At the Wisconsin Partnership Program, we strive to provide our applicants and grantees with the tools and support they need. Below you will find useful information and tools to assist your project and as well as important policy information. Current grantees should contact their program officer with further questions.

How we administer grants

The Partnership Program issues requests for partnership/proposals for both the community and faculty competitive grant programs. Interested applicants should review the grant page.

All grant applications undergo a multistep review by Partnership Program staff members, university faculty and staff, and representatives from state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. The process includes:

  • technical review verifying eligibility and compliance with proposal requirements
  • expert review consisting of independent assessment and scoring
  • full committee review of top-ranked proposals and interview of applicants as applicable

Grantees receive a team orientation and agree to a memorandum of understanding that outlines grant requirements such as progress reports, financial status reports and final report.

Diversity policy

The mission of the Partnership Program of the School of Medicine and Public Health is to advance population health in Wisconsin by promoting community-academic partnerships, supporting research and education and influencing public policy.

The commitment to diversity is integral to the Partnership Program's mission and pursuit of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all. A broad perspective helps the Partnership Program understand the most effective means to address population health issues and to improve the health of the public.

Diversity encompasses underrepresented groups and people who are specifically protected by civil rights laws and includes, but is not limited to age, gender, race, national origin (ethnicity), religious beliefs, physical abilities and characteristics, sexual orientation, economic circumstances and lifestyle.

The Partnership Program is subject to and complies with the diversity and equal opportunity policies of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Furthermore, to ensure diversity within the programmatic goals and objectives of the Partnership Program, the following policy has been adopted:

  • The Partnership Program will continually strive to achieve a diverse membership among the Oversight and Advisory CommitteePartnership Education and Research Committee, standing and ad hoc committees, staff, consultants, advisors and partners.
  • The Partnership Program will undertake a strategic and systematic approach to involving individuals from diverse racial/ethnic groups, ages, abilities, geographic regions and interests by supporting opportunities for community engagement throughout Partnership Program planning processes, development and outreach.
  • The Partnership Program will continue to monitor the level of diversity on all WPP committees, subcommittees and advisory groups. The Partnership Program will communicate its diversity policy to the public by posting the policy on the program Web site and by publicizing the policy in advance of committee elections.

Supplanting policy

Supplanting means to replace, to take the place of, or to supersede. The Partnership Program prohibits any funds from being awarded that will supplant funds or resources otherwise available to applicants from other sources for the proposed project. Examples are provided in the full application. Applicants must complete the non-supplanting questionnaire as part of the full application process. In addition to reviewing responses on the questionnaire, Partnership Program staff will examine WISDM and WISPER entries during technical reviews of full applications.

Grant recipients also must recertify annually that other funds for the proposed project have not become available or been declined. No grant can be awarded if a determination of supplanting is made.

Useful documents and links from the Partnership Program

Financial policies for grantees

Other helpful resources and programs