New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
03/21/18 3:00 PM ET
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and government agencies to meet the special and unique needs of infants and toddlers. Nonprofit applicants are strongly encouraged to prequalify in the online grants system no later than March 14. Successful applicants will provide technical assistance and other resources to providers serving young children throughout the state.
Introduction/Description of Program Objectives and Background:
OCFS is pleased to announce the funding opportunity for Infant/Toddler (I/T) Regional Services. These services are described in this RFP for the purpose of awarding contracts to qualified not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate the ability to provide the services as described herein.
These services will be funded to address, on a statewide basis, the unique and special needs of the I/T population. Contracts will be awarded in each of the seven regions across the state. Lead agencies will develop and coordinate I/T services in partnership with OCFS. Lead agencies will be expected to collaborate with Child Care Resource and Referral Centers (CCR&Rs) within each of their corresponding regions. I/T Regional Services will be provided to promote an understanding of the importance of, and strategies for improving, the quality of care for infants and toddlers.
Services will include providing technical assistance to providers on best practices in serving infants and toddlers, assisting providers in addressing issues that have been identified in their program(s) as of importance to the I/T population, working with providers as they develop new I/T care, promoting and facilitating child care staffing to obtain specialized training in serving the I/T population, and making available I/T information on best practices in various mediums to the child care provider community.
OCFS Statewide Considerations:
OCFS’s mission is to serve New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of children, families and communities. OCFS effectuates results by setting and enforcing policies and building partnerships at the federal, state, county and community levels that impact practice. OCFS funding investments assist communities to create and/or enhance the provision of quality services in the areas of child welfare, child care, juvenile justice, adult protective services, and services for the legally blind and visually impaired.
Awards will be distributed to the following regions:
-Albany Region, serving the following counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington
-Buffalo Region, serving the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming
-Long Island Region, serving the following counties: Nassau, Suffolk
-Syracuse Region, serving the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Tompkins
-Rochester Region, serving the following counties: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates
-Yonkers Region, serving the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
-NYC Region, serving the following counties: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Manhattan, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
GrantWatch ID#: 128975
OCFS will award one contract per region for a total of seven contracts.
The maximum amount of the award per region is outlined below:
-Albany Region Funding: $125,000
-Buffalo Region Funding: $125,000
-Long Island Region Funding: $125,000
-Syracuse Region Funding: $125,000
-Rochester Region Funding: $125,000
-Yonkers Region Funding: $125,000
-NYC Region Funding: $350,000
The contract(s) awarded in response to this RFP will be for five years. The anticipated start date is 7/1/18. The anticipated end date is 6/30/22.
Funding is currently anticipated to be available for the first year of the contract, and the award of a multi-year contract does not guarantee that funding will be available for subsequent years.
Lead agencies may not begin to provide services prior to the contract start date; OCFS has no obligation to pay for services rendered prior to that time. The contract(s) awarded will be subject to the continued availability of funding.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Director of Contracts
Questions for CFS01-RFP# 2017-02 Infant/Toddler Regional Services
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, Room 202S – RFP Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144
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