New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) - Bureau of Permanency Services
02/28/20 4:00 PM EST
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups for new programs that assist families that are raising children who are not their own biological children. Nonprofit organizations must prequalify in the application system prior to applying. Funding is intended to support families with informal or legal custody of a child or children between the ages of 0-18 years old. The goal of the grant program is to support kinship caregivers, also referred to as non-parent caregivers. 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.
New York State’s Child Welfare vision is that children, families and adults are protected and supported to achieve safety, permanency and well-being. To achieve this vision, through this RFP, OCFS is seeking Kinship Caregiver Programs that will improve the following outcomes for the most vulnerable children and families:
Organizations that are interested in applying for OCFS funding are therefore encouraged to review their community’s demographic data (i.e., child welfare, home visiting, adoption, and juvenile justice) and as indicated and where deemed appropriate per the target population and/or scope of services for the funding source, consider the element(s) found here in their proposal design: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/RFP1011/RFP1011-Kinship-Caregiver-Program.pdf#page=12
For additional information about program requirements, see: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/RFP1011/RFP1011-Kinship-Caregiver-Program.pdf#page=19
GrantWatch ID#: 153034
$150,000 per year.
The contract(s) resulting from this procurement will be for a five-year term from September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2025.
Funding is currently anticipated to be available for the first year of the contract; the award of a multi-year contract does not guarantee that funding will be available for subsequent years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online through Grants Gateway: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/login2.aspx
Mail Grants Gateway Registration form to:
99 Washington Avenue, Room 1550
Albany, NY 12210-2814
If you have previously registered and do not know your username, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct other questions to: RFP@ocfs.ny.gov
Or mail to:
Director of Contracts
Questions for RFP # 1011 Kinship Caregiver Program
Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Room 202S – RFP Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144
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