Project Growth

Project Growth

Dream UP

Dream Up! Cohort 1 & 2 Awardees can be viewed HERE     

Applications for Dream Up! Cohort 3 are now closed. 

DCF has worked with a few communities to capture videos of the Dream Up! process. Catch up on the progress communities have been making by viewing these videos on the Innovative Communities Around Wisconsin webpage.  

Additional Dream Up! resources available on the Department of Children and Families website HERE  

Partner UP

The Partner Up! grant program will provide $21 million in funding to support partnerships  between businesses who purchase slots at existing regulated child care providers. The funding will be awarded based on existing community child care needs throughout Wisconsin. The funding from this program can be used to increase staff compensation, pay expenses, reserve child care slots for local business employees, improve the quality of a child care program, and more. 

Who Should Apply:
  • Businesses
  • Child care providers who want to help sponsor the cost of their employees’ child care

Note: Governmental entities are not eligible for Partner Up! grants. 

For more information or to learn how businesses can support their employees with the cost of child care contact:
Michele Hemb |

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