Contracting Opportunities

Concept Papers in 2018

DYCD is proud to release the following concept papers. Please see below for further details.

Horizon Program Concept Paper

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the concept paper for the Horizon program.  Horizon secure juvenile detention facility located in Mott Haven, Bronx, will house 16 to 21 year olds who are detained and part of the Raise the Age law.The purpose of the Horizon program will be to provide high quality, engaging activities and supportive relationships that foster social and emotional well-being, build life skills, and to offer opportunities for youth to explore career options that build on their strengths and reflect their interests.  

We encourage those interested in this program to please comment at by October 24, 2018. Please enter “Horizon Concept Paper” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system. DYCD looks forward to receiving your feedback.
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Residential and Non-Residential Runaway and Homeless Youth Services Program

This concept paper is the precursor to two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to be issued by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) for contracts starting July 1, 2018. The RFPs will seek appropriately qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and youth at risk for homelessness in New York City (City) and their families. One RFP (RHY Non-Residential Services) will cover Drop-In Centers and Street Outreach Services. The other (RHY Residential Services) will cover Crisis Shelters and Transitional Independent Living (TIL) Programs. DYCD encourages all to provide feedback as this will assist with our forthcoming RFP, anticipated to be released in the fall.

Please email comments to DYCD at no later than October 24, 2017. Please enter "runaway and homeless youth concept paper" in the subject line or submit by mail to:

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

Download the RHY Concept Paper

Former Concept Papers