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ARPA Early Childhood Initiative Request for Proposals

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Community Advocates Public Policy Institute & Milwaukee County Health and Human Services

Request for Proposals: ARPA Early Childhood Initiative

Issued February 16, 2024

Due Friday, March 15, 2024, by 5 p.m. CST



The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute invites proposals from not-for-profit organizations or government entities servicing Milwaukee County to provide programming and services directed toward early childhood.

Funding is made available through the Milwaukee County DHHS Children Youth & Family Services (CYFS). Early childhood has broad and significant impacts on the overall health and wellbeing of all Milwaukee County youth and their families. The economic and health costs of not having a robust early childhood system are substantial. The most effective way to address these issues is to invest in building a stronger system.

The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute will allocate approximately $800,000 in early childhood and family strengthening funding in 2024 based on this Request for Proposal’s competitive application process. It is estimated that 5-6 projects will be funded with a maximum grant award of $135,000.


All applications are due Friday, March 15, 2024, by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. Review of applications will begin promptly, approved proposals will be notified of the funding no later than Friday, March 29, 2024, for a contract start date of Monday, April 1, 2024. All funding must be expended no later than August 31, 2025.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS -- Click on the links below to download the materials to apply.