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DYCD-funded programs Update

All DYCD-funded programs based in NYC Schools including Beacon will remain closed until schools reopen. Due to the recent guidance on social distancing, Cornerstone and COMPASS Center-based programs will be closed for the remainder of this week. Please, contact programs for updated business hours. For updates on DYCD programs and services, click here or visit www.nyc.gov/dycd.


Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) Programs Concept Paper

In accordance with section 3-16(j) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the Concept Paper for the Community Services Block Grant, Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) Programs. NDA programs target low-income communities and provide strategies that address the needs of older youth, the working poor, immigrants, and struggling families through education and employment services, literacy services, and assistance to individuals and families in accessing community and social services. Programs will also promote community development through addressing safety and crime issues and supporting business development.

We encourage those interested in this program to please comment at CP@dycd.nyc.gov by February 28, 2020. Please enter “NDA Concept Paper” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which is anticipated to be released early Spring of 2020.

Learn more about the NDA Concept Paper and download a copy


NDA Concept Paper

Release Date: January 31, 2020

DYCD is pleased to announce the In accordance with section 3-16(j) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will be issuing a Concept Paper for the Community Services Block Grant, Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) Programs. NDA programs target low-income communities and provide strategies that address the needs of older youth, the working poor, immigrants, and struggling families through education and employment services, literacy services, and assistance to individuals and families in accessing community and social services. Programs will also promote community development through addressing safety and crime issues and supporting business development.

For more information on this program, you can access the Concept Paper starting January 31, 2020 on DYCD's website. We encourage those interested in this program to please comment at CP@dycd.nyc.gov by February 28, 2020. Please enter “NDA Concept Paper” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released early Spring of 2020.

DYCD looks forward to receiving your feedback!


Communities of Color NonProfit Stabilization Fund Request for Applications for FY'20 Now Available

DYCD is pleased to announce the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) which aims to build the capacity of New York City nonprofits in recognition of the fact that organizations led by people of the community are best equipped to meet the needs of the community. CCNSF is also intended to promote learning among CBO leaders.
Download the Communities of Color Fund Application
Learn more about the Communities of Color Fund Application


FY 2020 Budget Forms Are Available

The FY 2020 forms are now available online. CBO providers must ensure that all budgets and budget modifications submitted by their agency are in compliance with New York City and DYCD rules and regulations.
Learn about Budget Forms


FY 2020 Discretionary Contracts

DYCD and other City agencies administer Discretionary contract funds. Discretionary funds are funds that non-profit, community-based social service providers use to meet the needs of local communities. The funds are allocated by the Members of the New York City Council.
Learn about Discretionary Contracts