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Have You Discovered discoverDYCD?
Looking for an afterschool program in your neighborhood? Need information on improving reading skills or finding the nearest community center? The new web application discoverDYCD allows you to search in multiple languages for DYCD-funded programs. You can search by borough, neighborhood or zip code, and discoverDYCD provides contact information, activities offered, and a mapping feature with navigation.
Categories of services include: Afterschool Programs, Family Support, Literacy Services, Youth Services and so much more! We hope you find discoverDYCD useful as you take advantage of the diverse resources and opportunities that New York City has to offer.
2018 SYEP Application Release
If you are a NYC youth between the ages of 14-24 who is looking for valuable work experience and earning money this summer, please complete the SYEP application and take the first step to landing your dream summer job.
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2018 DYCD Scholars
Act Fast – limited slots available. Submit your Spring 2018 application for the DYCD Scholars Program. Are you are a CUNY student and work at a DYCD-funded CBO?
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Fiscal Agent Request for Proposals (RFP) Release
The Fiscal Agent Request for Proposals is seeking an appropriately qualified vendor to:
- Provide fiscal agent services, including but not limited to, accounting, disbursement and reporting, payroll, and other services to approximately 700 human services providers under contracts funded by City Council discretionary funds that are valued at $25,000 or less, and approximately 30 contracts that are mandated by DYCD to use a fiscal agent, as well as approximately 10 other contracted providers that elect to avail themselves of these services.
- Process approximately 800 stipends and other related payments annually to DYCD’s 42 Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) and the Community Action Board (CAB), which support the programs funded by the federal Community Services Block Grant.
A pre-proposal conference will be held on February 8, 2018 at 2:00pm, 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007. Attendance by proposers is optional but recommended by DYCD.
Questions regarding this RFP may be directed to RFPquestions@dycd.nyc.gov one week prior to the due date.
Learn more about the Fiscal Agent RFP
Runway and Homeless Youth Services (RHY) Request for Proposals (RFP) Releases
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers; EPIN: 26018I0002
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach Services: 26018I0003
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Crisis Shelters and Transitional Independent Living Program (open-ended RFP): 26018I0004
The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is proud to release three Runway and Homeless Youth Services (RHY) Request for Proposals (RFP). Through these RFPs, DYCD is seeking appropriately qualified not-for-profit organizations to operate these services for runaway and homeless youth and youth at risk for homelessness in New York City and their families. Please see below for more information regarding each of the RFPs.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers; EPIN: 26018I0002
The primary purpose of the Drop-In Centers is to prevent youth homelessness or minimize its duration. Drop-In Centers have a broad role. They are resource hubs for the whole borough in which they are located, and they conduct outreach, provide information, and educate the public about youth homelessness and its causes. They also provide a range of direct services for RHY and youth at risk for homelessness and their families.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Street Outreach Services: 26018I0003
The purpose of Street Outreach is to help prevent youth homelessness or minimize its duration by distributing information to homeless youth and youth at risk for homelessness about available services and responding to their urgent needs, e.g., for food, clothing, first aid, transportation, etc. Street Outreach workers help youth access the range of RHY services funded by DYCD including arranging for transportation to a crisis shelter or other safe location and offering referrals to services that can assist them.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Crisis Shelters and Transitional Independent Living Program (open-ended RFP): 26018I0004
- Crisis- Shelters
The purpose of crisis shelters is to provide emergency shelter and services with the primary goal of reuniting youth with their families, or, if that is not possible, finding them appropriate longer-term placements.
- TIL Programs
TILs offer transitional housing placements for youth (and in some cases, their dependent children) who cannot, currently, return home to their families and have been assessed as suitable for programs designed to teach independent living skills.
The due date for the RHY Drop-in Center and RHY Street Outreach RFPs is January 10, 2018 in the HHS Accelerator system.
Learn more about RHY Street Outreach RFPs
Interested in Applying to Ladders for Leaders?
If you are interested in applying to the Ladders for Leaders Program, you MUST complete an SYEP application first to be directed to the Ladders application page. Please click here to start your SYEP/Ladders application. The deadline to apply to Ladders for Leaders is March 30th, 2018.
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Communities of Color NonProfit Stabilization Fund Request for Applications for FY'18 Now Available
DYCD is announcing that the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund has been released. This City Council discretionary funding initiative is administered by the New York Urban League, Hispanic Federation and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families to build capacity in non-profit organizations, including qualified faith based institutions. This is the fourth round of awards and organizations with budgets below $500,000 can apply for a maximum of $35,000 and organizations with budgets above $500,001 can apply for a maximum of $45,000 for organizational development projects. The deadline for submitting an application is December 6, 2017. You can learn more about the Initiative by attending a community briefing. A list of the briefings is included in the RFA.
For the application or further information, contact any one of the partner representatives:
Mitchell Wu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212809-4675 ext.107
Download the Communities of Color Fund Application
Ferdinand Aguilar, email@example.com, 212-233-8955 ext.137
Learn more about the Communities of Color Fund at the Hispanice Federation
Sarah Smothers, firstname.lastname@example.org 212-929-8000 ext.142
Learn more about the Communities of Color Fund at the NY Urban League
Asian American Federation, Download the Communities of Color Fund Application at the Asian American Federation