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FY 2022 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.
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My Brothers Sisters Keeper Concept Paper

Release Date: June 8, 2021 

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 My Brother's & Sister's Keeper Youth Council (MBSKYC). MBSKYC program serves up to thirty young people aged 14 to 24. Begun in 2012 as a pilot program, formerly the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC), the program offered a small group of twenty high school students the opportunity to formulate a change agenda for the City of New York (City) in a policy area of their choice and to present their recommendations to the mayor. The MBSKYC will share the goals of the original pilot but expand the age range of the youth participants and introduce a community benefit project involving neighborhood-based youth councils affiliated with DYCD. For more information on this program, you can access the Concept Paper starting June 8, 2021 in the PASSPort system. We encourage those interested in this program to please submit comments via PASSPort by uploading your comments in the questionnaire tab. 

Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released mid-Summer of 2021. DYCD looks forward to receiving your feedback!

FY 2022 Budget Forms Are Available

The FY 2022 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.
Click here to Download FY 2022 Budget Forms

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