United Way of Dane County is currently accepting concept papers from agencies for programs focused on supporting high school aged youth in Dane County with emotional and behavioral issues. United Way expects to fund one to three programs for up to $75,000 that effectively guide youth to successfully make the transition from high school to employment and/or secondary education. Online applications are available at

The deadline for receiving Concept Papers is April 25, 2014 at 6:00PM. Submissions must be formatted as a Microsoft Word document or PDF document, using a font no smaller than Arial point 11 or Times Roman point 12 typeface and delivered by electronic mail to Ashley Hillman at with the subject line reading: “Youth Transitions Concept Paper.”  Online submissions will also be accepted.

The Self-Reliance and Independence Community Solutions Team will review the concept papers and determine which agencies will be invited to participate in the full proposal process and notify them by May 30, 2014. The full proposal process is projected to start June with a close date in July.  Agencies will be notified of the provisional decisions by early December 2014.

For more information, please contact Ashley Hillman at 246-4383 ext. 6312, or email

About Self-Reliance and Independence (SRI) Community Solution Team
The SRI Community Solution Team manages the Safe and Healthy Aging portfolio which includes seniors and people with disabilities. Our focus is to ensure that seniors and people with disabilities stay in their homes and live safely and independently.

 About Our Community’s Agenda for Change


  • Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.
  • Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.


  • There is a decrease in family homelessness.
  • There is a reduction in violence toward individuals and families.


  • People’s health issues are identified and treated early.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.

 United Way engages our community, mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives.

About United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County is addressing the underlying causes of community issues through our community’s Agenda for Change—seven goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Safety and Health that our community identified as most critical to changing lives and strengthening Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are achieving measurable results toward making our community better educated, safer, and healthier. United Way provides organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate, and volunteer to change the human condition  in Dane County.