Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers

DCCBSP is composed of small, grassroots to mid-sized community-based organizations

Update 04/08/21: As a result of applicants' needs, DCCBSP has come together to provide support to community members through the CORE Rental Assistance Program. We will offer virtual and in-person rental assistance office hours where applicants will have access to our volunteers who will walk them through an application to ensure that it is complete, accurate, and moves through the acceptance process quickly with no or minimal setbacks. For More Information

Urban Triage: Will host both virtual and in-person pop-up sessions each week. In-person pop-up locations will be held at Northport Apartment Community Center, 1740 Northport Dr, on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Wexford Apartments 7012 Tree Ln Suite A, Madison WI 53717, The Pines 2302 High Ridge Trail, Fitchburg WI 53713, Packers Townhomes 1927 Northport Dr, Madison WI, 53704 and at the Urban Triage Training Offices, located at 2312 S. Park St, on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

Virtual pop-up sessions will be held Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Zoom Registration Link

Please be advised that community members must register in advance. All sessions will have a 10 person limit. 


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Fosters of Dane County: Will host three weekly in-person pop-up sessions at their office, located at 700 Rayovac Dr. - Suite 122, on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. If these times do not work for community members in this area, please call 608-284-8716 to schedule an alternate time to meet. 

Neighborhood Connectors: Will host weekly in-person pop-up sessions at the Public Library, located at 5726 Raymond Rd, on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Update 1/28/21:  DCCBSP has been granted $470,000 which will be divided by 5 organizations to support Black Families in the Dane County Area who are behind on their rent and/or utilities as a result of COVID-19 and/or unemployment.  

The organizations represented in this round of funding are:

Request for support application will open when funds are received--approximately the 2nd week of February.

When our focus shifted, we were met with opportunities to develop coordinated services and supports through multiple partnerships and collaborations to support families efficiently and effectively. This includes a collaboration of 15 Black-led organizations, known now as Dane County Collaboration of Black Service Providers ("DCCBSP" or the "Collaboration"), which is composed of small, grassroots to mid-sized community-based organizations that have been mobilizing since early March to meet the needs of those most affected by COVID-19. 

The Collaboration was awarded $200,000 from the United Way of Dane County's COVID-19 Relief Fund and is managed by the lead-applicant, Brandi Grayson, founder and CEO of Urban Triage, Inc., and Karen Reece, Vice President of Nehemiah Community Development Corporation. DCCBSP represents an unprecedented partnership to mobilize coordinated efforts aimed at mitigating and minimizing the health, economic, and social impacts of the current crisis on communities of color. 

The funds were divided evenly among each organization to serve individuals and families in their areas of expertise. The Collaboration will connect individuals and families directly to organizations that can best meet their needs as well as coordinate to provide wrap-around services efficiently. 

The organizations represented in the Collaboration include:

Request Support Through the Collaboration

To request coordinated support through our Collaboration's process, please complete this form. 

COVID-19 Assistance Request

Join the Collaboration

Are you an organization that would like to be part of the Collaboration? We are now accepting applications for membership. If you are interested or know of any other organizations interested in becoming part of this historic movement, please complete the membership form using the link below.

DCCBSP Membership Application

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