Ryan White Part A Funded Services: Legal Services for New York City and Tri-County Region
Grants for New York City Nonprofits for Programs to Provide
Legal Services to Individuals Living with HIV
Legal Services to Individuals Living with HIV
Public Health Solutions (PHS), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV)
Grants to eligible New York City organizations to establish programs that provide allowable legal services in the New York eligible metropolitan area (EMA). Eligible applicants are those with experience serving HIV-positive individuals, as well as experience providing relevant services. For the purposes of this solicitation, the eligible metropolitan area includes the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) and the counties of Putnam, Rockland and Westchester (Tri-County Region). The agency is soliciting proposals for the following 2 service areas:
- Service Area 1: for legal services delivered in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and/or Staten Island)
- Service Area 2: for legal services delivered in Tri-County Region (Putnam, Rockland and/or Westchester counties)
To qualify,applicants must demonstrate the ability to provide Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) allowable legal services and experience providing related services to people living with HIV. Agencies must ensure that staff members have HIV knowledge, training, and cultural sensitivity appropriate to the populations that they serve and have the capacity to provide services in the languages spoken by the populations served.
Service Area 1: 8-11 grants. Service Area 2: 1-2 grants
Service Area 1 Funding Range: $200,000-$450,000
Service Area 2 Funding Range: $80,000-$110,000
Contracts will be awarded for a term of up to three (3) years. Initial and continued funding for all contracts is contingent upon the availability of funds; satisfactory contractor performance and continued compliance with all other terms and conditions of the award and agreement.
General Applicant Eligibility Requirements
This RFP is intended to solicit proposals from non-profit organizations with experience serving HIV-positive individuals, as well as experience providing relevant services. The general organizational eligibility criteria are as follow:
1) Legal incorporation by the State of New York as a not-for-profit corporation;
2) Federal tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
3) Currently operating in New York City (Service Area 1) or the Putnam, Rockland or Westchester Counties (Service Area 2).
Facilities must comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and be accessible by public transportation. Although any individual applicant agency does not have to serve clients from all eight counties (5 boroughs in NYC and 3 counties in Tri-County), funded agencies should be able to serve clients from throughout the New York EMA.
If applying for Service Area 1: New York City, the applicant agency must have a physical (“brick and mortar”) location in one of the 5 boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island).
If applying for the Service Area 2: Tri-County Region, the applicant agency must have a physical (“brick and mortar”) location in one of the 3 counties (Putnam, Rockland or Westchester).
The applying organization and any partner organization(s) must meet the criteria listed above.
For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding through this RFP. HRSA guidance prohibits not-for-profit organizations from serving as conduits that pass awards to for-profit entities. Subcontracting by not-for-profits with governmental agencies is not allowed.
A Pre-Proposal Conference and Webinar, for those unable to attend in person, will be held for this RFP on November 17, 2016, from 2-4pm. Attendance is not mandatory; however, organizations interested in responding to this RFP are strongly urged to attend. The location and webinar link details are included in the RFP.
The Notice of Intent Form is not required, however, it is strongly encouraged.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mayna Gipson, Public Health Solutions
Written inquiries to: RWLegalRFP@healthsolutions.org
Service Area 1: New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and/or Staten Island).
Service Area 2: Tri-County Region (Putnam, Rockland and/or Westchester counties)
USA: New York City; New York
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