- School districts
- Local government
- City or county administrations
Individual child care programs are not eligible for this program as a stand-alone applicant, but may be a part of the team.
Dream Up! Kick-Off Webinar (hosted by DCF)
Monday, February 20 | 12-1 p.m.
Join the Zoom Webinar HERE
Meeting ID: 899 3721 4116
Tuesday Talks with DECE – Funding Opportunities: Dream Up! and Child Care Counts Program C (hosted by DCF)
Tuesday, February 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
See the Tuesday Talks webpage for more details.
Dream Up! Informational Webinars (hosted by First Children’s Finance)
Thursday, March 2 | 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
More information coming soon.
Dream Up! Cohort 1 & 2 Awardees can be viewed HERE
Additional Dream Up! resources available on the Department of Children and Families website HERE
Partner Up! is a new grant program from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ Project Growth, Supporting Families Together Association, and Wisconsin’s nine CCR&Rs.
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