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Adolescent Literacy ProgramRequest for Proposals

Adolescent Literacy Program
Request for Proposals

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03/23/10 2:00 PM hand deliver proposals to: DYCD Procurement Office, 156 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038


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DYCD will again separately fund literacy programs in each of the five boroughs that specifically address the needs of younger adolescents in grades 6-8. Programs would employ multiple strategies to improve not only reading, but also writing, listening, and speaking skills. Instructional strategies would promote motivation and engagement in reading and writing. Strategies would also address decoding skills, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

In addition to proposals for complete and separate adolescent literacy programs, DYCD will accept proposals to add literacy components to existing youth programs. Programs would be school-based or center-based.

DYCD will also award one contract to provide support to the Adolescent Literacy Program. The Adolescent Literacy Support provider would work closely with each adolescent literacy services provider to implement strategies to continuously improve the program. It would observe program activities, interpret data on student progress, assist in developing instructional strategies to address challenges that arise in the program, and provide and coordinate staff development activities in order to assist programs to revise their practices to achieve better student outcomes.

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GrantWatch ID#: 123576

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$80,000 to $250,000

Term of Contract:

3 years


Pre-proposal Conference:

03/04/2010, at 9:00AM or 11:00AM

Pre-Application Information:

There will be two program options: Option I - Adolescent Literacy Services, Option II - Adolescent Literacy Support. Option I will comprise five competitions, one in each borough. There will be one competition for Option II.
Annual funding for the Adolescent Literacy Program will total $1.0 million. Annual funding for Option I, Adolescent Literacy Services, will total $870,000. Borough allocations for Option I are based on each borough\'s proportionate share of sixth grade public school students and will be as follows: Brooklyn: $251,485; Bronx: $187,155; Manhattan: $114,125; Queens: $237,235; and Staten Island: $80,000.7 DYCD anticipates awarding 7-10 contracts that would aggregately serve 175-217 adolescents annually. The annual cost would range from $4,000 up to a maximum of $5,000 per participant. Annual funding for Option II, Adolescent Literacy Support, will total $130,000. The maximum hourly rate, which would include all costs, will be $160. DYCD anticipates awarding one contract.

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Daniel Symon
(212) 513-1820

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