2023 Early Childhood Funding RFP (Closed)
The Community Development Division (CDD) of the City of Madison seeks to create a foundation for Madison residents to readily access high-quality early care and learning environments, for child care providers to have the training to support the physical and emotional development of young children, and for children to have access to culturally responsive providers. The City is therefore seeking proposals to provide programming and services to the early childhood care and education community and workforce, defined as early care professionals and regulated programs primarily serving children ages birth to 5 years old.
In 2023, CDD seeks to continue its commitment to increase access to high-quality early care and education programs, build staff capacity and retention for established centers, and create opportunities to provide technical assistance for parties interested in establishing new child care operations.
The City of Madison’s Community Development Division’s programming is reviewed through the lens of its impact on poverty, racial equity, and social justice. Organizations that can demonstrate capacity to provide programming and services that will have an impact in those areas are encouraged to apply. This may look different from program to program, depending on the methods, curriculum, programming, etc. used in the program. Proposals should demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion by active promotion of diversity (racial, socio-economic, ability, etc.) at all levels of the program and the implementation of strategic responses.