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.
Release Date: January 31, 2020
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.
Release Date: November 12, 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 NYC UnityWorks Program.
Unity Works is a new model which will look to serve runaway and homeless youth (RHY) as well as youth at risk of homelessness who are 16-24 years of age; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or other sexual/gender minorities (LGBTQI+); and currently not working, not in school, or in need of additional employment or literacy skills. The program will prepare participants to secure entry-level employment in a career pathway by offering a continuum of education and employment services including literacy instruction, HSE prep, work readiness training, paid work experiences, industry-recognized credentials and placement in employment, advanced training, or post-secondary education. Participants will also receive comprehensive support services tailored to their individual needs.
We encourage those interested in this program to please send your comments to Conceptpaper@dycd.nyc.gov by December 2, 2019. Please enter “NYC Unity Works Program” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system.
Release Date: September 12, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: September 19, 2019 at 3:00PM
Pre-proposal location: 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007
The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the Beacon- Truman High School Reissue Request for Proposal (RFP). Through this RFP, DYCD will award one contract to a qualified nonprofit organization to operate a Beacon Community Center program at the Harry S. Truman High School located at 750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10475 (Beacon). Beacon Community Center programs (Beacons) serve youth from Kindergarten through age 21 as well as adults aged 22 and older, including seniors. Located in public schools across New York City (City) and operating year-round in non-school hours on weekdays, weekends and in the summer, each Beacon transforms its host school into a resource for the whole community by offering an integrated range of programming tailored to local needs. For all participants, especially youth, Beacons offer a safe place to engage in recreational activities, discover new interests, acquire skills, and find opportunities to contribute to the community, guided and supported by program staff.
Learn about Beacon-Truman High School Reissue RFP
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
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: September 5, 219 at 2:00PM (2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor)
Proposal Due Date is: September 20, 2019 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 SYEP Work Readiness: Curriculum Development, Training, and Support Request for Proposal (RFP). Through this RFP, DYCD is seeking one qualified contractor to develop and deliver a web-based/digital, mobile-friendly work-readiness training curriculum for DYCD’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and provide training and ongoing support to SYEP and DYCD staff.
It is anticipated the agreement will be for three years starting November 1, 2019 to October 30, 2022, with an option to renew for up to an additional three (3) years.
If you have questions about this solicitation please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to indicate “SYEP Work Readiness: Curriculum Development, Training, and Support RFP” in the subject line.
Release Date: May 29, 2019
Pre-proposal Conference: June 13, 2019 at 2:00PM
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 email@example.com. Please be sure to indicate “Applied Research and Evaluation Services” in the subject line.
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 RFI@dycd.nyc.gov
We look forward to receiving your response.
Download Request for Information - SYEP Work-Readiness Training Curriculum
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
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
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.
Learn about SYEP