Contracting Opportunities

Concept Papers in 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program

In accordance with section 3-16 (j) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is issuing a Concept Paper for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth with a set of work related experiences that can better prepare them to succeed in employment.

The Concept Paper is available starting September 13, 2017. Following release of this concept paper, DYCD will issue several request for proposals, through the HHS Accelerator system, for 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 economy.

Please email comments to DYCD at no later than October 19, 2017. Please enter "SYEP concept paper" in the subject line or submit by mail to:

Milagros Ramirez
Department of Youth and Community Development
2 Lafayette Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Please note the due date to submit comments has been extended to October 19, 2017.

Download the SYEP Concept Paper

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 the Beacon Services Concept Paper

Former Concept Papers