Contracting Opportunities

Concept Papers in 2016

Beacon Services

Beacon Community Centers are collaborative, school-based community centers designed to provide quality services to youth and adults after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. 

The goals of the Beacon are to:

  1. Promote the positive development of all participants through programming characterized by safe environments, multiple supportive relationships, inspiring role models, high expectations, family engagement, and intergenerational activities.
  2. Create a trusted, neighborhood service hub that helps community members access services, strengthens community bonds, and fosters a sense of belonging.
  3. Provide opportunities for all participants to develop skills, increase their personal and family well-being.
  4. Strengthen community life by expanding partnerships, tapping into the City’s rich array of resources, encouraging residents to participate in neighborhood activities and connecting community resources to the Beacon.
  5. Support student engagement in school, including among students with chronic absenteeism.
  6. Ensure participants and community members are viewed as potential contributors to the Beacon and the community, are enlisted to help identify local needs, and engaged in the ongoing development of the Beacon program.

Through the RFP, DYCD will look to award contracts to qualified, nonprofit organizations to deliver Beacon programing.

Please email comments no later than September 30, 2016 to indicating “Beacon Services” in the subject line.

Download Concept Paper


Comprehensive Services for Immigrant Families

The goals of the Comprehensive Services to Immigrant Families programs are to:

  • Identify the complex and multiple needs of newly-arrived immigrant families with limited English proficiency (LEP), and, in collaboration with a network of community-based providers, ensure they gain access to relevant services that will help them prosper and become self-sufficient.
  • Help each enrolled family build self-advocacy skills and gain the knowledge to enable them to address specific challenges and navigate key systems that impact their lives (for example, the education, healthcare, housing, benefits, tax, workplace, and legal and immigration systems).

Through the RFP, DYCD will look to award contracts to qualified, nonprofit organizations to deliver comprehensive services for immigrant families living in low-income neighborhoods.

Please email comments no later than August 5, 2016 to indicating “Immigrant Family Services” in the subject line.

Download Immigrant Family Services Concept Paper


Fatherhood Initiative

The goals of the Fatherhood Initiative are to:

  • Improve fathers’ relationships with their children
  • Increase fathers’ financial and material support for their children.

Through the RFP, DYCD will seek appropriately qualified organizations to operate Fatherhood Initiative in New York City.

Responses to this concept paper should be emailed to no later than August 5, 2016.  Enter “Fatherhood Concept Paper” in the subject line.

Download Fatherhood Concept Paper


Former Concept Papers:

 Papers in 2015
 Papers in 2014
 Papers in 2013