2023 Request for Proposals

We have released the 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) for our Violence Prevention Grants Program. There will be $475,000 in funding available, with the expectation to award 5-12 agencies, ranging from $10,000-$80,000.

As in the previous year, we are seeking to support agencies that address the areas identified in our Roadmap to Reducing Violence plan. We have updated the submission process to an online portal, and have updated the priority areas this RFP seeks to fund.

Please review the attached RFP document for details.

How to apply


An organization is eligible to apply for and receive funds under this grant opportunity if the organization meets one of the following criteria:

  • Nonprofits
  • Community organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Institutes of K-12 education, preschools, and childcare centers
  • Native American tribal organizations

Applicants must also meet all of the following requirements:

  • Service area that is within Dane County
  • History of successfully implementing violence prevention initiatives or has plans for new initiatives that utilize an evidence-based approach and are aligned with the objectives found in the Madison & Dane County Roadmap to Reducing Violence
  • Experience in collaboration and coordination with other organizations working to address violence prevention or intervention, in alignment with the mission of the Roadmp.
  • Active registration in SAM.gov

Application Deadline: June 2, 2023, 11:59pm


All questions related to the application or application process must be submitted by May 19, 2023, 4:00pm to: amoghadam@publichealthmdc.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Contract Requirements

If an organization receives funding through an RFP process, there are several contractual requirements that applicant agencies should be aware of.

Affirmative Action Plans or Exemption Forms

Public Health Madison and Dane County contracts require non-exempt entities to develop and maintain an approved affirmative action plan. For more information on these requirements please visit the Department of Civil Rights website.

Required Insurance for Contracts

If funded, applicant agrees to secure insurance coverage in the following areas to the extent required by the City Office of Risk Management:

  • Commercial General Liability

  • Automobile Liability
  • Worker's Comp
  • Professional Liability

The cost of this coverage can be considered in the request for funding. The Certificate of Insurance that will be required at the time of contracting is available on the City of Madison Risk Management website.

FEDERAL FUNDING NOTICE: Because this program is funded with ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, the agreement you sign will also include many federal legal requirements that are a condition of ARPA funding. For more information, please review the 2022 RFP Roadmap to Reducing Violence in Madison and Dane County.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about these requirements or processes, please visit the Department of Tresury Website for SLFRF Compliance and Reporting or email Public Health Madison and Dane County Violence Prevention staff.

2022 Awardees

We asked for proposals from organizations to support the following three priority areas for the 2022 grant opportunity:

  1. Support Community Engagement with Children and Families
  2. Foster Strong Neighborhoods
  3. Bolster and Increase Intervention and Continuous Healing for Those Affected by Violence

2022 Awardees

  • Dane County District Attorney’s Office – Crime Response Program
    • Funding will be used to provide Bluetooth panic buttons on phones of victims of violent crimes who remain at risk for further/escalating violence. When activated, the panic button sends the user’s GPS location and within seconds, notifies 911.
  • Dane County Multi Agency Center – Multi-Agency Portal
    • Funding will be used for a web-based platform and app for survivors of sexual violence and local support services to connect with each other.
  • Meadowood Neighborhood Association – Meadowood Health Partnership
    • Funding will be used to build organizational capacity to strengthen services to individuals with immediate housing, food, and other emergency needs, and refer these individuals to needed health and social services in order to prevent or reduce violence from occurring.
  • Operation Fresh Start – Mobile Engagement for Youth and Emerging Adults
    • Funding will be used to counsel young adults ages 17-24 who need support in exploring career options, preparing for employment, and taking next steps towards achieving their career goals.
  • Urban Triage – Supporting Healthy Black Families and Youth
    • Funding will be used in a new initiative that will serve youth ages 14-24, especially those aging out of foster care or re-entering society after incarceration. The program will provide individual support, job skills development, rental assistance, trauma recovery, and support navigating institutions and systems.