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Emergency Solicitation:
Child Care Grant Management Solution

Amended 6/9/2021, 6/10/2021

IMPORTANT: This funding opportunity is an emergency solicitation being conducted under the authority of Executive Order 202, which is exempt from Article 4-C of Economic Development Law.

OCFS is in need of a technology solution to support childcare stabilization grants application, review, and payments processing to disburse funds available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to childcare providers. Due to extremely tight deadlines to disburse over $2B in grant funds to eligible childcare providers with approved applications, an automated application processing and payment system must be developed and deployed before the end of July 2021. Additional grants funded by ARPA may be added to the application at a later date as directed by OCFS. To that end, OCFS is seeking to award a contract to one vendor who can provide a solution that meets the technical requirements included in the scope of work.

DISC 1073
Discretionary Opportunity - Financing Strategy Consultant

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Council on Children and Families (CCF) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that are capable of developing the following documents: Early Childhood Education (ECE) Financing Strategy plan; the New York State Pyramid Model Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, and Social Impact Bonds (SIB) documentation showing how an SIB can support the statewide implementation of the Pyramid Model, develop/design, and print website ready documents.

RFI 1075
Regional Vending Machine and Micro Market Services

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), Business Enterprise Program (BEP), is seeking information and collecting input from qualified parties regarding the preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) and statewide restructuring of the NYSCB/BEP third party vending program. This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes OCFS and NYSCB are authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law Section 3 (13), to solicit bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

LOI 1059
Child Care Program Integrity (CCPI) Maintenance, Enhancement, and Support

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that demonstrate the desire and ability to support, maintain and enhance New York State’s Child Care Program Integrity (CCPI) System.

CCPI was created to assist New York’s Local Social Services Districts (LSSDs) identify potential instances of fraud within their Child Care Subsidy Programs and assist the LSSDs Fraud Investigators in targeting their scarce resources to cases most likely to achieve quantifiable results. CCPI is a web-based predictive analytic system that interfaces with other State systems critical in managing New York’s Child Care program, including but not limited to the Child Care Facility System (CCFS), the Welfare Management System (WMS), the Benefit Issuance Control System (BICS), and the Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA).

The purpose of this opportunity is to invite any eligible and interested entities that believe they can satisfy this program’s needs to inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI).

RFP 1055
Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, and Restraint Training for Residential Child Care Providers

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive proposals for Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, and Restraint Training for Residential Child Care Providers. The safety and well-being of children placed in residential settings is a priority for OCFS. This training includes several components that together support congregate care agencies’ and OCFS’ ability to provide safe, stable and therapeutic environments for children and youth.

IFB 1072
Psychiatric Services for Harriet Tubman Residential Center

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).

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

IFB 1074
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center

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).

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

Governor Cuomo Announces $26.6 Million Available to Support Essential Workers and First Responders Through the Empire Pandemic Grant Program

Amended 5/17/2021

$26.6 million in Empire Pandemic Response Reimbursement funding is available to New York State first responders, health care workers and other essential workers for unreimbursed expenses they incurred while responding to the coronavirus pandemic between March 1 and July 31, 2020.

For more information see:

Important Updates - 05/17/2021

FINAL SUBMISSION DATE for New Applications: MAY 18, 2021

Due to the overwhelming response for Empire Pandemic Response Reimbursement Fund grants, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services must exercise its right to revise the due date for submission of online applications, as permitted under the terms of the grant opportunity.

The final deadline to submit online applications is May 18, 2021, at 5 p.m., Eastern time.

Additional Updates:

  • Online applicants whose submissions have been fully reviewed and approved should expect to receive an email beginning in early June from HyperWallet, notifying them that they will be receiving funds and asking them to select their preferred form of payment.
  • As a reminder, online applicants may check their application status at any time by logging into the application portal and will be notified when a final decision is made. Applicants will be notified by email if additional tax information is needed and may still submit income documentation after the May 18, 2021 deadline. However, funds will be awarded on a first come first served basis to applicants that submit a complete application.

It is our honor to disburse these funds to first responders and essential workers. We thank you for your dedicated service to the people of New York State.

Change in the Dates to Request and Submit Paper Applications - Notice to those who wish to request a paper application for the Empire Pandemic Relief Reimbursement Fund

Due to the overwhelming response for Empire Pandemic Relief Reimbursement Fund grants, and the likelihood that funds will soon be exhausted, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services must exercise its right to revise the due date for requesting a paper application, as permitted under the terms of the grant opportunity. The final deadline to request a paper application is May 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.. The Program Administrator must receive all paper applications in the mail by Thursday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.. No paper applications will be accepted after that time. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those applicants who submit a complete application.

LA FECHA DE ENTREGA FINAL para Solicitudes Nuevas: EL 18 DE MAYO DE 2021

Por la respuesta aplastante para el Fondo de Reembolso de Empire en Respuesta a la Pandemia, la Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias de Nueva York debe ejercer su derecho de modificar la fecha límite de sus solicitudes en línea, como permitido bajo de los términos de la oportunidad de la subvención.

La fecha límite final para entregar su solicitud en línea es el 18 de mayo, 2021, a las 5 p. m. hora del Este.

Actualizaciones Adicionales:

  • Solicitantes en línea quienes entregas ha sido completamente revisadas y aprobadas deben esperar de recibir un correo electrónico a partir del principios de junio desde HyperWallet, notificándoles que estarán recibiendo los fondos y pidiéndoles a seleccionar su método de pago preferido.
  • Como recordatorio, solicitantes en línea pueden verificar el estado de sus solicitudes en cualquier momento por iniciar sesión en el portal de solicitud y estarán notificados cuando se toma una decisión final. Solicitantes estarán notificados por correo electrónico si la información de los impuestos está necesitado y pueden entregar la documentación del ingresos después de la fecha límite de 18 de mayo de 2021. Sin embargo los fondos estarán asignados por orden de llegada a solicitantes quienes entregan solicitudes completas.

Es nuestro honor de desembolsar estos fondos a socorristas y trabajadores esenciales. Gracias por su servicio dedicado a la gente del Estado de Nueva York.

Cambio en las fechas para solicitar y presentar solicitudes impresas - Notificación a aquéllos que deseen solicitar una aplicación impresa o en papel para el Fondo de Reembolso de Empire en Respuesta a la Pandemia (Empire Pandemic Relief Reimbursement Fund).

Debido a la abrumadora respuesta a las subvenciones del Fondo de Reembolso de Empire en Respuesta a la Pandemia y la probabilidad de que los fondos se agoten pronto, la Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias del Estado de Nueva York debe ejercer su derecho a revisar la fecha límite para solicitar una solicitud impresa, según se permita bajo los términos de la oportunidad de subvención. La fecha límite final para solicitar una solicitud en papel es el 7 de mayo de 2021 a las 4:30 p.m.. El administrador del programa debe recibir todas las solicitudes impresas por correo antes del jueves 27 de mayo a las 5:00 p.m.. No se aceptarán solicitudes en papel después de ese tiempo. Las subvenciones se otorgarán por orden de llegada a los solicitantes que presenten una solicitud completa.

RFP 1066
AmeriCorps 2021 Formula Pool

Amended 4/16/2021

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2021-22 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 the Corporation for National and Community Service to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

SOI 1005
Settlement House Program

Amended 3/18/2021

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified organizations that meet the criteria of a Settlement House, as defined herein. A Settlement House is an independent, voluntary, not-for-profit organization engaged in community work and social services delivery in a defined neighborhood, in a municipality of the State of New York. The Settlement House Statewide Funding opportunity will award grants for the purpose of enhancing and coordinating activities and programs, expanding programs to serve more individuals and families, and/or promoting inter-agency coordination with other neighborhood organizations offering complementary services.

IFB 1065
Psychiatric Services for Highland Residential Center

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).

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

LOI 1060
Licensed Clinicians to Function as the Qualified Individual (QI) Related to Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is seeking Letters of Interest from licensed clinicians with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the child welfare field, to function as a Qualified Individual (QI) for the purpose conducting assessments of youth in foster care in accordance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and corresponding New York State standards.

To meet the requirement of two (2) years of experience in the child welfare field, applicants must have worked for or under contract with a child welfare program in their professional capacity as a licensed clinician for a minimum of two (2) years within the last fifteen (15) years. Child welfare programs include, but are not limited to, a local department of social services, a voluntary authorized agency, a residential agency serving youth or families, a community-based provider, and/or other entity that addressed issues of child safety as it pertained to abuse and neglect, provided and/or coordinated services for children and families to address challenges such as substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence.

DISC 1062
Discretionary Opportunity - CMS Project Assistant 2021

TThe New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that can provide OCFS a resource to support the administration, operation, and ongoing support of the Contract Management System (CMS), which interfaces with the Statewide Financial System (SFS). Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to provide administrative duties that will require the performance of CMS maintenance, operational support that will include Help Desk support and Troubleshooting user problems, and development support that will include assisting the project team with system upgrades. Please see the Activities/Work to be Performed section for additional information.

The purpose of this Discretionary Opportunity announcement is to invite any eligible and interested entities who believes they can satisfy the needs of this program, to so inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI). To be considered responsive, your organization’s LOI must be received no later than the deadline specified on the first page of this announcement. OCFS intends to select one contractor based on the criteria outlined in this announcement.

LOI 1064
Voluntary Foster Care Agency Medicaid Training (ROUND 2)

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that provide a comprehensive training program for OCFS-licensed, Article 29-I Voluntary Foster Care Agency Health Facilities (Click here for Article 29-I guidance) Medicaid Managed Care transition activities, Children and Family Treatment Support Services and Home and Community Based Waiver Services to advise OCFS of their interest to this advertisement by responding with a Letter of Interest. OCFS is looking for an organization to provide training opportunities to Voluntary Foster Care Agency staff, Children and Family Treatment Support Services providers, Home and Community Based Service Providers, Health Home Staff, and Local Departments of Social Services staff; at times, dates and locations specified and/or approved by OCFS.

LOI 1050
New York City Legally Exempt Enrollment Services

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that are not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation(s) with experience regarding NYS Child Care regulations and statutes, to express their interest in delivering legally exempt enrollment services in all five (5) boroughs of New York City. Services include the enrollment and re-enrollment of legally-exempt child care providers (including evaluation of enrollment application documents and generation of notices to parents and providers related to application completeness, and notices to parents and providers on the provider’s regulatory compliance and any follow-up activities), annual inspections of these providers, complaint investigations, reviews of requests for rate enhancements, technical assistance to families as well as enrolling providers related to enrollment, training and compliance, and regular communication with programs regarding issues related to regulatory compliance. Currently, there are approximately 4,000 Legally Exempt Child Care Providers with the possibility of additional new Legally Exempt Child Care Providers that may wish to enroll in these boroughs.

RFQ 1057
Low Vision Examination and Prescription Services

Amended 12/1/2020

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) and New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) announces a funding opportunity for qualified entities who are willing and able to provide Low Vision Examination and Prescription Services to individuals who are legally blind, as described within this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with qualified entities, who are willing and able to provide Low Vision Examinations and Prescription Services in the location/counties listed in this announcement.

RFP 1061
NYS AmeriCorps 2021 Competitive Pool

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2021-22 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”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1054
Speech Therapy Services at Industry Residential Center and Harriet Tubman Residential Center

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 Bids (IFB). .

OCFS seeks qualified contractors to provide speech services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center and Harriet Tubman Residential Center. The lowest cost qualified vendor(s), who meet all the mandatory requirements, will be awarded the contract(s) for the position(s).

IFB 1056
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center

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).

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

LOI 1042
Voluntary Foster Care Agency Medicaid Training

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that provide a comprehensive training program for OCFS-licensed, Article 29-I Voluntary Foster Care Agency Health Facilities Medicaid Managed Care transition activities, Children and Family Treatment Support Services and Home and Community Based Waiver Services. Under the anticipated contract, the organization will provide training opportunities to Voluntary Foster Care Agency staff, Children and Family Treatment Support Services providers, Home and Community Based Service Providers, Health Home Staff, and Local Departments of Social Services staff; at times, dates and locations specified and/or approved by OCFS.

LOI 1058
Facility Based Gang Intervention at Brookwood Secure Center - Round 2

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can teach a customized gang intervention/youth engagement curriculum for juvenile offenders, ranging in age from 14 to 21, who have been placed at Brookwood Secure Center. Brookwood is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, southeast of the City of Hudson. The facility’s comprehensive services include academic, vocational and special education, a behavior management system, medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling. OCFS is looking for a program that espouses a mission to empower at risk young people with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety and achievement in schools and communities at large. The program will be conducted inside of the Brookwood Secure Center and will complement the comprehensive programs already in place at the facility.

DISC 1052
Discretionary Opportunity - Comprehensive Needs Assessment

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that can conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment (CSNA) for The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB). This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to conduct a CSNA for NYSCB which should involve an evaluation of NYSCB case management data, along with primary data collection through the use of surveys and focus groups; leading to identification of specific areas in need for improvement within services and supports, program practices, and policies.

LOI 1048
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for DJJOY Facilities

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide the necessary Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services that are required within our Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY).DBT provides our youth with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one (1) organization to provide DBT services to our DJJOY youth and staff. Please note that funding available for this project is limited, and prospective applicants are encouraged to keep their proposed costs as low as possible so as to remain competitive during the evaluation process.

LOI 1051
Digital Voice and Location Radio Systems for Taberg Residential Center

Amended 8/26/2020

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide the necessary equipment, installation /integration, and on-going service/maintenance as needed; to support the implementation and operations of a digital voice and wireless beacon radio location radio system for a limited-secure juvenile detention center. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one (1) organization to provide the system components, necessary integration, and installation of a digital voice and location radio system, for the main campus at Taberg Limited Secure Center for Girls and their Annex Facility.

LOI 1045
Facility-Based After-School Programming at Industry Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide customized afterschool programming for juvenile offenders placed at Industry Residential Center, which is located in Western New York State, in Rush, NY. The facility’s comprehensive services include academic, vocational and special education, a behavior management system, medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling. OCFS is looking for a afterschool program that espouses a mission to empower at-risk young people with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety, and achievement in schools and communities at large. The program would complement the comprehensive programs already in place at Industry Residential Center.

LOI 1044
Facility Based Gang Intervention at Brookwood Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can teach a customized gang intervention/youth engagement curriculum for juvenile offenders, ranging in age from 14 to 21, who have been placed at Brookwood Secure Center. Brookwood is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, southeast of the City of Hudson. The facility’s comprehensive services include academic, vocational and special education, a behavior management system, medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling. OCFS is looking for a program that espouses a mission to empower at risk young people with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety and achievement in schools and communities at large. The program will be conducted inside of the Brookwood Secure Center and will complement the comprehensive programs already in place at the facility.

New York Forward
CARES 3 Reopening/Restructuring for Remote Learning and Temporary Operating Grant

9/25/2020: CARES3 applications available

These applications are for grants available throughout New York State from the federal CARES Act funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant opportunities are to assist reopening and expansion of capacity in child care programs by providing for supplies associated with reopening and expansion.

For more information, see the CARES 3 Reopening/Restructuring for Remote Learning and Temporary Operating Grant page.

LOI 1049
Promoting Two Generational Approaches to Support Maternal Child Health

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from qualified entities that:

  • Are incorporated and located in NYS.
  • Are members of the following partnerships/councils: the NYS Parenting Education Partnership and the Early Childhood Advisory Council.
  • Have Certified Protective Factors Trainers on staff.
  • Demonstrate expertise in home visiting policy in New York State.
  • Demonstrate an existing statewide parenting education partnership and established partnerships with state agencies and parent leadership organizations.
  • Have the program and statewide infrastructure to implement multiple concurrent projects.
  • Possesses the technological capacity to plan and execute a large-scale conference. This includes an IT capacity to hold a webinar for at least 500 people.

The purpose of this opportunity is to invite any eligible and interested entity that believes they can satisfy this program’s needs to inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI).

Please see the LOI document for additional information and submission requirements.

LOI 1047
Infant Mental Health Basics Course

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities to provide infant and early childhood mental health training to the early care and education community. Letters of Interest (LOI) are being solicited from eligible entities that are NYS organizations, agencies, or businesses which can:

  • Demonstrate their established relationships with early childhood mental health organizations in New York State;
  • Demonstrate membership or affiliation with at least one of the following organizations:
    • Zero to Three (trainers approved by Zero to Three to conduct their approved trainings)
    • the World Association of Infant Mental Health membership, or
    • the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health membership; and
  • Have trainers with credentials that reflect infant mental health competency, who must have the NYS Association of Infant Mental Health Endorsement.

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one organization who will facilitate in-person, two-day infant and early childhood mental health basics training, in each of the ten regional economic development regions of the state (Capital District, North Country, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central NY, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, Western NY, NYC & Long Island) for a total of ten statewide trainings per year.

IFB 1038
Statewide Chef Services Consultant

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).

OCFS seeks one (1) contractor to provide chef and nutritional services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, Highland Residential Center, Industry Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls, Brentwood Residential Center, Red Hook Residential Center, Brookwood Secure Center, Columbia Girls Secure Center, Goshen Secure Center and MacCormick Secure Center. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract.

There is one position available for a for all NYS OCFS facilities statewide. It is anticipated that the awarded position will provide the required services not to exceed 1,820 hours annually, wherein the Contract Chef will be responsible for facility-based kitchen oversight. The awarded position will be required to work directly with youth.

RFP 1037
NYS AmeriCorps 2020 Formula Pool

Amended 4/20/2020, 5/14/2020

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter "the commission") seeks applicants for 2020-21 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 the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter "the Corporation" or CNCS) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1041
Psychiatric Services for Brookwood Secure Center

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).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brookwood Secure Center. There is a maximum bid rate for this procurement per IFB Section 4.2 Price. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

IFB 1029
Site Clearing and Vegetation Control

Amended 3/27/2020, 4/10/2020

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Capital Services announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to solicit bids to make one award for the Landfill Cap Mowing Maintenance Contract at the Rush Landfill located in Monroe County within the land parcel of Industry Residential Center, 375 Rush-Scottsville Rd, Rush, NY 14543.

Please Note: There is a mandatory pre-bid site visit and inspection for this IFB. An RSVP will be required to attend. Please see Section 1.3 Calendar of Events and Appendix D – Scope of Work Section 1.06 for more information regarding this requirement.

Please see section 3.2 of the IFB document for a full description of services to be provided. Please read the IFB document located on the "documents" tab for more information regarding submission requirements.

RFP 1011
Kinship Caregiver Program

Amended 2/14/2020

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified applicants to support kinship caregivers, also referred to as non-parent caregivers. These Kinship Caregiver Programs will serve families with informal or legal custody of a child(ren) between the ages of 0-18 years old, in at least two (2) or more counties of New York State (NYS). See RFP Section 5.3 Key Concepts for additional information. For the purpose of awards made from this Request for Proposal, OCFS will view each NYC borough as a county. Program services must include case management and referral, support groups, education, family engagement and maintenance, and family preservation.

The purpose of this RFP is to fund Kinship Caregiver Programs to increase the state’s capacity to support and strengthen families, promote permanency and the well-being of children. Programs should be designed based on the unique needs of kinship families with a goal to maintain and support child(ren) residing in kinship households. Applicants must agree to provide required services to kinship families in at least two (2) or more counties or boroughs of NYS.

LOI 1028
Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA) Maintenance

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide necessary information technology services to support the Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA).

OCFS is seeking to contract with one organization to maintain, host, provide Helpdesk support and enhance (as needed) the CCTA, which is a client server and database application that has been designed by Controltec, Inc. specifically for use in New York State. CCTA includes the ability to electronically record and track day care attendance records, calculate payments, make eligibility determinations and interfaces with other state systems. This system is used by all local social services districts outside of New York City, and supports the management of the child care subsidy program as prescribed by Title 18 of the New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). It contains the proprietary components KinderTrack, KinderCare and KinderScan which were created/developed by Controltec, Inc. of Escondido, California and includes modules for automated time and attendance tracking, accurate payment calculations, interfaces to designated statewide systems, eligibility determination, and ongoing management of the child care subsidy program.

IFB 1036
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center (Round 3)

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).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower and Upper Industry Residential Centers. There is a maximum bid rate of $300.00 per hour for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

SOI 1017
Residential Services for Individuals Who Are Legally Blind

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified organizations that currently provide a residential services program for individuals who are legally blind (hereafter also referred to as a participant) which develop and expand the participant’s abilities that will assist them in achieving self-reliance and independence in both daily life and the workplace.

IFB 1032 - REISSUED
Supervising Psychiatrist Western Region

Reissued 12/31/2019

Please Note: This IFB has been reissued. Changes have been made to Section 1.3 Calendar of Events. No other changes have been made to this procurement. Please see section 1.3 of the IFB for additional information.

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).

OCFS seeks one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric supervision services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls and Sgt. Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract.

IFB 1026
Psychiatric Services for Columbia Girls Secure Center

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).

RFP 1025
NYS AmeriCorps 2020 Competitive Pool

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter "the commission") seeks applicants for 2020-21 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) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1031
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center (Round 2)

Amended 11/27/2019

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 1027
Automatic Vending Machine Service - Various Locations in and around Syracuse, NY

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

IFB 1019
Coordination and Administration of Citizen Review Panels

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will select one applicant (which may be an agency or individual), to coordinate the administration of three (3) Citizen Review Panels (CRPs). The actual location(s) of these panels are Buffalo, Albany and New York City.

IFB 1022
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center

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).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower and Upper Industry Residential Center. There is a maximum bid rate for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

IFB 1024
Psychiatric Services for Red Hook Residential Center

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).

SOI 1023
Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services Round 2

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

RFP 1009
Empire State After-School Program

Amended 9/3/2019

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).

SOI 2019-01
Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

IFB 1003
Psychiatric Services for Brentwood Residential Center

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).

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