Office of Children and Family Services

Contracts, Grants, and RFPs

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

RFP 2018-19 - New York State AmeriCorps 2019 Competitive Pool

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2019-20 AmeriCorps competitive 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 the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter “the Corporation” or “CNCS”)1 to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.


RFP 2018-22 - Workforce Development Demonstration Project

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) is pleased to announce this funding opportunity and will award grants for a Workforce Development Demonstration Project (WDDP) that will provide education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while also providing them with opportunities to perform meaningful work and service to their communities.


IFB 2018-09 - Contractual Staff Position - Program Manager

Amended 11/21/2018

The purpose of this Invitation for Bid (IFB) is to select a Contractor to provide a new staff position to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) hereinafter referred to as the “Program Manager” or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the “Program Manager.”


IFB 2018-17 - Supervising Psychiatrist Eastern Region

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, 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).


IFB 2018-15 - Psychiatric Services for Brookwood Secure Center and Highland Residential Center

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brookwood Secure Center and Highland Residential Center.


RFP 2018-21 - Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) Reissue

Reissue 10/4/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is soliciting applicants to coordinate new or expand existing local and regional Child Fatality Review Teams (CFRTs). The purpose of the CFRT is to prevent future deaths and to promote child safety through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary examination of the cause, manner and circumstances of a child’s death.


IFB 2018-10 - Lodging for Human Service Training Center Trainees

This Invitation for Bid (IFB) is issued by New York State Children and Family Services Bureau of Training . BTD is seeking qualified and responsible vendors to provide lodging for New York State trainees attending trainings at the OCFS BTD Human Services Training Center located at 164 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York.


RFP 2018-04 - Public Private Partnership

Amended 9/20/2018, 10/12/2018

OCFS is pleased to announce this funding opportunity designed to increase services for at-risk children, youth and families to prevent involvement with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems through the establishment of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) programs. These programs are intended to target at-risk infant, children, youth and families in high need areas in New York State. For purposes of this RFP, high need areas are defined as those with high rates of child abuse and maltreatment, as well as high admission rates for foster care and detention. Applicants are required to leverage private funds as a cash contribution to support the state funds being made available through this competitive Request for Proposals (RFP).


IFB 2018-14 - Psychiatric Services for Lower Industry Residential Center

Reissue 9/28/2018

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower Industry Residential Center.


RFP 2018-14 - Youth Development and Runaway Homeless Youth Learning Exchange / Training

Amended 8/15/2018, 8/29/2018

OCFS seeks to solicit, through RFPs, proposals from qualified training providers who have the capacity to develop and deliver: regional in-person trainings for youth bureau directors and their staff; statewide web-based trainings for runaway and homeless youth program staff; and to organize and manage two annual learning exchanges. The learning exchanges (conferences) and in-person trainings must be designed to support the skills for enhancing positive youth development principles within the youth bureau system and facilitate planning and collaboration regarding trends and challenges for youth in their communities. The web-based trainings must be designed to meet the needs of runaway and homeless youth providers and be relevant to advancing current state and federal regulations.


IFB 2018-13 - Psychiatric Services for Upper Industry Residential Center

Reissue 9/4/2018

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Upper Industry Residential Center.


IFB 2018-12 - Psychiatric Services for Harriet Tubman Residential Center

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Harriet Tubman Residential Center.

There are two positions available at Harriet Tubman Residential Center for a total number of hours not to exceed 624 a year per position. OCFS will make two separate awards for the two available positions. Bidders may submit a bid for one or both positions.


RFP 2018-07 - Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Center

The purpose of this “targeted” RFP is to fund one regional permanency resource center (PRC) which will increase the state’s capacity to strengthen families by providing critical post adoption and post guardianship services with programs designed based on the unique needs of adoptive and guardianship families.

The PRC must demonstrate the capacity to serve families in all four (4) targeted upstate counties that no PRC currently serves: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Chenango.


RFP 2018-13 - NYS Education Training Voucher Program

Amended 8/3/2018, 8/9/2018, and 8/15/2018

The Education Training Voucher (ETV) program is intended to help youth aging out of foster care to make the transition to self-sufficiency and receive the education, training, and services necessary to obtain employment. Federal funds are utilized by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to administer the ETV program. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to obtain a vendor to administer the ETV Program on behalf of OCFS.


RFP 2018-01 - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Targeted Post Adoption Services

OCFS currently supports post adoption community-based programs throughout New York State. The purpose of this targeted RFP is to fund one post adoption program for families who meet Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) eligibility requirements and are residing within any of the five (5) boroughs of New York City.


RFP 2018-02 - Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT)

Amended 7/31/2018 and 8/15/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is soliciting applicants to coordinate new or expand existing local and regional Child Fatality Review Teams (CFRTs). The purpose of the CFRT is to prevent future deaths and to promote child safety through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary examination of the cause, manner and circumstances of a child’s death.


IFB 2018-11 - Automatic Vending Machine Service

Amended 7/30/2018

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Commission for the Blind is soliciting proposals from vendors to provide automatic vending machines at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.


WITHDRAWN - IFB 2018-07 - Contractual Position - Program Manager

Withdrawn 9/10/2018, Amended 7/26/2018

This IFB has been withdrawn. OCFS anticipates posting a new IFB in the near future.

The purpose of this IFB is to select a Contractor to provide a Program Manager position to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the Program Manager. The staff position would assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Child Advocacy Centers (MDT/CAC) funded by Federal Victim of Child Act (VOCA) funds. The staff position will be required to monitor the MDT/CACs to determine that they meet OCFS standards as well as meet all VOCA requirements.


RFP 2018-15 - New York State AmeriCorps Formula Pool

Amended 5/31/2018 and 6/5/2018

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service seeks applicants for 2018-19 AmeriCorps formula grant funding. This RFP is for a pool of AmeriCorps national service funding that is determined by a formula based on each state’s population. The RFP is designed to identify a proposal or proposals that the commission believes is most consistent with the overall strategic goals and priorities of the state and the commission. The recommendations the commission makes must be approved by the Corporation for National and Community Service before grants may be awarded. The proposals the commission considers will identify a single organization or agency or multiple organizations or agencies to establish and administer an AmeriCorps program or programs.


RFP 2018-12 - Empire State After-School Program

Amended 5/23/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department invites eligible school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations to submit proposals for the establishment and/or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).


RFP 2018-11 - Community Credible Messenger Initiative (CCMI)

Amended 6/21/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is pleased to announce this funding opportunity aimed at improving the safety and well-being of children and families through the development of regionally placed Credible Messengers (CM) and Parent Partners (PP) as part of a core group of services strategically connected to OCFS Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSOs). This program is entitled Community Credible Messengers Initiative (CCMI).


IFB 2018-06 - Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis and may bid for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB.


IFB 2018-05 - Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Highland Residential Center

The Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) is seeking one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth & youthful offenders residing at Highland Residential Center. See attached document for full bid specifications.


RFP 2018-10 - Child Care Resource and Referral Services, Including Legally-Exempt Caregiver Enrollment Services

Amended 2/16/2018, 2/26/2018, and 3/8/2018

OCFS is pleased to announce a funding opportunity: Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Services. This RFP is for the purpose of awarding contracts to qualified not-for-profit community-based organizations that demonstrate the ability to provide the services as described herein. CCR&R agencies represent a critical link between the state’s efforts to oversee and strengthen the child care system and provide quality child care services to New York State (NYS) children and families. CCR&R agencies make the child care market more effective and result in enrollment stability for child day care programs. CCR&R services must be flexible, respectful of individual choice and serve parents of all economic and ethnic groups.


RFP 2018-09 - Infant/Toddler Regional Services

Amended 2/16/2018, 3/7/2018, and 3/19/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) seeks proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations to act as lead Infant/Toddler agencies, in each of seven regions across New York State (NYS), to address the unique and special needs of the infant/toddler population.

NOTE: Please note the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended by one week.


IFB 2018-04 - Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Highland Residential Center

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Highland Residential Center.


RFP 2018-08 - Pre-College Program for Legally Blind Students

Amended 2/28/2018

The purpose of the contracts resulting from this RFP is to establish a Pre-College Program for legally blind student entering their senior year of high school. This program will assist participants in refining their academic, social, and independent living skills before commencing full time college studies, through a four week on-campus experience.


RFP 2017-22 - DJJOY Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Consultation and Training

Amended 1/18/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to provide on-going Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training and consultation to our secure facilities, limited-secure facilities, non-secure facilities and Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSOs).


IFB 2017-06 - Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Goshen Secure Center

Amended 1/2/2018

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 (YDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY), which operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Goshen Secure Center.


IFB 2017-05 - Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Brookwood Secure Center, Taberg Residential Center, Industry Residential Center

Amended 9/8/2017

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, youth development and delinquency prevention programs. The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY), which operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB). OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls, and Brookwood Secure Center.


RFP 2017-01 - Quality Child Care Support Services

Amended 8/16/2017

OCFS serves New York’s public by promoting the well-being of our children, families and communities. OCFS seeks proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations that will provide NYS Quality Child Care Support Services for high quality training and technical assistance to NYS Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies.


IFB 2017-02 CFS01 - Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing

Amended 8/8/2017

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis and may bid for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB (Please see Section 4.1 – Method of Award – for additional information. OCFS may select up to five (5) awards from this IFB for each title, in each region.


RFP 2017-18 CFS01 - Empire State After-School Program

Amended 7/7/2017

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department, invites eligible school districts either on their own, or in collaboration with a not-for-profit organization(s), to submit proposals for the development or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).


RFP 2017-07 NYSCB ATC - Assistive Technology Centers

Amended 3/9/2017

The New York State Commission for the Blind is seeking proposals that continue the project goals: providing assessment of the assistive technology (AT) needs and abilities of consumers referred from NYSCB; recommending assistive equipment configurations that meet consumers' individual needs; and providing comprehensive training to assist consumers in achieving proficiency in the use of the recommended equipment in the workplace or during their educational or vocational training.

This RFP has been amended to cancel the Bidder's Conference, May 9, 2017.


IFB 2017-03 - Speech Therapy and Language Services for OCFS Residential Facilities

OCFS seeks contractors to provide speech therapy services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at multiple residential centers. Offerors may bid on one or more locations covered by this IFB. An award will be made to the lowest cost qualified bidder that submits a bid for the location providing they meet all eligibility and vendor responsibility requirements.


IFB 2017-01 - Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Brookwood Secure Center

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brookwood Secure Center.


IFB 2016-02 - New York State land is available for farm use at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Industry Residential Center at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, New York 14543

New York State is offering an opportunity to lease land currently held by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). This land is part of parcels under the control of the Industry Residential Center located at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, in Rush, NY. The expected term of the lease will be for 5 growing seasons during 2017-2021, and will comprise 6 lots, for a total of 160 acres.


RFI 2016-01 - New York State (NYS) Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) CFS01-RFI-2016-01

OCFS has issued a Request For Information (RFI) seeking information on the capability of vendors to administer the New York State (NYS) Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program and serve as NYS's fiscal agent for the ETV program. This would require:

  • The use of an automated system to support administration of the program, including a website/webpage to host the NYS ETV Program, server support,
  • Work with NYS Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) to verify eligibility for all applications received through receipt of a completed ETV application;
  • Disbursement of funding to eligible applicants by the beginning of the fall and winter/spring semesters; and
  • The provision of student support services to include financial counseling and mentoring.

RFP: For Training Services

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is seeking a qualified vendor to provide contracted training services. Please refer to the Request for Proposal (RFP) document for specific information, qualifications, scope of work, requirements and instructions. Please read the RFP and all relevant documents in their entirety. The summary of required documents may be found at the Bureau of Training website: http://ocfs.ny.gov/ohrd/RFP/ .


Restricted Procurements

OCFS Restricted Procurements
Procurement Name Restricted Period
Start Date
OCFS Designated Agency Contact(s) OCFS Solicitation Contact(s)
OGS Procurement Services – System Integration Services for Integrated Eligibility System Monday, January 18, 2016 Wendy Fioravanti (OGS, Primary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
Erin L. Datri - (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
William Macey (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
Wendy Fioravanti (OGS, Primary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
Erin L. Datri - (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
William Macey (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov

2017 Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Centers Request for Proposals

The purpose of this "targeted" RFP is to fund Regional Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs) which will increase the State's capacity to strengthen families by providing critical post adoption and post guardianship services with programs designed based on the unique needs of adoptive and guardianship families.

Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Centers Request for Proposals 2017


IFB 2016-01 CFS01 - PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES FOR DJJOY

Invitation for Bids for Psychiatric Services for three OCFS upstate locations - Finger Lakes Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center and MacCormick Secure Center. Request for Bid form.


2016 Regional Permanency Resource Centers Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Regional Permanency Centers to provide post adoption and post guardianship supportive services that will keep children and families together.


2016 Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is pleased to announce this funding opportunity aimed at providing quality home visiting services through the Healthy Families New York (HFNY) home visiting program in some of the highest need communities in New York State where intensive home visiting services are unavailable.

2016 Healthy Families New York Visiting Program Request for Proposal


Low Vision Examination and Low Vision Prescription Services in New York City or Long Island

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) is seeking responses from providers willing to provide Low Vision Examination and Low Vision Prescription Services in New York City or Long Island.

Request for Qualifications


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Outreach Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to a qualified not-for-profit organization for a state-wide initiative to increase participation in the CACFP Program among afterschool, daycare and other out-of-school care providers.

Request For Proposal


Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for State fiscal year 2015-16 for a Healthy Families New York (HFNY) program in Oneida County.

Request For Proposal


Kinship Caregiver Programs Request for Proposals

This purpose of this Request for Proposals is to fund new, existing or expanded projects that will increase the State's capacity to achieve permanency by providing critical services to children and caregivers in kinship families.

Request For Proposal


Settlement House Program - Request for Applications

The programs funded under the terms of this Request for Applications (RFA) will operate within the strategic framework of the Children’s Cabinet. Governor Cuomo established the Children's Cabinet, which focuses on governmental programs collaboratively developing and implementing effective, efficient and coordinated service delivery so that New York's children are given an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Improving services to children in the areas of health, education, safety and general welfare is essential for their well-being and future as well as for the success and development of the State. A priority of the Children's Cabinet and OCFS is to "protect those in greatest need." The Settlement House Program provides OCFS and localities an opportunity both to provide services to our most vulnerable children and families and to implement activities to address disproportionality in identified communities.

Request for Applications


New York City Summer Transition Program for Legally Blind Youth

The State of New York has implemented a new statewide prequalification requirement designed to facilitate prompt contracting for all vendors. Interested vendors are asked to submit commonly requested documents and answer frequently asked questions once. The application requests organizational information about vendor's capacity, legal compliance, and integrity. To learn more about prequalification, visit the Grants Reform website http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees

Request For Proposal


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