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 Wisconsin Partnership Program is subject to and complies with the diversity, affirmative action and equal opportunity policies of the UW System Board of Regents and UW-Madison.

A commitment to diversity is integral to the Partnership Program’s mission to serve the public health needs of Wisconsin and to reduce health disparities and advance health equity through research, education and community partnerships. Our diversity policy ensures that broad perspectives are represented within the Partnership Program’s goals, objectives and processes as the Program works to address population health issues and improve health and health equity in Wisconsin.

Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions are relevant to all grant recipients of the Wisconsin Partnership Program. While a few are relevant to the community grants and others are relevant to the education and research grants, the majority are pertinent to all types of grants.

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. Applicants must complete the non-supplanting questionnaire as part of the full application process.

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