Type: Concept Paper

Release Date: September 24, 2021

Proposal Deadline: The comment/question period for this concept paper ends on November 8, 2021 at 3pm ET

Issued By: Public Health Solutions on behalf of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Contact Info: James Bello

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Public Health Solutions (PHS), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), is releasing this concept paper for the following purpose: DOHMH, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity or NYCO), intend to adapt the C2C model for community organizations working with youth and their families in 33 TRIE neighborhoods. DOHMH and NYCO therefore propose to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for non-profit community-based organizations (e.g., serving one or more Mayor's Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE) neighborhood(s) within the five boroughs, with genuine relationships with community stakeholders and residents). As part of their program application, CBOs will designate a mental health provider organization such as a clinic, hospital, community-based provider or agency that they will partner with to handle referrals for clinical evaluations and interventions. Mental health provider partners will also provide coaching and consultation to facilitate mental health and related issues.

Key Dates

Questions Due Date: November 8, 2021, 3:00 pm ET

Organizational Eligibility Requirements

Community-based organizations must be a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization with proven experience and expertise delivering high‐quality programming for the targeted children and youth populations (ages 5-21), and their families. 

 Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong capacity to effectively recruit, serve and retain community children and youth in program activities and be able to meet related contract requirements;
  • A physical program site where program activities will be focused; and
  • Strong capacity to effectively partner with other organizations

 Preferred qualifications of key staff of the CBO grantee:

  • The program director(s) must have strong leadership skills and at least five years of successful, similar experience working with the target population. Key staff should have successful experience providing services to children, youth and their families in a culturally sensitive manner;
  • Fiscally sound and capable program management. Experience managing government grants or contracts is preferred;
  • Organizations should have experience collecting performance data and tracking outcomes as well as experience using performance data to manage and continuously improve operations;
  • Organizational leadership should be available to play an effective role in developing, implementing, and overseeing the program;
  • Requisite financial strength and resources to handle the administrative and fiscal implications of a DOHMH award.


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