New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) - Division on Women (DOW)
04/17/19 12:00 PM Receipt
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.
GrantWatch ID#: 185474
One in each of five counties.
Each awarded program shall receive up to $150,000.
This funding is for a twelve-month period.
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 DCF.ASKRFP@dcf.nj.gov.
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:
USA: New Jersey: Camden, Cape May, Mercer, Salem, and Somerset Counties