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RFA 2
Invest in NY Child Care Emergency Request for Applications (RFA) for Existing Programs

New York State identified $100M to address child care deserts by building and expanding licensed child care capacity to those areas of the state with the least supply. Federal funding is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This RFA is making $30M available for existing programs only, with applications being accepted beginning on June 30, 2022.

Please Note: Please check this site regularly for more information. Prior to applying be sure to review the grant requirements, determine your projected expansion, and contact your assigned OCFS regulator regarding capacity changes.

Find more information about this opportunity on the Child Care Deserts Grant for Existing Programs page.

RFA Documents

IFB 1095
Replace or Repair Boiler for Building 29 and 66 at Industry Limited Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Capital Facilities Services Bureau announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to provide repair or replace boiler equipment; a component equipment of the space heating system for Buildings 29 and 66 at OCFS Industry Limited Secure Center located at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, NY 14543 in Monroe County.

Due to the nature of the required service, repair, and/or corrective action, eligible responders must be located within a 40 mile-radius of the Industry Limited Secure Center. There is a mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit. Please refer to IFB Section 1.3 Calendar of Events.

RFP 1078
Targeted Healthy Families New York (HFNY) Program with Healthy Families America (HFA) Child Welfare Protocols

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications to provide Healthy Families New York (HFNY) home visiting services to include the Healthy Families America (HFA) Child Welfare Protocols to unserved counties in New York State. HFNY is a key strategy supported by OCFS as noted in the state’s Family First Prevention Services Act Prevention Plan to strengthen families, mitigate challenges that can lead to contact with the child welfare system and reduce child welfare involvement for those who are known to the system.

This RFP expands the availability of the effective HFNY services in two important ways: expanding enrollment of children up to 24 months of age when referred by child welfare and adding programs in unserved counties. The Child Welfare Protocols enables families with a target child up to 24 months of age to enroll when referred by child welfare instead of the age limit of three months in the HFNY traditional model. As a result, families with older children can access the same benefits of home visiting as families with children under three months of age. This expanded eligibility will allow child welfare to refer more families to HFNY and will allow HFNY programs to offer support to older children and families involved in the child welfare system. The unserved counties targeted by this RFP are Cayuga, Chautauqua, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Lewis, Montgomery, Nassau, Onondaga, Putnam, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, and Wyoming.

A total of approximately $9 million annually will be available to fund proposals to serve the targeted counties identified in this RFP. Annual awards of up to $500,000 per county will be made based on the number of families to be served. The applicant’s proposal should propose to serve the equivalent of up to 15 percent of Medicaid births in their county(ies). Generally, programs have been successful serving the number of families equivalent to 10 to 15 percent of Medicaid births in the county(ies) to be served. See RFP Section 4.1, Attachment #10 NYS Medicaid Births by County and Attachment #11 Guidance to Determine the Number of Families to be Served. No more than one proposal to serve each county will be approved for funding.

IFB 1085
Qualified Individual Services

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs. The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs and Community Multi-Service Offices (CMSOs) for juvenile delinquents, juvenile offenders, and adolescent offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS is seeking licensed clinicians to provide Qualified Individual (QI) assessments of OCFS-placed juvenile delinquent youth in identified regions and statewide in accordance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and corresponding New York state standards.

RFP 1090
New York State Americorps 2022-2023 Formula Pool

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2022-2023 AmeriCorps formula grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by AmeriCorps for National and Community Service (hereafter “AmeriCorps” or “AMERICORPS”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

RFP 1082
Assistive Technology Centers

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) is the state entity designated to provide vocational rehabilitation services to New Yorkers who are legally blind. NYSCB recognizes the benefits of assistive technology in enabling legally blind individuals to access print or computer-based information, especially in education and employment, and intends to continue its assistive technology program through the release of this request for proposal (RFP).

RFI 1092
LGBTQA+ Supportive Services

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY), is seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding LGBTQA+ services in preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for individuals or organizations to provide focused LGBTQA+ supportive services to youth and/or training to staff and stakeholders who are located across the state in OCFS operated Juvenile Justice Facilities (facilities) and Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSO).

DJJOY’s goals in issuing this RFI are to:

  • Inform the public of OCFS’s intent to establish a statewide network of individuals or organizations to provide services to OCFS LGBTQA+ youth and community partners.
  • Elicit strategies for identifying specific training modules to inform OCFS staff of best practices in providing services to youth who identify as LGBTQA+.
  • Elicit ideas and/or recommendations on how to structure an RFP that will encompass the range of services needed to support and strengthen basic competencies of OCFS staff and contractors to promote the well-being of OCFS placed LGBTQA+ youth and their families.
  • Identify potential challenges and/or roadblocks related to implementing a program model designed to meet the unique needs of OCFS placed LGBTQA+ youth and their families.

RFI 1092 - LGBTQA+ Supportive Services: RFI 1092 Word | RFI 1092 PDF

IFB 1087
Family First Contracted Project Manager

OCFS announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one Contractor to provide one new staff position to OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Project Manager” or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the “Project Manager”. The Project Manager would assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of programs funded by the federal Family First Transition fund. The Project Manager will be required to oversee the development of the Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST)/ Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool, assessment of training and changes to CONNECTIONS (the state’s child welfare system) in collaboration with staff from the Division of Child Welfare Services, the Bureau of Training, and CONNECTIONS. As part of this oversight responsibility, the Project Manager will need to collaborate to develop comprehensive work plans, assist in the development of subcontracts, and adhere to the necessary timeframes to implement the FAST/ CANS tool statewide.

RFA 1
Invest in NY Child Care Emergency Request for Applications (RFA) for New Programs

Amended 2/09/2022, 3/24/2022, and 4/18/2022

Through this Request for Applications (RFA), the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is accepting applications for Invest in NY Child Care Grants to new programs, to address the lack of available child care in areas of the state that qualify as child care deserts.

Find more information about this opportunity on the Child Care Deserts page.

Application submission has begun! You can apply at childcare-grants.ocfs.ny.gov.

OCFS held public information information sessions on February 7th and February 14th, 2022. A recording from the February 14, 2022, session is available for viewing below.

RFA Documents

IFB 1086
Psychiatric Services for Various Facilities

Amended 2/25/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, and youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at MacCormick Secure Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, Highland Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center, and Industry Residential Center.

There are six (6) position available in this opportunity. Psychiatrists (Lot 1) and Psychiatry Nurse Practitioners (PNP) (Lot 2) who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to bid on any or all positions. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for details on how the awards will be made.

DISC 1084
Developmental Writing/Technology Seminar for Pre-College Program

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that provide a web-based technology training and developmental writing seminar (course) for high school students who are blind and attending the Pre-College Program. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

The New York State Commission for The Blind (NYSCB) provides services to legally blind individuals in New York State. NYSCB has identified a need to provide a web-based technology training and developmental writing course for high school students who are legally blind and attending the Pre-College Program for legally blind students. The contract resulting from this announcement will offer a specialized developmental writing course that includes web-based distance technology training for individuals who are blind. The proposed course must incorporate instruction on the use of both, assistive technologies for legally blind individuals, and mainstream technologies, as they are applied to a traditional college writing course. Students must receive individual and group writing instruction remotely, as they are guided in the use of the tools of the online learning environment, such as the use of an iOS access device (i.e., iPad), the electronic course management system, web conferencing, and discussion forums. The proposed course must be provided annually for a four-week period, during July and August.

The current Pre-College Program is held on the following two (2) college campuses: Lemoyne (Upstate) and Manhattanville College (Downstate).

IFB 1081
Prevention Unit - Contracted Program Managers

OCFS announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one or more Contractor(s) to provide up to two new staff positions to OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Program Managers” or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the “Program Managers”. The Program Managers would assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of programs funded by William B Hoyt Trust Fund and/or Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and/or other OCFS funded programs. The Program Managers will be required to monitor the programs to determine that they meet OCFS standards, implement program model(s) with fidelity where applicable, as well as meet contractual obligations. The Program Managers will assist in supporting OCFS’ oversight of the programs. As part of this oversight responsibility, the Program Managers will need to assure that programs are providing a strength-based approach engaging families, providing services according to approved work plans to strengthen and support families and to reduce risk factors of child abuse and neglect. All services provided under resulting contract must be in accordance with all State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.

LOI 1076
New York State Quality Child Care Support Services

OCFS announces an opportunity for qualified entities that will provide New York State (NYS) Quality Child Care Support Services for high quality training and technical assistance to NYS Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) agencies; to regional Infant/Toddler Training and Technical Assistance Centers (ITTACs); and to directors of child day care centers and school-age child care programs. Child care is a critical need in order for the NYS economy to flourish. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has served to highlight the importance of this need for children and families across NYS. Qualified entities responding to this Letter of Interest must be not-for-profit organizations with a proven track record of working with organizations on a statewide basis. Qualified entities must have a thorough familiarity with New York State’s Child Care Program. CCRRs represent a critical link between OCFS’s efforts to oversee and strengthen the child care system and provide quality child care services to New York’s children and families.

RFP 1071
New York State AmeriCorps 2022 - 2023 Competitive Pool