Today, as the next step in Mayor de Blasio and the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity’s (TRIE) efforts to connect families in priority neighborhoods to the resources and supports they need, the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) released its RFP to expand the "Family Enrichment Center" (FEC) model from three sites to twelve sites in the coming year. Over the next three years, FECs will be expanded to a total of 30 sites. ACS is seeking local community-based providers, with deep ties to their communities, to run the new sites.
FECs, which were launched in 2017, are warm, home-like, walk-in centers that are co-designed with community members, so individuals, families and children can connect with neighbors, volunteer their time, and access activities and resources they need to thrive. Community members who engage with an FEC can expect a stigma-free, voluntary, locally-managed resource in their community. The new centers will be located in the priority neighborhoods identified by the TRIE, based on their equity burdens and the impact of COVID-19.
For this RFP, the new sites will be located in the following communities.
The deadline for applications is 11/17/2021.