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Applied Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals

Release Date: May 29, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: June 13, 2019 at 2:00PM
EPIN: 26019P0001

Proposal Due Date is: July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor, Room 1407 New York, NY 10007

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the Applied Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposal (RFP).  Through this RFP, DYCD is seeking up to seven (7) qualified contractors with the experience, technical expertise and capacity to conduct applied research and evaluation services of a wide variety of community-based, anti-poverty and community development programs. The goals of the RFP are to establish a pool of qualified contractors to deliver products that help cultivate a culture of learning and data-driven decision-making; inform program improvement as well as program and policy development; contribute to continuous quality improvement; and explore and spotlight best practices.

It is anticipated the master service agreements will be for three years starting September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Task order terms will vary based on the individual projects but will be within the master service agreement term.

If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to Please be sure to indicate “Applied Research and Evaluation Services” in the subject line.

Download the Applied Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals
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NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Work-Readiness Training Curriculum

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is looking for your expertise and feedback through the below Request for Information (RFI).  Your feedback will assist DYCD with developing a future Request for Proposal for work readiness curricula and designing a web based learning platform. 

If you are interested in providing a response please complete section three (3), Scope of Work and Information Requested from Respondents, of the RFI.  

All responses must be submitted no later than May 14, 2019 and should be emailed to

We look forward to receiving your response.
Download Request for Information - SYEP Work-Readiness Training Curriculum

SYEP Applications are Available Now!

The 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August, and workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. This year we've made some changes to the program: teens 14 - 15 take part in project-based activities that help them explore different careers while young adults aged 16 - 24 can work in a variety of industries throughout the City.
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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.
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FY 2019 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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