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The Tamara D. Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion

PIE Grant Program

The Partners in Equity Grant (PIE Grant) was approved by the County Board of Supervisors and County Executive and piloted in 2015 to address systemic racial inequalities in health, education, employment or criminal justice. During the pilot period the grant was administered by the Department of Human Services and the Office for Equity and Inclusion.

The Partners in Equity Grant Program of the Dane County Office for Equity and Inclusion supports Dane County-based community groups that propose to use funding to address systemic racial inequities in the criminal justice system, with a preference for proposals that address issues identified by the Criminal Justice Workgroup Recommendations in the September 2015 white paper titled  “Investigating Solutions to Racial Disparities and Mental Health Challenges in the Dane County Jail and throughout Dane County’s Criminal Justice System”.      

 

 

 

2023 Partners in Equity Grant Program Guidelines

Grants are awarded to Dane County based community group(s) that will use the funding to address systemic racial inequities in the following areas:

  • Health (including pandemic health related responses)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Criminal Justice (areas to be addressed may be associated with the recommendation of the criminal justice workgroup.)

To qualify for the grant, your group must desire to address systemic racial inequities in the criminal justice system, with a preference for proposals that address issues identified by the Criminal Justice Workgroup Recommendations. For more about these recommendations, please click here.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to request funding under this grant program, the applicant must be a Dane County-based community group or non-profit with a Federal Tax ID number.   The organization must be working to address systemic racial inequities in the areas of health, education, employment or criminal justice.

Applicants that may have received a previous award must show evidence of project completion and satisfactory progress.  Applicants past performance may impact eligibility.  Previous awardees who have not satisfactorily completed requirements are not eligible to apply.

Individual organizations may apply for up to $15,000.  Partnerships or collaborations of two or more eligible organizations may apply for up to $50,000.   A total of $50,715 is available for 2023.

2024 Application

Coming soon

 

 

 

Partners in Equity- Racial Equity & Social Justice Awardees

 

 

Kids Forward - Race to Equity 10 year Report: Dane County

 

 

Questions? Contact the Office for Equity and Inclusion at (608) 283-1391.