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The below links provide non-profit organizations with information on working with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). These resources include available funding opportunities, policy and guidance documents and training opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is often asked questions related to its contracting. Questions like:

  • How do I get a contract or learn how to do business with DCF?  
  • How do I discuss an idea or proposal with DCF?
  • If I need a Letter of Support or Commitment for a grant from an agency other than DCF how do I  apply?

If you have these types of questions you can email for guidance.

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Funding Opportunities

Requests for Proposal, Information and/or Qualifications 
To receive notices announcing funding opportunities by email, visit


DCF Contracting Information

DCF Contracting Information On this page, you can find policy manuals, forms and other information related to contracting with our Department.


Sexual Abuse Safe-Child Standards

DCF has decided to endorse these important Safe-Child Standards and plans to incorporate them into our grant-making process and existing contracts in the renewal period beginning in July 2014.  These standards represent best practices and are aspirational for any organization serving children and youth.  Please click on the following link to review the Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCA NJ) Sexual Abuse Safe-Child Standards.

Click HERE for the Sexual Abuse Safe-Child Standards