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Advance & Earn Concept Paper Released

Release Date: December 14, 2018

Comments Due: January 14, 2019

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 Advance & Earn Program. Advance &  Earn programs will combine the Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) and Intern & Earn (formerly Young Adult Internship Program [YAIP]) to offer a continuum of services from literacy instruction through advanced training and job placement or college enrollment supported by comprehensive support services tailored to individual needs.
The intent of the Advance & Earn program is to provide opportunity youth at any skill level—from fourth-grade reading through possession of an HSE or high school diploma or even some college credits—with the tools needed to gain skills as they move along a continuum of services. The final goal for each participant is attainment of employment in a job with career opportunities or enrollment in post-secondary education or advanced training.  
We encourage those interested in this program to please comment at  by January 14, 2019.  Please enter “Advance & Earn” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system. 
Learn more about the Advance & Earn program and download Concept Paper

Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP) Request for Proposals- Released!

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the following three Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) through the HHS Accelerator system.  DYCD is looking to fund a variety of program models that will strengthen New York City’s workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s and future economy.
Learn about the SYEP Request for Proposals

Communities of Color NonProfit Stabilization Fund Request for Applications for FY'19 Now Available

DYCD is pleased to announce that Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), Hispanic Federation (HF) and New York Urban League (NYUL)  have released the application for the City Council funded Communities of Color Non-Profit Stabilization Fund, which provides awards of up to $45,000 for organizational development projects.

For the application or further information, contact:
Anita Gundanna at

Download the Communities of Color Fund Application

Asian American Federation, Download the Communities of Color Fund Application at the Asian American Federation

FY 2019 Budget Forms Are Available

The FY 2019 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 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.
Learn about Discretionary Contracts