Dane County Department of Human Services purchases many client services through the RFP process. Providers can competitively bid on these contracts during the annual Request for Proposal (RFP) process which occurs in the spring of each year for contracts starting January of the following year. RFPs for new or non-client services may be released at other times throughout the year. The open RFP link is below. Professionals or organizations interested in bidding should also register as vendors with the County. The County’s vendor registration can be found here.
Children’s Long-Term Support is a waiver program that funds community supports and services for children who have limitations in their day-to-day activities and need additional support in order to remain in their home or community. Providers interested in becoming a CLTS provider can learn about how to get starterd on this page.
The CDBG and HOME programs allow Dane County to provide financial assistance to businesses, organizations, and municipalities for housing and community development activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents of the County. More information on these is located here.
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a voluntary, community-based program under Chapter DHS 36 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code that provides psychosocial rehabilitation services to clients across the lifespan who have needs for ongoing, high or low-intensity services resulting from mental health or substance use disorders, but who are not in need of Community Support Program (CSP) services. These services and support activities are designed to assist CCS clients to achieve their highest possible level of independent functioning, stability, and independence, and to facilitate recovery. Providers interested in joining the CCS Provider Network can learn more about the program and find application information linked on the CCS Provider Resource Page.
Dane County foster parents provide a home to children and youth who are unable to live with their families due to issues of abuse, neglect, or other child welfare concerns. A foster parent works with the Department and the child’s family to help achieve a safe and permanent living situation for a child, hopefully with birth family or other relatives whenever possible. For additional information, please see our Foster Care pages.