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Displaced Homemaker Program in Camden, Cape May, Mercer, Salem, Somerset Counties

Contracts for Services to New Jersey Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and IHEs for Programs to Promote Economic Self-Sufficiency

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New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) - Division on Women (DOW)

Deadline Date:

04/17/19 12:00 PM Receipt


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Contracts for Services to New Jersey nonprofits, IHEs, and businesses in eligible counties for programs to support at-risk individuals in the pursuit of economic self-sufficiency. Programs must be run in Cape May, Camden, Salem, Mercer, or Somerset Counties. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life of displaced homemakers through educational programs and job training.

A Displaced Homemaker, as defined in Public Law 1979, Chapter 125 “Displaced Homemaker Act,” is an individual who has not worked in the labor force for a substantial number of years but who has, during those years, worked in the home providing unpaid services for family members and has been dependent upon the income of another family member, but is no longer supported by that income, and:
- Is receiving public assistance because of dependent children in the home but is within one year of no longer being eligible for such assistance; or
- Is unemployed or underemployed and is having trouble in obtaining or upgrading employment; or
- Is at least 40 years of age, an age at which discrimination based on age is likely and at which entry or reentry to or advancement in the labor market is difficult.

Displaced Homemaker Programs provide participants with the support they need to pursue economic self-sufficiency. Programs are designed to enhance individual employability and earning potential and to increase the quality of participants’ lives and their families’.

The Displaced Homemaker Programs will provide outreach, intake and orientation, supportive group counseling, assessment and testing, career and educational programs, computer training, life skills development, skills training, pre-employment preparation, supportive services, referrals and job placement assistance.

With the current funding, DOW focuses on three major barriers; childcare, transportation, and education options.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185474

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

One in each of five counties.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each awarded program shall receive up to $150,000.

Term of Contract:

This funding is for a twelve-month period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must be for profit or non-profit corporations and/or Universities that are duly registered to conduct business within the State of New Jersey.
2. Applicants must be in good standing with all State and Federal agencies with which they have an existing grant or contractual relationship.
3. If Applicant is under a corrective action plan with DCF (inclusive of its Divisions and Offices) or any other New Jersey State agency or authority, the Applicant may not submit a proposal for this RFP if written notice of such limitation has been provided to the Agency or authority. Responses shall not be reviewed and considered by DCF until all deficiencies listed in the corrective action plan have been eliminated and progress maintained to the satisfaction of DCF for the period as required by the written notice.
4. Applicants shall not be suspended, terminated or barred for deficiencies in performance of any award, and if applicable, all past issues must be resolved as demonstrated by written documentation.
5. Applicants that are presently under contract with DCF must follow the terms and conditions of their contract.
6. Where required, all applicants must hold current State licenses.
7. Applicants that are not governmental entities must have a governing body that provides oversight as is legally required.
8. Applicants must have the capability to uphold all administrative and operating standards as outlined in this document.

Any fiscally viable entity that meets the eligibility requirements, terms and conditions of the RFP, and the contracting rules and regulations set forth in the DCF Contract Policy and Information Manual (N.J.A.C. 10:3) may apply.

Funded programs must be located in Camden, Cape May, Mercer, Salem, or Somerset Counties of New Jersey.

Pre-Application Information:

Questions will be accepted in advance via email until March 20, 2019 by 12:00 PM.

Technical inquiries about forms and other documents may be requested any time.

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: April 17, 2019 by 12:00 PM

All applicants must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions should be submitted to

Delivery in person or via commercial carrier (Federal Express or UPS):

Catherine Schafer, Director of Grants, Integrity and Accountability
Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street, 3rd floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0717

DCF offers the alternative for bidders to submit proposals electronically. Only a registered Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) or the designated alternate is eligible to send in a submission by submitting an AOR form.

AOR Registration forms and online training are available on the website at:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Camden, Cape May, Mercer, Salem, and Somerset Counties