Office of Children and Family Services

Contracts, Grants, and RFPs

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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 - Education Training Voucher Program

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)

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

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.


IFB 2018-07 - Contractual Position - Program Manager

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 5/31/18 and 6/5/18

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).


Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) 2018 RFP

New York State is issuing this RFP opportunity to provide services and operating funding of up to 1,200 units of Supportive Housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. Capital funding to develop these units is available through separate funding mechanisms. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) serves as the lead procurement agency of the ESSHI Interagency Workgroup which administers the program.

The 2018 ESSHI RFP can be found on the OMH website under “Procurement opportunities.”


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.


IFB 2018-02 - Invitation for Bids: Supervising Psychiatrist Western Region - Amended 3/22/2018

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, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDPP). 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).


CFS01 RFP 2018-10 - Child Care Resource and Referral Services, Including Legally-Exempt Caregiver Enrollment Services - Amended 2/16/2018, 2/26/2018, 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.


CFS01 RFP 2018-09 - Infant/Toddler Regional Services - Amended 2/16/2018, 3/7/2018, 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.


CFS01 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

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 September 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 August 16th, 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: Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing CFS01 - IFB #2017-02 - AMENDED August 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 July 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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


PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES FOR DJJOY - CFS01 - IFB #2016-01

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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